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I Will Not Give Up Challenge 2014
Topic Started: Dec 26 2013, 11:12 PM (8,997 Views)
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I have been out so long... little hard trying to catch up by skimming... but hello to all! It is certainly good to see folks stopping in as they can.

I have had both setbacks and successes this year... with weight, work, and just life. Nevertheless, I will continue to look and move forward. :)

The last couple weeks, and months, too, have finally seen a success in regaining balance with work, sleep, diet and exercise. Plan to be back in the morning with a weigh-in.

Love to all!
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Welcome back Gracie!!! It is good to see you here....

Well I am reporting in with a small loss......... only 3 lbs.... LOL :) woohoo!!!

I will be starting a new meal replacement drink - it is the next goal upwards! I was shocked with the loss, since it had seemed to slow down a bit.... :) But I will take it! I am officially at over 20 lbs now!!! :)
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See you came back and I am glad you are on track, Grace. Lori, fantastic loss and that is a fact! Thanks for the Nancy cartoon, Dave. You have a good reason to be under stress. Thanks for the compliment. If I am not back this week, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :morn:
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Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

We are home and relaxing now. I made a special breakfast using cooked bacon, fried eggs, pepper jack cheese and refrigeration-dough biscuits. Stretched and filled the biscuit dough with the bacon, eggs and cheese and made them into the shape of calzones using two biscuits - one on the bottom and one on top. Baked as per directions on the can. They came out very good.

We will be going to Denny's for dinner later. Fayrda's mom does not want to go out, so we will bring her a dinner from there and we bought some desserts to share with her and have a family visit later this evening.

Have a blessed and truly Thankful Thanksgiving Thursday, friends. :)
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SOUNDS LIKE A WONDERFUL BREAKFAST DAVE! AND EATING OUT IS A GREAT IDEA! HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND SENDING MY PRAYERS FOR MANY THINGS!
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Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.

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Well, guess I wasn't suppose to say what I had typed....it just disappeared---not sure what key I hit......and everything I said was encouraging and uplifting. Rather than try and remember it, let me just say, even though today is Not officially Thanksgiving Day ---- I am SO-O-O-O-O Very Thankful for GRACE TODAY and ALL of the members here....my family of Grace. You have encouraged me and prayed for me, made me smile/chuckle/even laugh, and always at JUST the time when I needed it. We Never Know when, what we do - or say - will be the encouragement needed to keep putting 1 foot in front of another.... THANK YOU!!!!!

We have 3 people on medical up at the club, that can't work until doctor gives clearance for the bending, lifting and walking necessary. Missing those 3, plus the 2 that come with them, means that the rest of us are needing to pick up the slack time - or close the doors. It is a mad house, and I even hated to come down to my son's home for Thanksgiving and staying for the dinner/ball that I was invited to. But, I also needed the break, and we will get through this time....and somehow manage to keep the doors open and keep helping our community.

it has been awhile since I stood on the scale.....stood on my daughter-in-laws and it says my weight is 197, so since I' will be traveling back home on Monday, I may use that as my recorded weight, just in case I don't make it back in time to stand on My scales.........

:cooly: :bless: help us to :feed: and stop and think :dont: -- :ghug: for :cooly: group of :home: , and we all said......" :hal: "
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Whew, I was concerned about you! I am glad you had a place to have a Thanksgiving meal with family! Weighing in at 138.4.
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Weighing I at 138.
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Candy, you certainly did not give up this year and you have done wonderfully! Thank you for being an example of faithfully relying on God's help to live a healthy life-style.

I did lose 2.6 pounds this past week, even with the holiday. I managed to keep things in moderation. All other numbers looking great.

Word of praise: our youngest son Geordan has been having job trouble for the past few months. He walked off the job in July that he had at the convenience store for 5 years. He was managing shifts but the store manager is a horrible person. He got a job at another convenience store within a few weeks, but was fired at the beginning of November. Today he starts full time at a company that is contracted by larger companies to do telephone collections in one division, and the other division is telephone customer service for Bank of America. He has two weeks of paid training, then they will assign him to one of the two divisions. If he has a choice, he would prefer the customer service rep for Bank of America. This is a good company that he could stay with and have a good full-time job or even a career. They pay well and I believe they offer health insurance and other benefits. We are praying this works out for him as he needs stability.

