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I continue on a long, long plateau and I think I believe my skin has caught up to the loss of fat.:) I have lost inches & people are commenting on that but I would like to see that scale take another little drop. I am not looking for the ideal weight but I am looking for a weight that I can be comfortable with. My goal did have a long term date involved but I will re-set as the time comes near. So let's just say I am a work in progress and I am enjoying life to the fullest right now. I have ...
I continue on a long, long plateau and I think I believe my skin has caught up to the loss of fat.:) I have lost inches & people are commenting on that but I would like to see that scale take another little drop. I am not looking for the ideal weight but I am looking for a weight that I can be comfortable with. My goal did have a long term date involved but I will re-set as the time comes near. So let's just say I am a work in progress and I am enjoying life to the fullest right now. I have had several set backs with my health & disabilities but I am working on doing a little pushing! Pools & water are my love but I have to wait to go south. Then I am setting a goal of water exercises at least 5 days a week and a little cycling in the exercise room 2-4 days a week. This is my winter time goals!! I CAN do it!!

My current losses:
1. 4/1/10 my 1st long term goal has been made of a 50# loss before my goal date of 10/19/10!!!
2. On 7/29/10 I reached my ultimate goal of 67#. (Actually 68#).
3. I am starting on my 2nd long term of another 50#, adding it too my weight tickertape and am setting 7/29/11 as the date again. (This is subject to change!!)

I am so thrilled to have gotten this far and hope that I can con't. to stay on a healthy path of life.
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My Goals:
1. Lose 50# (done 4/1/10
2. Lose 17# (done 7/29/10
3. Lose 50# (in progress) Kind of on a long, long plateau. Hoping to break it soon!

With Fibro, I am not as active as I need to be and plan to gain some mileage as I continue the weight loss.

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My updated goals for the 2nd round of wt. loss.

1. Calorie tracking
2. Increase in walking
3. Continue to break bad habits and learning new healthy ways of living.
4. Enjoy the small gains of energy being felt.

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I am Eileen from MN. I enjoy chatting but not usually on line until evening.
I am a retired registered nurse and have 3 kids and 3 g/daughters. My husband (of 40+yrs.) and I love the kids, spouses and g/kids dearly.

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I do counted cross stitch, crocheting and reading as crafts. We are avid campers and plan to have many road trips as well as winter in the south. Can't say that I stay off the computer but try to limit my time on slow moving days.

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1STATEOFDENIAL
10/27/2014 4:12:53 AM

Wikipedia isn't always the most accurate source. Even so, while some parts may be true, it doesn't mean all parts are. Just like some parts of the internet are true and many parts aren't. So in a case like DST, we either do a ton of research or keep looking and decide what we believe for why it is. (I only use Wikipedia for non-scientific, pop-culture type information and stick to other sources for anything scientific. Since absolutely anyone can put any info they want onto any Wiki page with nothing to back it up and it only is reviewed if someone requests it to be reviewed, many teachers instantly fail any work handed in that uses Wiki as a source, hence my reasoning.)

I looked at a few other places online. I found these:
http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/
"Why use DST at all?
Many countries use DST to make better use of the natural daylight in the evenings, and many don't. The difference in light is most noticable in the areas close to the Poles, e.g. furthest away from the Earth's equator.
"Some studies show that DST could lead to fewer road accidents and injuries by supplying more daylight during the hours more people use the roads. Other studies claim that people's health might suffer due to DST changes.
"DST is also used to reduce the amount of energy needed for artificial lighting during the evening hours. However, many studies disagree about DST's energy savings and while some studies show a positive outcome, others do not."

The Navy Astronomical Applications Dept has
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/dayligh
t_time.php
"Although standard time in time zones was instituted in the U.S. and Canada by the railroads in 1883, it was not established in U.S. law until the Act of March 19, 1918, sometimes called the Standard Time Act. The act also established daylight saving time, a contentious idea then. Daylight saving time was repealed in 1919, but standard time in time zones remained in law. Daylight time became a local matter. It was re-established nationally early in World War II, and was continuously observed from 9 February 1942 to 30 September 1945. After the war its use varied among states and localities. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 provided standardization in the dates of beginning and end of daylight time in the U.S. but allowed for local exemptions from its observance. The act provided that daylight time begin on the last Sunday in April and end on the last Sunday in October, with the changeover to occur at 2 a.m. local time.
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"For a very readable account of the history of standard and daylight time in the U.S., see
Ian R. Bartky and Elizabeth Harrison: "Standard and Daylight-saving Time", Scientific American, May 1979 (Vol. 240, No. 5), pp. 46-53."

I'm sure there's a lot more out there. Many people hate the time shift (well, other than the 'extra' hour of sleep they get in the fall). Does it help? Does it hurt? I don't know. Do people like to complain about their clocks around the shift? Oh heck yes. But I have no problems with it. As for the farming aspect, it really doesn't matter to the farmers who get up with the sun and go to sleep with the night and don't care much about the clocks. But when kids needed to get their chores done before/after school you can imagine how important it was to make sure they had that extra hour of sunlight in the mornings before school in fall to help get the farm ready for the day and in spring they had extra hour of sunlight after school to help with preparing the fields after the sun has warmed the ground all day. My BIL's grandparents owned a small dairy farm with planting fields and DST mostly only mattered when they had kids around because of school hours. Otherwise they weren't bothered by the time much.

I didn't have much space to write in the comment on your status, but that is how I see it. If they ended the practice some people would hate it and many would like it. But as much as people grumble about turning back the clocks they love the extra hour of sleep. People on set time schedules can alleviate the stress with some planning. But there was some reasoning behind why it was started and it wasn't enacted by a single person so there are many to blame for it. Plus if it was big problem for most people, they would be throwing rallies and writing letters to convince leaders to throw out the practice. But if we can't even get our local, state, and federal representatives to do the most basic tasks to keep our government afloat, they probably won't be doing anything about DST anytime soon.

Anyways, that's my thoughts on it. I can live with it either way as long as I know it's coming. Plus, it is a good reminder to check your smoke detector and CO detector batteries! emoticon



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10/25/2014 11:29:39 PM

"My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one's doing but my own.
I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny."
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Thanks for your comment on my blog, "Changing The Goal Date." Have an awesome day!



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DIDMIS
10/25/2014 11:26:39 PM

Oh Eileen such a precious goodie gift you sent me. I didn't even have to open the box. You told me what was in it. The gift of friendship.
Thank you dear friend.
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10/24/2014 3:54:33 PM

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We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

Life is short,Break the Rules.Forgive quickly,Kiss SLOWLY.Love truly.Laugh uncontrollably,And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile,keep Smiling.
Thanks for reading my blog,have a wonderful weekend.

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