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Posted: 25 May 2013, 01:56
Good Morning Sassies!!

I don't often get to start the thread for the day since I'm so far west. Had a nice Friday with some of my staff I almost never get to see. Today, I'm on my way to Idaho to see Laurie woo hoo Smile
Should be on my way by noon - I'll be ready for some wine when I get there.

Have a wonderful day!

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 01:58
Oops almost forgot - steps for Friday are 4556 and 4 points - no cardio yesterday but did get some extra squats in.

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 11:06
Good Morning everyone. Slept in and thought that I would feel great. Nope woke with a headache and sore upper shoulders. Ugh. Went to the Y and did a 5K. Walked most of it and ran about a mile of it!!

Made cabbage soup last night so I would have tons of veggies for the weekend!!! My husband is like WHAT IS THAT SMELL!! LOL

Steps for Fri were 7122 and 3 points!

Nothing planned for the day! Enjoy
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Posted: 25 May 2013, 11:34
Don't forget your 100 squats today!!! I am doing 4 sets of 25!!!

Renee have a great time at Laurie's!! Will this be the first you two meet? Have a glass of Cabernet for me ok? Yummmmm!

Denise are you camping this weekend? Hope not working!!!

Sherry so glad the interview went well!!! If you get it, make sure you tell them you want vacation time!! wink wink

I am very proud of all of you that have joined this group and have taken time to come here and be a part of an awesome group of women!! I have known several of you for almost a year and a half and our powerful sassiness has kept us going!!! Yes ups and downs but never giving up! That's what keeps us going......our sassy support for each other!

I just had all my servings of veggies today in 2 bowls of cabbage soup. LOL

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 12:00
Just a quick check in before I go pick up ex bf and granddaughter. We are going to a Salsa Showdown! I think it will be fun. Later tonight we are going to the drive in to see Epic, if Taylor can stay awake that long. Smile It doesn't start until 8 and that is usually her bedtime.

Renee, I am so jealous! Hope you and Laurie have fun and think of us. Wish we could all meet.

Susan, I sure hope I get this job. If not, I won't be able to afford a vacation. Wink

Steps for Friday were 5076 and points were 5.

Everyone have a great weekend.
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Posted: 25 May 2013, 14:24
Hi lady's well I got to sleep in tell 4 this moring on Saturday and Sunday I only do the small building well my step for Friday where 29,506 ,4,441 calories burned,5 miles and 1,434 for sodium at chicken salad for my veges so my points are 5.well it sounds like your all having fun weekends I think I mite take my daughter to the park .

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 14:34

Ye sLaina take her to the park you two deserve some together time... sorry forgive what is her name again? ugh memory thing....

Susan I am at work, on break, thank gosh for those..... work straight thru till Wed morning..... ya so steps will be low for sure.......

Renee so excited for you, hug our sassis Laurie for us.............

Sherry that sounds like fun.

I had Lux last night for a few hours. She is too fun. Smile

well better go break is almost over, have a good day and shake your bootie girls.......


Denise Smile

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 15:15
Hey sistas!!!! Yesterday i only earned 4 points because i didnt do any cardio. I considered it a complete rest day. My muscles already feel better! Lol. Sodium yesterday was 1639.

I dedicate every saturday to service and volunteer work. Today i volunteered at the nursing home. I get to organize their new library. I also walk around with the book cart from patient to patient. Pretty good exercise. Plus i dont drive so i get off the bus at the bottom of the hill. The hike up that mountain to the nursing home made me sweat! I truly love volunteer work!

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 16:09
Good afternoon sassies,

I have been cleaning the pool waiting for your arrival!!!! Although it is a little overcast today, still a nice day.

