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  1. Sailing out of Galveston in November. What are the boarding time options? Will need to coordinate with several families. I’m also a nervous Nelli and tend to over think. I’m driving from an hour North of Houston.
  2. It has cooled down for fall in 50s this morning. I’m having to bundle up more. Jan glad your sister is okay. Falls are my greatest fear - I tend to break. Stopping actives that put me at risk. Ie skiing, bike riding (riding is okay it’s the getting off and on that tests my balance). Going to try kayaking and snorkeling,
  3. NCL- welcome your in the right place for motivation, encouragement and accountabilility. You will need to lose 7-8 lbs a month. That’s a lot. Jo your holding steady which is great with. Your holiday.
  4. Good morning Belle — I think maybe everyone is getting out more after a rough year of isolation. i hope everyone returns. Especially with the holidays just around the corner. The accountability alone is beneficial. The lbs have a way of creeping back. got 2.5 miles in this morning it’s about my limit.
  5. Thanks for the motivation. I’m maintaining. MTN good job - a lb a week is wonderful Tuesday talked with a kayak instructor and scheduled to get some lessons in a month (we both have scheduling issues). This was to prepare for seeing the manatees in Florida. WELL the stars all were aligned - booked an Uncruise for Baja in feb. I got a single cabin without a supplement — Saving abt 43%. —my first solo cruise- have a wonderful TA who will take care of everything. All this motivated me to get serious with my total gym— will work on upper body strengthening shoulders and abs.
  6. I agree it sounds expensive. You sound motivated, I’m sure you could did it yourself. Check on cost of just one sessions with a trainer to get a specific plan. GOOD LUCK
  7. Before and after pictures. Before was taken March of 2020, at Park the small black Schnauzer - crossed the rainbow bridge 2 weeks ago. the second photo was taken in July 2021, with friend in Montana
  8. Belle - great start for the week. Jo and Ombud. Good job. jan making pizza sounds like fun. im maintaining. Had f/u with plastic surg. All is good .Next appt in 3 months. ——suspect he is hoping I will want tummy tuck by them. Not going to happen resubmitting this was submitted around noon on thursday
  9. There are 3 in my family. I’ve checked Windstar website it is not addressed whether the sofa can be used as a bed. Would love to try Windstar but don’t want to book 2 cabins. Not willing to book owners.
  10. Saggy skin just cover it up with clothes OR wear it proudly. Surgery not an option for me. shopped for cruise needed 2 tops with 3/4 or full sleeves. Found them- had to go to store wasn’t sure of size. Went in thinking med Surprised the smalls fit without binding. - I’m shrinking. Few years ago realized I was 5’5”” not 5’6. — jus checked Im 5’ 3”
  11. Belle - I have the a new goal. Figure out the correct amt of calories to maintain my wt. It is very scary to get off the ride I’ve been on for over a year. (The saggy skin is still padded with fat so I’m ok)
  12. Here is what I know received kit. - big notice NOT to open until I instructed box instructs to download app register to the site — I got that far Next steps I’ll wait for my son to help. enter the test box bar code make an appointment ( from what I’ve read need to wait til closer to cruise) I assume during the appt verification of vaccination match with ID (will probably be drivers license or passport) then will be instructed about and witness taking test.
  13. Belle thanks for encouraging words Jan - great wt considering pizza party Jo - O.2 is maintaining Im maintaining. Down 1.6 for month. Harder part ahead - learning the right calorie count to keep wt steady. Jo and Jan seems were the same age. In December I’ll turn 72 - my sisters will be 73 - 74- 64. Jo I’m cruising Nov 8. Carnival accepts Abbott tele health tests. I purchased 3 for us . Figure will go to sons so he can walk me through the process. Will buy an extra kit closer to cruise - Just in case we need it. If we don’t need it son can use for his December cruise. I have an iPad / phone there is a problem with connecting posting on this site. If you don’t hear from me that is the reason
  14. 9/28 having problems posting. Write hit submit and it disappears Julie - great plan. You can accomplish your goal. Shortly after pandemic hit last year I took my health seriously. With the support from this site I have stayed focused and hit my goal of losing 100lbs. In process of bldg new wardrobe. Now the scary part — maintaining and not falling back to bad habits.
  15. Caught myself overdoing snacks last night. This morning I took my treat basket - everything in 100 calorie portions- took it to a extra bedroom, placed on high shelve in a zippered storage cube. The treat tasted so good. I’ll try do do without for a week. If that works I will take out one snack a day. Also going to punish myself with a big glass of water every time I think of cheating. weather is great. Going to walk the neighborhood i weekend mornings — too many bikers the park - lack of parking - most aren’t courteous or show proper etiquette to walkers. heres a chuckle for everyone — my iPhone somehow defaulted to a very lo brightness - I thought it was committing suicide so went to Verizon store. Somehow it worked great for them sent home with phone that was “working fine”. Got home again could barely see the screen— did find where to increase brightness (it was on only 10% so moved it 50) I dislike technology.