Russell is doing very well at school, carrying a 3.8 gpa. He graduates in June with an AAS in Computer Network System Administration. He is still working at that same convenience store where Geordan did, but only about 30 hours per week. Enough to make his car payment and have lunch money, etc. He just traded his 2008 Smart Car in on a 2013 Chevy Spark. The Smart Car is too light for our winters. He was getting stuck a lot and sliding on the road when it snowed. He just had a minor accident last week where the car slid into a guard rail causing damage to the passenger side. We went back to our usual auto dealer and they gave him an excellent deal and are even paying to have the Smart Car repaired. My favorite part is that his Chevy Spark is red, my favorite color for a car.

My dad is holding his own and they are continuing to keep him comfortable. He keeps trying to get out of bed, but when he does he falls. State law requires they call me when he falls. No injuries which is good. His condition is the same and we are at peace and so is he. God's timing is perfect and my dad will be called home at the perfect time. I've decided not to go visit him for several reasons - my own physical limitations and the fact that he probably would not recognize us now. I've done a good job making sure he has gotten the care he needs since being diagnosed with Alzheimer's in early 2011 which is why I feel at peace and that I have fulfilled my duties as his only son. I want to remember him as he was in his better days, and all my family and friends are supporting that decision.

Cloudy and in the 30's today. Went up to the 50's yesterday but back down again today. Typical.

I pray you all have a blessed and marvelous Monday. :)
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I guess I will weigh in tomorrow.... I forgot to weigh myself today... been way too busy this past week... I was pretty tired earlier....

Dec 1st and I have to get our advent stuff together.... so I am working on that this morning.... :)

It was our 28th anniversary on Sat - so that made everything crazy....
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Happy Anniversary, Lori!!

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I am not a good example of health, Dave. Lots of praise reports by you though. Happy Anniversary, Lori!
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Dick at Breakfast Prayer meeting for men. Tomorrow is Communion. Weighing in at 138.
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I guess this has been a stressful week +..... On Wed at the Chiropracter, he weighed me and the scales said 255 (which would have been the lowest I have seen recently)..... but in my mind I was thinking a gain.... so for the next few days as I thought about it - I was thinking I had a 10lb gain in a few days - and not over Thanksgiving. So on Thursday I started upping my intake water of 1/2 my weight in ounces of water - so drinking about 130 oz a day. I have an app for my phone that helps with tracking and reminding me to drink....

So last night, I weighed myself, to see how I was doing.... and it hit me - I started out at 278 NOT 268.... LOL so I am still on track. right now, I am down about 1 lb from last weigh in.... :)
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Weighing in at a 136.6
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I am weighing in at 256 even.... LOL so 1.4 lbs....

My Mother has been sick for a few days, last night, she was so weak, that she fell trying to go to the bathroom. She has pneumonia and is being put in the hospital. It his her strong and hard - so not good....
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Good weigh-in Lori! Your Mom's case sounds really bad. I am so sorry.

Heavenly Father, in Christ's name, remember those that have served You, community, church and family. Grant her the best of care. Remember her while she is suffering and give all the desire to serve her now. Amen
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Hello, everyone.

Lori, I will be praying for your mother.

I had my procedure today at about 10:30 am. It was radio frequency ablation (RFA), aka rhizotomy, in my right L2-L5 facet nerves. My first time having this procedure and it went well but the sensation was odd. I've been sleeping most of the day since I took 10mg of valium to keep me relaxed before the procedure. Right now it all feels numb which is a good thing. I am hoping for long-term pain relief in my lower back and even my hips. The left side will be done early on 12/24.

Got a call this afternoon, which my wonderful wife took for me, from the VA nursing home about my dad. Looks like it will be any day now. They have him under hospice care and a staff member is at his bedside 24/7. They are keeping him comfortable. I am at peace with all this and he is getting excellent care right up to the end.