Steps for the 23rd - 4,459
Steps for the 24th - 4,486

Here is a partial excerpt of a little history on Hempstead, TX taken from the book “A History of Waller County, Texas, Published by The Waller County Historical Survey Committee 1973, Hempstead, by Barbara Uzzell

The town of Hempstead and its environ have been shaped by large outside events. During the thrid and fourth decades of the nineteenth century, there was considerable colonization of the then Mexican territory, of which Texas was a part, by colonists from the United States and Germany. The first major colonial venture of this nature was undertaken by one Moses Austin, and later brought to fruition by his son Stephen. The Austins contracted with the Mexican government for a large block of land (eventually – through a piloting error – to lie along the east side of the Brazos River) which they, in turn, divided among a number of colonists. These original colonists, in the early 1820′s effectively introduced cotton farming to the area. Produce for this newly formed hinterland was shipped to the coast by river, and from there to the already operating ports of Galveston, and New Orleans.

This land east of the Brazos River was rich fertile loam, and was perfect for growing cotton and corn. The deep sand hills surrounding what is presently Hempstead were the answer to the watermelon grower’s dreams. Hempstead later was to be know as the watermelon capitol of the United States. Watermelons were shipped all over the country, and people from everywhere cams to buy them, because no watermelon flavor could equal that of the Hempstead melon. As many as 1800 railroad car loads were shipped in a single season. On the land also flourished pecan trees, fruit trees, dewberries, grape vines, and trees for building materials.

The Colonists, such as Jared E. Groce and J. W. McDade, who had land holdings with palatial plantations homes, worked with other colonists in an attempt to secure land held by Mexico at that time. Mexico would concede nothing to the colonists: therefore, the war for Texas Independence from Mexico was declared in 1836. After this war, the colonists made greater fortunes, and secured more land and slaves so the cotton kingdom grew into a land of plenty for the plantation owners.


Hempstead is famous for its watermelon crop, and until the 1940s the town was the top shipper of watermelons in the United States. Billy DiIorio was known as the Watermelon King and Angelina DiIorio was known as the Watermelon Queen. Both resided in Hempstead, Texas. The town holds an annual Watermelon Festival in July.

Let's cut open one of those ice cold watermelon's and have a party and if we run out we will just my son's friend whose father still runs the famous DiIrio Farms roadside market.

Off to the tend the BBQ!

Have great day!


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Posted: 25 May 2013, 16:53
Pam nice info thank you...... splash ..... did you see me jump in,,,,, canon balllllllll..

Danielle I am so with you...... awesome on cleanses the soul, I cannot do as much as I use to do with my on call job, but in place i daily try to do a good deed.... adn sometimes get carried away and do too many......I guess never too many right. How good you must make them feel.........

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 16:54
Afternoon Sassies, I had 5 points and 9200 steps yesterday. Have to work the weekend so tomorrow's steps most likely will be low due to standing in one place at work all day.
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Posted: 25 May 2013, 18:10
I love wine and sassies, Rene where r u??. I,m ready! I loved volunteering at Davis Cup. I work with the elderly so I enjoy volunteer with the young and fit. I feel like I,m coming down with a cold. One of my clients had one and I,m sniffling. 14,000 steps at tennls, today. Yesterday 3 pts. No soduim or cals 4283 steps. Pam love watermelon! Wine now, Laurie
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Posted: 25 May 2013, 18:38
Hey All

How are you all doing, up in Caseville, about 2 hours from home, near Saginaw Bay... Wonderful part of the state..

Sherry, Denise, let me know when the last time I posted steps and will give them all to you...

Doing very well on Strength Training and Food.. Hope the scale shows the same on Tuesday... as I won't be home til late on Monday...

We moved and cleaned all the Bedrooms and we went into Town and decided the one room need updating... Got lots of steps in today 9K.. so far and still haven;t gone on my walk... will walk my Sisters Black Lab Sierra.. She is a good puppy (3 years old)..

Hope you are all good...

Will try to get on tomorrow and talk to you all then..

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 20:08
What a beautiful evening here. Went for a short walk/run. 1.8miles. Finally cooling off!!

Pam thanks for the info about your hometown!! My kids love watermelon!!

Tomorrow is a surprise birthday party for my niece. She is turning 8.
Need to be good.

Well off to enjoy the sunset!!

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 20:19

in from work and onto treadmill till I hit 5000, done. yeh

steps Frid 5046 3 points

Donna good to see you. Smile have fun.

Susan will have to add todays squats to tomorrow. Smile

hope your all well. happy usa long weekend.
Denise Smile

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