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About Swampdoggie

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  • Birthday January 12

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  1. Swampdoggie

    Uncertain futures

    @@CanyonBaby thinking about you praying for you owe you a note, extremely busy at work and stress eating -so mad at me but almost over, can't wait til next next week. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you both! D.
  2. Swampdoggie

    4th of July Challenge

    @@stephh can you take me off this one? Things a r e crazy at work and I don't have time to check in. Ill join the next one. Thanks so much!!
  3. Swampdoggie

    4th of July Challenge

    Sorry for the delay. I was 208 on Monday. bleh.
  4. someone set our scale to kilos. I'm not as far as I thought. dammit.

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    2. CanyonBaby


      auhhhhh.....I feel your pain.......

    3. JamieLogical


      Wait, so you thought you'd lost half your weight and didn't realize it was a fluke for a full week?

    4. ShrinkingPeach
  5. Swampdoggie

    To Those Who Have a Funny Bone

    Some days are diamonds...today seems like a stone.
  6. Swampdoggie

    United Healthcare - Just Beginning

    @@amy.taylor8414 I'm a ditto to @@jeanniereenie
  7. Swampdoggie

    New to fifties group

    @@Queen of Crop just bought your book, excited to read it. I visited Amsterdam a few years ago and loved it. Was in town for a conference and rented a flat rather than staying in a hotel and had an absolutely glorious time. Congrats on your book!
  8. Feeling good is awesome. What an amazing machine we have.

  9. @@Stevehud ha ha, that is funny. And cool.
  10. @@TiredOfMyself My husband and I met in grad school (I was actually engaged to someone else) and have been together almost 28 years, married for 25, have gone thru thick and thin (well, thin and thick). I think you are asking a very important question, and I think the folks who've weighed in have it right. If you have a solid foundation to work with, it can get better and better. If things were rocky already, this might cause a rupture. In my case, he's very self confident (and trim and handsome) and doesn't worry about other guys so no jealousy issues. But, I think there are considerations other than weight loss, and you have to work on how you'll approach them. For example, I didn't expect my family to have to eat what I am eating. However, my husband agreed that he'd cook (he's a terrible cook, but can make tacos) for the fam while I was in the liquids stage. At the same time (around Christmas) I sucked it up and went to family events where I was the only one drinking premier Protein - even in restaurants, but for the most part, when we can make the choices, we pick a restaurant where I'll have options. We play poker with M&M chips and I had to be prepared to participate because its a big deal in our family. He didn't attend any info or support stuff with me and though it would have been nice, I know him and this was not something he'd be comfortable with. But he made sure I could attend whatever I needed to - worked out his schedule for me - and did/does laundry and shopping and dishes etc as much as I do, particularly when I was less able (surgery and recovery). He never said word one about the weight; just that he wanted me to be happy and healthy. He's so happy I can do more stuff with the family again and so am I! I always tell our kids, pick someone you find funny, who finds you funny - who GETS you - and build on that (and make sure they can laugh at themselves). God Bless the man, on the few occasions when we've seen a couple with an older guy and a hot young lady he has wondered aloud what they talk about. (Even if he doesn't mean it, having said it wins him husband points).
  11. In Jr high my girlfriend and I would go to the little mini grocery up the steet and then down the block to the cemetery where we could stuff our faces in peace behind big oaks and quiet tombstones. Twinkies, potato chips, licorice, Suzy qs, and chocolate milk. Partying with the dead. Bad juju.
  12. Swampdoggie

    To Those Who Have a Funny Bone

    ANOTHER excellent addition!
  13. Swampdoggie

    To Those Who Have a Funny Bone

    @JustWatchMe Perfect!!
  14. @@Babbs back atcha baby! I do know what I need to do. And I really have wanted to do so much of this for health reasons (not just because I badgered my husband into agreeing I could have an RV when I lose 80 lbs). I DO know how much better I feel when I'm eating healthy. And I know sugar in all its forms makes those blasted lyme beasties happy so anything I can do to thwart those vile critters is a priority. My surgery is on July 6. THANKS!
  15. I've made enough excuses in the last couple of weeks. No more. I've had slips that turned into years long free-falls. I'm the only one who can turn me around. So, I AM EATING HEALTHFULLY today.

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