I pray you are all having a blessed and terrific Tuesday.
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I got a call at about 3:15am today that my dad has passed away. He was 84 years old and a decorated Korean Conflict veteran. I have many calls to make later today to family, friends, insurance companies, etc. but he is now resting at peace. I believe he will spend Christmas in heaven with the Lord this year. I am sad, but OK and at peace.
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Dave, what a nightmare you are going through. Your Dad is resting now in the loving arms of Christ and I will pray for your pain. I hope the hip surgery is worth it and it doesn't take away from Christmas.
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Dave - I am sorry to hear the news.... I will keep you in my prayers....

Our week, of course has been crazy. Thank you for the prayers - it was a hard week.

Well my Mother did NOT have pneumonia (They thought it was very contagious, based on symptoms). But she has emphysemia, and pre-Type 2 Diabetes, caused by new meds. When she fell, she pulled muscles in her legs and cracked a rib, messed up her hand as well.... She is miserable... very naucious from steroid, so she won't eat much. She does have home-health care, so there is a nurse on her way here to help her.

I am down to 254.8!

Our daughter and Granddaughter are coming this afternoon! :)
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The trials you two are going through is horrendous. Stay on course.
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Thinking of you all and have said prayers this morning. Weighing in early today with a loss--134.4
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Great loss, Dear Editor Candy!

I saw my orthopedic surgeon today and my right hip total replacement surgery is on Monday 3/16/15. I will be in the hospital until Thursday, then go to a rehab facility for a few days. I see the surgeon again on 2/17/15 to ensure that I am continuing to make progress with my weight loss. If not, he will postpone the schedule. All other specialists and my primary doctor have cleared me for the surgery, so losing the weight is now my only obstacle which I know I can overcome. He would like to see at least 10 more pounds gone by 2/17/15 and I will try to do even more. I had gained 11 pounds one week in November but have lost all of that now and will continue on down.

My wonderful wife and I watched a video that explained all that is involved with the surgery, then the surgeon came back in and discussed it further and answered questions. He feels a rehab facility after the surgery for a few days is the best way to go. I should be home by the following Monday, 3/23/15 and do some exercises at home.

I am not looking forward to this surgery at all, but am looking forward to the pain relief. It is the worst pain I have ever felt. Then, if this surgery in March goes well, I will have the left hip replaced sometime in June or July. Both hips are bad and the surgery is a need for me to function properly again.

I pray you are all doing OK.
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Stopped by this morning because I knew you had an appointment. Dave, I pray you can lose the weight and everything thing goes as expected. Have a blessed Christmas Eve all!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!
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Well praying for all of the surgery and you losing the weight. I am sure you can lose it plus more.....

I thought I weighed in this week.... I was 253.8 on Monday or Tuesday.... not sure if I gained any yesterday, but not much if I did....

Our sons, Jon & Tim just left to go home. It has been a busy crazy week.... :) We all went to our daughter Tiffany's house. She had 4 of her in-laws there as well. We had a wonderful day with all 18 of us! :)

Now I am looking forward to slowing down again.... Stephen is off work until the 5th.... So it should be nice!

I pray you all had a wonderful Christmas! :)
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Yesterday, my Mother went to the Dr and they put her back in the hospital. Her O2 levels were low and her COPD and Emphysema are worse. Today they have her on oxygen. They also have her on a strong antibiotic and steroids as they try to manage her care...

Praying you all have a good day... :)
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Weighing in Sunday at 130. One week left in this challenge. Then we will just track in our signatures our weight for a year.
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Is your signature this year? That means you lost 76 lbs! WOW!

I should be at 25 lbs for sure this week..... Only lost about 4 lbs this past month.... kind of discouraging.... but my Chiro said that most people gain 2-3 lbs on each holiday. So if I have lost - than that is great! I don't think that is the reason for mine though. I have found that I am intolerant to oats. I made organic oat cookies - no sugar etc, so really healthy and they upset my system somewhat...

