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  • No workout today, at least not in the physical sense, but did a little shopping aerobics after going out to the local buffet for breakfast. Scrambled eggs, some sausage, a piece of ham, and some fruit got me up to about 600 calories, so the rest of the day I've been behaving myself with some protein in the form of 50 grams or 170 calories of a nut and sesame stick snack pack. Tonight I will enjoy a nice home made cole slaw and some baked beans with beef sausages. About 450 – 500 calories total.

    Now the nice part about this is I am past the point of getting really HUNGRY these days, and I attribute that to the body using food more efficiently.

    Stormy and cloudy today. We were over at Blain's Farm and Fleet in Morton to pick up some baking supplies and doggy treats for our very spoiled Shih Tzu when the announcement came over the store loud speakers for all employees and patrons to gather in the rest rooms and break areas in the center of the building. As we crowded in, the news came that a tornado had been spotted in Pekin (to the south of us) and in Spring Bay (to the north). We all stood around and waited for about 20 minutes until the all clear was given, and while there was no damage in the immediate area, I did notice some downed trees and a few twisted road signs on the way back to Peoria.

    Apparently, Mother Nature had something to get off her chest. No injuries have been reported at this time, and the property damage appears minor. Looks like we are in for a very interesting late fall/early winter here in Illinois.

    Picture from this morning outside the house in my new blue jeans :)!

    Thought I'd take a moment to remind you of Old Blue Eyes, aka The Twig. Hope you enjoy a little walk down memory lane.

    I hope you are all having a blessed and restful Sunday.

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