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Lose Before You Cruise
A place for cruisers to share their stories of how to lose weight before a cruise. Virtual snacks allowed, but only in small quantities.
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, agreed that it is better to loose than gain. But that lady who started around the same time as you must be doing something right to have lost so much in that period of time. Yes, I do see mall walkers as well whenever I go to the mall. They open the mall, up early for just mall walkers.

Originally I had heard that we would get rain tomorrow. Now I do not see any rain until next week sometime. Yes, there is a lot of bocce left to be played. I know every team will be shooting for us. Once you are in first place there is only 1 place to go.

The jerk is definitely a major reason for higher BP. He left for Florida yesterday, to go down there and drive his convertible back here.

I guess you will just have to wait and see if your sister's Dr will approve her to have that surgery or not.


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Well it has been since January when we both joined WW, so I think she follows the program a lot better than I do and it shows.

We had really high wind today and this evening and then it started raining. I went to my friends barn dance. I went alone I didn't even ask anyone else to go with. She had a band that plays in all the big hotels around the area. They were good, played from about 4:30 to 6:30pm. Then she had a gal that played the guitar and sang that played until 9:30. My friend had planned to have many more people than showed up, she had two big cookers filled with pulled pork and not even a half of one of them was eaten. I was sitting by myself when I saw a guy come in that I had talked to last year about power washing the sun room and repainting it. So I mentioned to him that I was waiting to hear back from him. We ended up talking all night long, it was really nice. He does restorations of the big Queen Anne type homes down around the Evanston area. He thinks his schedule will be cleared up in a couple of weeks and then he can come and do mine.

My sister's two sons and their wives took her to Miami Beach to stay at a hotel and see the Cubs game today for her birthday. They posted pictures on FB, looks like everyone is having a good time.

Going to a fly-in breakfast tomorrow after church. It's a small airport with grass runways and lot of small planes come in and take off. They have great pancakes and scrambled eggs along with sausage, juice and coffee. I know, WW, right!

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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, I remember that you go to the fly in breakfast every year. It sounds like a great place to go and have breakfast. Enjoy

I also remember that you go every year to your friends place for the barn dance party. It is too bad that more people did not attend. It really sounds like she goes all out for the event.

We did not get any rain at all yesterday. But agreed that it was very windy all day long. Today another day in the 70's and no rain until tomorrow. Right now they are calling for rain on Wednesday. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

That was nice that her family took her out to a hotel and to see the Cubs game as well. Good that you will have you place painted and power washed as well.

Yesterday I pulled weeds and from doing that my back was hurting. So before I pulled weeds I went into the hot tub. After I was done pulling weeds I went back into the hot tub. It felt good.



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"I'd Rather Be On A Ship With A Drink On The Rocks, Than In The Drink With A Ship On The Rocks."

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So you got loosened up before and after weed pulling, sound like a good idea, did it work?

Well the fly-in breakfast did not work out. They called and said they were leaving and I said I would meet them there. I got there and looked everywhere, tons of people but I never did see them, so after a while I just left and texted them I was going home to make some breakfast. We should have set up a place to meet, way too many people to find anybody.

Got down right cold out this evening, think they said it could get to 48. The a/c is getting a rest for a while.

Good your boss is gone but sounds like he will be back soon, ugh!
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, too bad you did not connect at the fly-in breakfast yesterday. My back is iffy and it did help to loosen it up some. Yesterday we went to the cemetery where Bill's parents are buried to plant flowers. Bill's dad had bought 4 graves and it was his wish that when the time comes that we will take the other 2 graves. Bill had planted perennials on the back side of the head stone and his evil sister cut them all down. So we just dug them up and planted new one's.

Yes sunny during the day and cold at night. I see no rain in the forecast until, Thursday.

The jerk should be back sometime around Wednesday or Thursday. I have not heard anything from him thus far.

One problem I am having is I need to get to the foot Dr and get my inserts adjusted. I have not gone in a long while and it did not do any good with all of the walking we were doing in Seattle either.


