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Lifting the Pall

Thursday, August 21, 2014

We got to the airport in Tampa with plenty time to spare. We had lunch and then boarded our flight. It left on time and arrived on time. I landed in Miami at 3:43p.m. But it took like 15 minutes to taxi to the gate. Deplaning was another 5 minutes. Our connection was 4:35p.m. boarding at 3:55p.m. So we made a mad dash to get to the otherside of the terminal. It was on final call when we arrived. We boarded right away and sat down. We waited for about 10 minutes and nothing. We were finally told we'd have to deplane there was a mechanical problem. We went back into the terminal area and it was announced that an update would be given at 5:15p.m. About 5:10p.m. and announcement was made we will be reboarding. So we again went through the motions. But this time we are all lined up in the jetway. About 5 minutes later we are told to go back to the terminal. There they announce that the mechanical difficulties continue. So we sit down for another 10 minutes and it was announced they'd change the gate and the plane. So it wasn't far and we proceed to that gate. Again, they send us through the boarding process immediately. We are in the jetway and again standing up - not able to go onto the plane. It was something about the pilot not there yet. We waited about 15 minutes and it's hot in those jetways. The air circulation is hindered. We finally get underway about 6p.m.

At home I was happy but this morning at work - I'm like leave me alone I don't want to be bothered. I am just being quiet and hoping nobody disturbs me - no issues please. I am looking forward to exercising this evening. It will help lift this pall that is enveloping me.
As for my overall plan for eating while on vacation - I did like a C minus. I did not stick to the healthy plan - Spark plan but I did not do the full Sweetneey plan.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/21/2014 12:22PM

    Glad you made it back!


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Vacation over

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Went to Busch Gardens with DS yesterday. We arrived about 1:30p and left about 5p I walked with DS. My days of going on the rides have passed. I remember when I would be up up and away. It was hot. I drank water. My son seemed unaffected. Had dinner at Smokey Bones - if the steamed broccoli had 170 calories you know the meal was high calorie. We head home today - so tomorrow my vacation mode will over. emoticon
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SLIMMERJESSE 8/21/2014 12:00PM

    C minus is better than F. (smiling) And you had fun to boot!

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MYTURNNOW2013 8/21/2014 8:00AM

    Good that you can enjoy some time with your DS before he runs off to college, all too soon!

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THIN133 8/20/2014 2:57PM

    Bummer ! Vacation being over :( sounds like you had a nice time though :)

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/20/2014 9:38AM

    The vacation might be over, but the memories will live on. emoticon Glad you had a great time. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/20/2014 9:30AM

    Glad you had a good time. Adjustment about to kick in!

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/20/2014 9:00AM

    Sounds like a fun time. Have a safe trip home.

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They Broke Me

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I did really great at lunch. We ate in the Mall and I went to each of the food places looking for what I wanted meat and vegetables. So I had bourbon chicken with broccoli side. The broccoli seemed to have some oil/gravy on it. So I took it out of the gravy stuff and ate it. Now - in the mall is a Cheescake Factory. I don't run into that everyday and I must say I thought about it ALOT. Asked DS if he'd share a slice with me - he said no. So that ended it. NO. Had to go to Dicks Sporting Goods and the Cheesecake Factory is right next to it. But I went into Dicks and left.
About 9p.m. DS gets the munchies and he orders delivery. UNFORTUNATELY - I ordered the tiramisu. THEY BROKE ME.

Okay, so today we'll Rise & Shine.

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THIN133 8/20/2014 8:02AM

    Nicely done ! Don't worry about that tiramisu .... you have to enjoy those sweets sometimes too !

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MYTURNNOW2013 8/20/2014 1:59AM

    Luckily the only Cheesecake Factory here is akways crowded and too many miles away.

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WRITINGRUNNER 8/19/2014 10:02PM

    I am both devastated and exceptionally happy that I have never encountered a cheesecake factory. For me cheesecake is an ultimate test of willpower! x

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WITCHYONE333 8/19/2014 10:58AM

    They didn't break you! How do I know?

'cause you are her this morning, being honest, keeping it real.

You may be a little dented, but you sure aren't broken.

Keep on Sparking! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/19/2014 10:54AM

    Uh oh. That's what a new day, fresh start is all about. **SIGH**

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BRAINBENTT 8/19/2014 10:42AM

    New day.. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/19/2014 10:40AM

    I've never been into the Cheesecake Factory, only because of the raves that everyone does about it. It would be absolutely lethal for me. (smiling) Good job as you seem very good at averting danger.

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/19/2014 10:37AM

    It's funny you mention Cheesecake Factory. My water aerobics teacher last Friday kept telling us about her visit there, including going into detail about the cheesecake she ordered. We told her to "stop it!", she covered her face and giggled, and then switched to talking about it being the night for the food trucks at the lake. emoticon emoticon

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Monday, August 18, 2014

We went to an outlet mall and spent about 4 hours there before I demanded mercy and we left. So I got my 10k steps in. At Outback - I had onion soup without the cheese and bread on it and the wood grilled salmon with vegetables. I ate 1/2 of the bread with some butter. This is a change because I'd usually have a steak with baked potato and sour cream and butter.

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THIN133 8/18/2014 7:43PM

    Sounds like a fun time ! Nice on your healthy choices at Outback.

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ALLYCANDOIT 8/18/2014 7:32PM

    Great job on choosing healthy!

I am with you about demanding mercy. I am not a marathon shopper. A few stores and I'm done. So Christmas can be exhausting.


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MYTURNNOW2013 8/18/2014 1:25PM

    Sounds like a good day. Did you find any bargains at the outlet mall?

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TOPS-TORTOISE 8/18/2014 1:03PM

    Love it. I enjoy wasting time. Good choices at Outback. You deserve a pat on the back for that. It's hard to make good choices when you eat out. You just have to find other things that you like so you don't feel deprived like you are missing out on something.


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KLONG8 8/18/2014 11:34AM

    Like your message about wasted time today. And you did GREAT at the restaurant. Have a great week!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2014 10:22AM

    Good day for you!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

My itinerary went smoothly yesterday. Flight on time, bags arrived at the same time as I did. Rental car reservation was fine, car worked, directions to school was spot on & I followed them easily. Went to the collection area for the campers it was mayhem - young people & luggage. But through the chaos DS arose. So be was unusually loquacious-that's a good thing. I'm thankful for these things.

We had lunch at Olive Garden. I had chicken Caesar salad with minestrone. I did have 2 breadsticks with butter. No dessert I usually do the tiramisu. I had a mango martini. So I guess you can call it the one martini lunch. The focus this weekend is to not do what I normally do when I travel which is to have all my favourites.

Otherwise the remainder of the trip is mother &son bonding. We'll be this way until Wednesday.

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SETTIMIA 8/18/2014 9:36AM

    Thank you, you too!

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THIN133 8/18/2014 8:55AM

    Enjoy the time with your son ! So glad he's back home :)

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SETTIMIA 8/18/2014 1:00AM

    Great that all went smoothly, tiramisu yum my favourite well done for resisting

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/17/2014 10:50AM

    What fun! Enjoy.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/17/2014 10:31AM

    (((HUGS))) Awesome!

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/17/2014 9:18AM

    Sounds like you're off to a great start. Have fun! emoticon

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