Well my Mother is coming home from the hospital. Not sure if they are sending her home with Oxygen....
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We have done well with weight. Yes, that is my current. I do not want to lose anymore. Glad your Mom is coming home, Lori!
Plans for new year?
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Happy New Year ...... man, I have computer problems. 1 is trying to quit, so bought a new one (#2)..while logging in (you know all that 'crap' you have to enter.... well, my screen went grey and stayed like that. Took it into a local computer pro, and he fixed it. I also bought a new Tablet just before my trip to the Philippines. Right now, computer #1 has lost a cord........#2 has went to the grey screen, again.......... and the new tablet was dropped onto a rubber mat and is in repair until the end of the month........ so-o......after CHRISTMAS I BOuGHT A NEW CHEAP 7INCH TABLET...... HOPEFULLY 2015 GIVES ME BETTER LUCK WITH COMPUTERS. (THEN AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW WHY ALL CAPITALS ARE ON......I DON'T HAVE THAT BUTTON ON........(A-h-H-H-H ...... GR-R-R .... I CAN'T TURN IT OFF!) NEW CHALLENGE STARTING? I'm in! that must be what I needed because now I am in lower case! YAY!!!!
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Happy New Year!

Great to see you Angelic - sorry for the computer issues....

I am a bit discouraged - not gaining, but not losing anymore.... I have way more to lose.....
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Happy New Year!

My windows laptop has been in the shop since 12\26. The tech found a great deal of malware and viruses that had gotten past my firewall. He has been doing many things to clean up everything, but it is taking so much time because the laptop was so sick. I hope to get it back early next week.

I've been using a 7 inch Android tablet that is so different. I am trying to adapt, but really miss my windows laptop.

Praying we all have a healthy and happy 2015. :)
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Wow, is it stormy out. Final weigh-in 131. Posting now is electric goes out/
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Editor, your weather is similar to ours today. Temp. has been dropping, wind picking up and snow coming down heavier and starting to blow around. tomorrow is not going to be good 'trucking'.... and c-c-o-o-l-l-d-d. With that, tho', there is a good chance of power outage, so I think I will also report my weight ............
........... 193.6 lb. A loss of 3.4 since the last time I reported.
.....................205.0. - 193.6==11.4 lb. for the challenge

Bought myself 3 new slacks after Christmas and they are a size smaller than what I bought before going on my trip. :rah: :blues:

Stay warm...... stay dry....... stay healthy..... God Loves You ...... so Do I.
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Good to see you reporting in Angelic! That is nice that you have a loss.

I am down to 253 even - so now 25 lbs total

I started exercising this morning - 36 min with Body Gospel DVD

We are expecting a LOT of snow today - 6-8 inches.... we have not had much yet this season....

Need to get busy so that we can start school again this year! :)
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Good for you Angelic and Lori too. New challenge starts. Keep your weight in your signature. Mainly just a talk thread. I won the I will not give up challenge. This new challenge is called Changes Are Coming.
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I am ready for the new challenge... :)

I did my core workout this morning. It is only about 24 min and I was thinking I should add something else for about 10 min, then I got up and started to move around - it was a good enough workout on its own.... LOL

We did get a lot of snow probably 6-8 inches.... I can't believe the streets are cleared in our tiny town... :)
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Our roads are not so hot. Snowing again. And windy. Hope you are O.K.
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I have done 5 days of exercising! :) I plan on tomorrow too, then off on Sundays!

I am down 1 lb this morning... long time coming, hopefully I will continue to lose weight again.
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Changes are coming........ I like that title for a challenge.

193.6 Starting weight. Without thinking about it..... I think I have gained..... Friday..... hmmm
1. Need to get back on track.
2. Start tracking food intake
3. Need to start tracking exercise.
4. Need to report in regularly
5. Be held accountable for my choices

Is that to much at 1 time? Well I'm going to try and keep them all...... if too much, I can reevaluate in a couple weeks.

It is cold and windy here. Starting Snowshoe practice with our Special Olympians - bundle ... bundle ... bundle. God's love and Grace to all ... :bless: to. Everyone ... stay warm and dry ....
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Those sound like great goals Angelic.... I am somewhat doing the same. Not really tracking food too much. But I can't eat any "junk food"....

I am down another .6 lbs, so I must be doing something that is working. I did a 20 min stretching exercise today (scheduled) it was pretty intense for stretching.... :)

We are just cold - still have lots of snow on the ground.... :)
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Coming daily is a chore for me in this weather. We have a new thread and I am reporting in early with a loss. 129.4 from 131.
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