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"I'd Rather Be On A Ship With A Drink On The Rocks, Than In The Drink With A Ship On The Rocks."

What lies behind us and what lies before us
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I went up to the cemetery where bill's headstone is last week.I put some 4th of July decorations up. I noticed that the "kids" did not put anything there for Fathers Day. Today I went to the cemetery in town and put up decorations for the boys and my 1st husband. Some of Bill's ashes are there too but his kids don't know that. It's always hard to go to either of them, always leave with tears in my eyes. That's pretty bad what the sister did to the flowers!

I heard the weather a little bit ago, they are predicting rain tomorrow. We will see if that happens or not.


When I started cutting grass about 4:30 today I had on jeans, a t-shirt, a flannel shirt and an insolated sweatshirt. By the time I got done at about 6:30 the sun had came out and the wind had died down and I was too warm. Crazy weather.


Got to keep your feet in good shape so you can keep active and moving. I have a big toe on my left foot that like to lean over to the other toes, sometimes if it starts to rub the other toe I put a flexible spacer in between them for a few days. So far that has worked.


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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, I had told you how we found out about Bill's mother passing, didn't I? So we both have family problems. You with Bill's kids and us with Bill's evil sister. Except there is little that she can do to us now. Hopefully she will not bother with the flowers now. Once Bill gets our names engraved into the head stone. I am sure she will go nuts. She hates me.

Yes, agree that this weather is crazy. However I will take it any day and not having that intense heat that the west is getting just now. Before we left for Seattle we had 92 degree temps and now this mild temps is great.

I will have to do a much better job in keeping my inserts as good as they can be. I have not been to the Dr in a year and that is just too long to go in between visits.

I see no rain in the forecast until Thursday and Friday. Temps in the 70's once again today.


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What lies behind us and what lies before us
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I had it put in writing that I get a marker and my ashes put up in the plot where Bill is. He had several more plots and I gave them to the kids, what am I going to do with them, in exchange for an agreement in writing by the lawyers.

I am enjoying this cooler weather also, makes it easier to get stuff done outside when you're not sweating up a storm.

Yes, you did tell me about how you found out about Bill's mother, and that was a really terrible way to find out.

Guess that's about all I got for tonight,
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, Bill went yesterday to get an estimate on engraving our names and date of birth on the head stone, leaving the end date blank of course. Since we are now the owners of the last 2 graves, his evil sister cannot do anything, and I am sure if we do it, she will go nuts. One of his Dad's favorite expressions, you can pick your friends, but you cannot pick your family.

I agree about the cooler temps, very nice at night. Temps in the 70's today with high winds for tonight. We play the last game at 8 tonight. Many do not like playing the very last games.

In the evenings after work I go and watch the GK's play baseball at a local complex around here. Those kids really stay busy over the summer. Of course on Wednesday that is our time and bocce. Bill goes over since it is just across the street and gets the courts ready for play in the evening.



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"I'd Rather Be On A Ship With A Drink On The Rocks, Than In The Drink With A Ship On The Rocks."

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I just got an update letter in regards to the cemetery plots I gave to the "kids". They got the deeds for them and are thinking of putting in a family marker, of which my name would also be engraved. I text back and said I was thinking more along the lines of a marker being put on the headstone with Bill's name (and also his wife's name) already engraved. When his daughter died we had a small heart shaped marker made to apply to the headstone. Unfortunately the company applied it to the side that Bill's name is on and not on the side his wife's name is on. I had inquired about removing it and moving it over so that I could have one on Bill's side but they said they could not take it off without damaging it. I don't know if there is any other way to put it on there but I really don't want to be listed with all his kids.

That is so nice that you are close enough to go watch the baseball games your GC play in. I'm sure they appreciate you being there too.

It started really raining here hard around 4pm. It let up a little then would start again. On my way home tonight about 10 pm it was coming down again really hard with lots of lightning and thunder. Hard to see with the shiny road and rain.

I'm betting you didn't get your game in tonight if it was anything like here! Why does it always do this on Wednesday night??
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