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  1. downNotOut

    Talk about your pets!

    Maybe he thought the mouse was a tiny little dog.
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    Talk about your pets!

    I have two pit bulls. I know what a lot of people think about the breed, but these two dogs are the sweetest and friendliest I've ever known. I'll never forget the first time we took the male to the vet. A vet tech was kneeling in front of him sticking a needle into his front leg to get blood for a heart worm test, and he was sitting there licking her face.
  3. Certainly it could be worse. It will undoubtedly get worse. That thought doesn't cheer me up all that much.
  4. It's a Wonderful Life. Yes, I am old.
  5. downNotOut

    Rough day today

    I'm so sorry about your dog. It's little wonder you feel touchy and sensitive, and that you've been crying. I've loved a number of dogs over my lifetime, and it's always so very hard to lose one.
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    Lose pounds by xmas eve

    Reminds me of a story about Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers. Before she started Weight Watchers she had gone to another weight loss group where they had weekly weigh ins. The leader was giving her a hard time about having not lost weight. She said, "I'm premenstrual." The leader said, "Mrs. Nidetch, this is the fourth week in a row you've been premenstrual."
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    Big interview in a week and I feel hopeless

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    Good for you, and thanks for posting. Hearing about other people's success gives me hope.
  9. downNotOut

    Making the best of a bad situation

    You're an inspiration. Thank you for posting this. I'll try to remember this when I hit my next set back.
  10. Absolutely managing to get out of bed counts. We have to celebrate the small victories.
  11. downNotOut

    Lose pounds by xmas eve

    werise55 is right. We need to focus on healthy instead of scale numbers and we need to concentrate on making gradual changes that we can stick with long-term.
  12. downNotOut

    Feeling the heat from the fire

    Sorry you've been hit with this added expense at a bad time, but glad your daughter is ok.
  13. downNotOut

    Lose pounds by xmas eve

    Minstrels sound delicious. I'm sure I'd be addicted if they were available here. I'm also hooked on anything sugary. Trying to eat more fruit, but it just isn't the same. Walking is good, since I'm really too old, fat, and out of shape for anything more strenuous. I try to walk my dogs every day. We have a fenced backyard so it isn't as essential as it would be otherwise, but they enjoy going for walks and I figure it's good for both them and me. Also I'm walking my neighbor's dogs some, since she has some physical problems and has trouble doing it. I've got an app on my phone that counts daily steps. That helps me stay motivated to do a little more walking.
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    Health anxiety

    Glad you're feeling ok for now. Health anxiety is a huge problem. I have a relative with it. He says when a panic attack hits he can realize that he is fine, and at the same time he can be sure he is dying. It doesn't seem to be something he can reason his way out of. I guess that's one of the problems with all forms of anxiety. We feel what we feel whether it makes sense or not.