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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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I forgot to mention that at WW, I stayed exactly the same as last week. I just can't seem to get past the 7 pound loss.

Sorry I wrote down the wrong date for your birthday, but good you got a discount and will get another one tonight.

I did get the grass cut but not taking it easy today, had a few yellow iris that a friend had given me so had to dig out some of those awful orange lilies for a spot to put them. Also dug up another bed to ready it for the snapdragons when I get them. Last year I bought a flat so will do that again this year. Looks pretty with all different colors.

I see a robin has made a nest over the porch light by the front door. Nice sheltered place for the birds but not good whenever you walk out the door. As soon as the babies are out I will knock it down so she doesn't come back again.

Enjoy your diner,
Sharon
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, I know the feeling as I am the same as you with the weight loss/gain. But at least you stayed the same. I will find out my fate this evening.

Thank you for the birthday wishes. It was good getting the good discount on Saturday. We both had the Prime Rib.

Good that you got all of your grass cut. With this type of weather we are having the grass will be growing very quickly. I hope you do not get any skin infections like you have in the past. You have also gotten ticks as well, correct?

I see temps in the 70's this week and it looks like rain on Thursday and over the weekend.

Yes, it will be time to start planting for me as well. I think it is still a bit too cool at night to be planting anything for me just yet. I can tell you that the weeds have started growing all over the place. Can't stop them. I will have to start putting down mulch as well.



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Illinois
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Joined Mar 2010
So far no ticks, hope it stays that way! I went to the dentist and no cavaties (yay) and tgen went to that nursery I was telling you about. They did have the snapdragons so i bought a f lo at for $18.99. They are so pretty all different colors.They were outside so i asked since they had them out if it was safe to plant them now. She said yes go ahead and plant them.

My car brakes have been kinda funny, like bumpy when I press down so stopped at the dealership on the way home. Car needs new pads and rotors on the front so will go back tomorrow and get that done.

A friend from zumba asked if I wanted to come over for burgers tonight since her husband is out of town. I said sure, then she called about 5pm and said the propane tank was empty, did i mind just going out and get a burger. I said that would be fine with me also. So I went to her house, she drove into town, her gand daughter came too, she's in 5th grade. There are two restaurants right next to each other. One is casual one is fancy. She decided to go to the fancy one and treat me. We had an appetizer that was a thick slice of tomato, a leaf of lettuce on top of it and a slice of mozzarella on top of the lettuce. There was a baslmic dressing drizzled on them. Served with that was crusty bread with olive oil for dipping and parmesean cheese. Then salad and our entre. Dessert was turtle cheesecake. I wanted to pay something but she insisted she wanted to pay. It was very good and I brought enough home for two more nights. I had chicken parmigiano smothered with baked mozzarella. I think I really blew my diet tonight.

I recorded DWTS, was surprised who got let go tonight,
Sharon
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, let's hope that you continue not to have any skin problems, like you have had in the past. Can you believe this weather today? Rain on its way starting on Thursday. So if you have anymore grass cutting, you might want to get it done, as I see a lot of rain coming our way.

Well like anything else, you have to make sure your car is taken care of so it runs correctly for you. At least you are taking it to a place where you can depend on them and relie on them as well.

Well then I may go out this weekend and buy some baskets and a few flats to plant.

That was nice of your friend to take you out for lunch. It really sounds like you had a very nice meal. I did not go to WW yesterday. I will wait until Wednesday to go. I was afraid of the outcome if I went last night.

Enjoy the weather,




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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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Illinois
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Joined Mar 2010
I don't know why I get skin problems when I cut the grass, I wear long sleeves and pants to prevent it. This last time I did get a little red rash on one of my arms but it was gone after about a day. I know I have contact dermatitis but I'm really not in contact with anything.

I know how you feel about not going to WW, I have thought that myself but I go anyway and sometimes I am surprised its not as bad as I thought it would be.