  16. Good losses Jo and Jan. I’m maintaining. Was 60 outside this morning - bunch of dogs with the zoomies at the park.
  17. Belle I ordered the kit recommended by carnival, on Monday it arrived yesterday. Big I sign on front of each test kit not to open u til instructed. No instructions in package. After spinning the box around a few time’s found instruction to down load app. So far so good. I’m getting restless in the evening and get the munchies. I gave in last night first time in a year (exceeded by snack allotment for the life savers and. Halloween sized tootsie rolls). My new goal is to not let the scale read 130 or higher. All of September I’ve been 128-129 . opti I enjoy your pictures. Belle - we have reached the golden years - a new regular activity is funeral and dealing with loss. remember my father commenting on frequency of funerals as he got older.
  18. Add me too list of crazy dog ladies. He’s wrong they do understand. I walked a friends dog this morning about a mile — 3/4 way he just laid down (his trademark- his mom bought a stroller as a back for their walks). He got up and tried it again luckily we were able to finish walk only because of Jazzper. Belle thanks for your comment about the ease of home test kits. I tend to overthink everything. I ordered the kits for the three of us - I’ll have them walk me through the process. This was written on Sunday and didn’t post
  19. Need to brag— reached my clothing goal - I now fit into M leggings and capris. Weight related goals included, Weigh less than150 - never expected I could actually get to 120,s Clothing - get rid of XX and L, - M leggings fit today without squeezing Or tugging. when I started on this site a year ago I weighed 198.8. Now 1288. Everyone here has helped me achieve this goal. Thank you .
  20. I must be sending electrical vibes again. I got and email from Carnival that showed upon my iPhone but not iPad ??? oh well I got it. The CDC. Has changed Cruise pre testing from 72 hours to 48 hours. My cruise leaves on Monday which means I get tested on a Saturday. There is a tele a health option but don’t know how that will work — I have never face timed — just the thought makes me want to cancel the cruise. All the joy of anticipating a cruise has turned into anxiety attacks. My cruise is November 8th out of Galveston. At this moment I’m ready to change focus to road trips. I’m going to call Carnival and make sure if we can’t meet CDC requirement because test results aren’t available in 48 hours we get a full refund - glad I’m not flying.
  21. Thanks Belle for the start of another week. Maintaining. I have been in high 120,s for a month. Not thinking about losing any more — trying to figure out how to maintain. Really terrified at how easy it would be to slip back into old habits. Daily reminder can’t have just one piece of chocolate it would quickly turn into a whole bag. Check up was due to the bad mental condition I was in after surgery — the medications I received during surgery really did a number on my brain - finally feel like myself. dog sitting for 5 days. Family going to Co for fallen firefighters memorial. They lost a son in law from covid. Whole family going. “Max” is small fat dog. Owners are part of my dog park family. sad about your Hawaii cruises but understand islands not wanting tourists. Had to have been a hard decision — losing lots of business. I think this is our new normal.
  22. Things are the same here as across the country. I’m not a mask fanatic but and not resistant. I feel it is my responsibility as an human to be respectful of others. A mask is just that a mask - it is not painful doesnt restrict my mobility. I wear it to protect you to make you more comfortable. I wear it to protect myself from The non mask wearing spreaders. I got vaccinated and will get a booster. I have a cruise scheduled Nov 8 have a balcony room and like quieter activities - at this time feel it is one of the safer places for travel. everyone remain safe and healthy
  23. Belle I totally understand your frustration. There is absolutely no acceptable reason for not wearing a mask. If not for ourselves by wearing a mask we are acknowledging we respect others and want them to be safe. went to pcp yesterday one month follow up. Weighed on a different scale than last time - weighed light had me 1/2 lb lighter than what I weighed at home naked and before breakfast. And 6 lbs lighter than last month. Told dr scales needed to be calibrated. We tried the other scales which added 3 lbs which was more accurate. If I didn’t have Jazzper I would be lonely. I live alone but because of him I have a wonderful network of friends. I was never close to my sisters. our lives have been turned upside down. We had it made, retired and able to travel at will. Always excited about next trip. Now we deal with doubt afraid to get too excited, waiting for notification trips cancelled. I feel bad for travel industry we deal with disappointment — they are dealing with financial crises. this site has been great support to know we are all in this together.
  24. Having problems posting. Posts seem to disappear. Tried logging in and out. Been reading and tried to post daily.
  25. Ombud - I think your smart watch is accurate. Metamucil is a good idea. While watching intake and counting calories it is impossible for me to get enough fiber. I use benefiber which works well for me. Awesome pictures. You have worked very very hard to get healthy - you are intitled to a treat while away. Ombud — fall is a difficult time for me tend to get the blues and munchies. It scares me to death thinking how quickly snacking could get out of control. That’s why I weigh daily to keep my self accountable.
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