My granddaughter sent me a message today that they were going with her mom and her mom's husband to an all inclusive resort in Cancun, did I want to go too? They were looking at leaving 7/9 for 4 days. That worked for me but then it turned out her hubby's schedule didn't work out until the next week, 7/13. Well that doesn't work for me because I have a bus trip scheduled to the Canadian Niagara Falls for a week starting the 17th. So I can't go with them. Kind of disappointed but what can you do. It's hard to coordinate everyone's schedule. It was nice she wanted to include me.

I got my snapdragons all planted today, since it's supposed to rain thought I better get them in the ground.

Going tomorrow to the Wisconsin Dells theater to see the Buddy Holly story and have lunch. It's another bus trip, that's about all I do is bus trips. Hope to get back in time to visit with the girls tomorrow night.

Had my brakes repaired this afternoon, another $348. Now they are telling me the ball joint and some kind of rod needs replacing soon at a cost of around $600. I might have to start looking for a car sooner than I thought. How do you like your Trax?

It was a beautiful day today!
Sharon
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, I was so busy yesterday and I had IT problems. So I did not get a chance to post.

Today much cooler and very windy. We did get lots of rain last night, thus the reason it is much cooler today.

I agree it would have been very nice to go with them to Cancun, but I think the bus trip that you have planned sounds to be very good as well. You should really enjoy that trip. So you are on a bus trip today to see that Buddy Holly show. I would think that you will be back in time to go out tonight.

Well when you are putting a lot of money into your car, then it is time to consider getting a new 1. Yes, I do really like my Trax, as it is the perfect size for me. They made a very good deal to upgrade to a 2 year newer model. You are going to be putting around $1,000 into you vehicle and that can add up over a period of time.



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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
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Illinois
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Joined Mar 2010
Yes enjoyed the Buddy Holly show very much and it was at dinner theater called the Paradise in the Dells. And, I did get home to go see the girls too. It rained like crazy yesterday and did the same thing this morning. I did zumba and then this afternoon went to class at the college on the Trail of Tears. It was very interesting and the instructor had a lot of information but he delivered it in a very slow boring kind of way.

Tomorrow they are supposed to start on installing the water heater and furnace and a/c and finish up on Monday. I told them I had to be somewhere (WW) until 9am so to wait for me if they get here before that. It's taken them almost 3 weeks so I figured they can wait for me for a few minutes.

I covered up my snapdragons as I think it just might freeze tonight. Has been very cold, rainy and windy all day long.

I know, about the car still trying to figure out, do I fix these last 2 problems and then will it be good for a long time or will something else happen. Ugh, not sure what to do.

Stay warm and dry!
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Originally posted by janetz
This thread seems to be a conversation between two people.

I applaud your willingness to be so vulnerable on a public forum, but I thought the point of these forums was to give each other cruising advice. Couldn't you two get each other's email addresses or something? Just sayin!



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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, we got a lot of rain yesterday morning early. But then it looked like we were going to get more, but we never did. It was just overcast and cold and damp the rest of the day. Very cold this morning and I heard the same over the weekend. I also heard much more rain Saturday and Sunday.

I am glad that you had a real good time watching and listening to the Buddy Holly songs. Also that you were still able to go out last night as well.

I agree you have waited long enough, now they all can just wait on you to get back home.

It is a flip of the coin with your car. You know if you put all of that money into it, who can say how long it will be before something else goes wrong. You are good if you do and bad if you do not.

Stay warm and dry,



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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
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lansing, IL
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Originally posted by lennydebbie
I applaud your willingness to be so vulnerable on a public forum, but I thought the point of these forums was to give each other cruising advice. Couldn't you two get each other's email addresses or something? Just sayin!



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You could come and join us. We have had many over the years. Some come back from time to time and other's just go away.


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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
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Another ditto. This forum is called "Cruise Conversations" and conversation is what's going on here. Plenty of forums giving out cruise advice, tips etc. elsewhere on CC.