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Friday, May 27, 2011

Chaos: A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.

I sometimes think this is my mind, a place of disorder. Things get just too jumbled. Am I coming or going?

Weíve got to learn to slow down and smell the rosesÖor chocolates, which ever you prefer.


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145HEALTHY 5/29/2011 1:43AM

    OMG,can I relate. I better stick with roses & forget the chocolates (I'd try to eat them all!).

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LEXIE63 5/28/2011 5:21PM

    How about chocolates with little sugar roses on top... from Thorntons... *happy sigh* :-)
You are right about the slowing down bit. Life is way too rushed these days. :-)

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MACKANDME 5/28/2011 1:03PM

    Rose shaped chocolate..yum.

But you are dead on about slowing down. We all rush and rush till life is no fun.

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MDMNINA 5/28/2011 12:33PM

    Roses are good. Chocolates are better!

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-SEVEN- 5/28/2011 10:21AM

    Funny clip!! I know... we need to slooooooooow things down, don't we?

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DEVORA4 5/28/2011 12:20AM

  Court I am sorry to say but most of the world is in chaos and disorder, emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 5/28/2011 12:17AM

    Wow it is so wonderful to find I am not alone...........giggle snort chuckle

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COCOA-BLAZE 5/27/2011 11:42PM

    Welcome to my "World"!

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BLC - Mid-Challenge Thoughts

Friday, May 27, 2011

A couple years ago I was skinnier than Iíve every been. Donít let anyone tell you you canít lose those inner thighs, donít let htem tell you that you canít tone those arms. YOU CAN DO IT!! Someone use to tell me I couldnít because of my age and my metabolism changed. Boy, they were wrong and now I know not to believe that.

Lately, Iíve been gaining weight and inches. I know what my problem is; Itís no will power or determination.

I need to learn to say ĎNoí, to Taco Bell. ĎNoĒ to Dominoes Pizza. I make out my menu for the whole week and then have to go back in and change meals around. I did stay within range last week, donít ask me how, but I did. These last couple days I didnít make the corrections to the tracker so I donít know where I stand there.

I have a challenge to stay in range Friday thru Monday. Iím trying!!!

I used to have an exercise plan for the week: Mon, Wed, Fri do the leg and hip routine;
Tue, Thu, Sat do the arms; Do abs everyday; cardio everyday.

Then I tried creating a new system that isnít exactly working.

So what does that tell meÖ.go back to my original plan Dummkopf!!

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WILDRICE99 5/30/2011 8:20PM

    Courti, I'm with you. Now's the time to dig deep and find that self control. I'm going to start tracking my food again to keep myself accountable. I'm also going to pre-plan for the entire week. That has helped tremendously in the past. Heck, DH & I grilled chicken to last us all week...so...no excuses there!

Hope you can find your will power again. (If you do, let me know where it is.) emoticon

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LEXIE63 5/28/2011 5:16PM

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. *grin*
But sometimes we get bored, and need to mix it up. And sometimes our body gets used to what we are doing and stalls, and we have to mix it up to get started again. Nothing to stop you going back though, cos it sounds like it was doing you a great service before you mixed it up. :-)

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ANDIHALLI 5/28/2011 7:53AM

    It's funny how when things are working we try to mess with it. I too struggle with fast food.
You are doing great planning and tracking, stick to that!
You can do it!!!!

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More about Jill

Monday, May 23, 2011

Jill finished her radiation and had her first chemo. It left her tired and nauseous. That was last week. Today she was pretty tired and hasn't been drinking or eating much. We took her to her mom for a visit and so her mom could take care of her. She looked a lot better when we went to take her home.
She did have a bloody nose today and her blood pressure has been low. Don't know what that means.

I hope she will be feeling better for her son's graduation next month.

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LEXIE63 5/28/2011 5:10PM

    It is a rotten thing to be going through. I feel for her.

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SHIITAKE 5/24/2011 11:35AM


Prayers still going out for Jill......trusting that she will be able to attend her
son's graduation next month ! emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 5/24/2011 7:30AM


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DEVORA4 5/24/2011 5:53AM

  ditto on the prayers

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ANGORA4 5/23/2011 11:10PM

    Praying for a great day at son's graduation. May she have great strength, and the joy of marking this milestone with him.

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KRISTA-GIRL 5/23/2011 10:43PM

    Prayers from this end, too!

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FITLIKENIC 5/23/2011 9:45PM

    Prayers continue for Jill.

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How to Overcome Bad Eating Habits

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This was taken from my local newspaper:

1: Poor Meal Planning
Taking a few minutes to plan out weekly meals before shopping for the week will save you money, calories and time.

2: Too Many Meals Away From Home
Restaurants and take-out always will mean super-sized portions, along with more calories and sodium.

3: Too Many Processed Foods
Opt for mostly fresh and whole foods and read labels to help make the smartest choices when you do go for more highly processed goods.

4: Too Much Added Sugar
Sugar is lurking in places you might not expect, like whole-grain cereals, salad dressings, condiments and breads. Take inventory of the total sugar in your diet and find ways to cut back on those empty calories.

5: Mindless Eating
Instead of just eating when hungry, many of us grab food when we're bored, tired, stressed, happy or sad.

6: Not Eating Together
Along the same lines as eating mindlessly comes eating while distracted, over-scheduled and in multiple shifts.

7: Eating on the Run
Leaving the house for a busy day without packed snacks or meals sets the stage for diet disaster.

8: Giant Portion Sizes
You think you can eyeball portions, but have you really ever measured out your morning cereal, spoonfuls of peanut butter or olive oil for cooking? Just do it a few times to give yourself some perspective.

9: Too Many Liquid Calories
Sip on calorie-free beverages like water, unsweetened teas and seltzers in place of high-calorie drinks.

10: Not Eating Enough Throughout the Day.
Avoid stuffing yourself in the afternoon and evening by spreading out calories, starting with a healthy breakfast.

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NIMAWEYGH 5/20/2011 1:25AM

    Loved this Lyssa and thanks so much for sharing. If you keep to the basic simple meals like we had from the garden when we were kids you always come out healthier.

You rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 5/18/2011 12:30PM

    You can Take Control of Your Health by:

Eliminating fructose and most grains
Eating unprocessed, high-quality foods, organic if possible, right for your nutritional type
Eating your food as close to raw as possible
Consuming enough omega-3 fats
Exercising regularly


emoticon for the emoticon list, Courti!! ::hugs::

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SHIITAKE 5/18/2011 3:29AM


Great tips......thanks for the reminder, Courti !! emoticon

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GITTYB 5/17/2011 11:01PM

    working on this list. thanks

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AIDELADE27 5/17/2011 10:53PM

    Thanks for posting this!

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SHELLEY81 5/17/2011 2:36PM

    Great reminder!

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FITTIFF2B 5/17/2011 1:57PM

    All those things you know deep down but tend to forget. Thanks for the reminder!

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JULIENMM 5/17/2011 1:40PM

    Geat list. Thanks for posting! emoticon

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

This is a site given to me by a friend Sparker.

I will try to keep it updated and you can post replies for Jill to read.

I never knew of this site before, but will keep it in mind for other situations with family that may arise. This would have been great when my mom was living.

Her name is Jill Clear. I hope I completed the site so you can download it properly. Please let me know. Thanks.

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NIMAWEYGH 5/26/2011 10:05PM

    Such a wonderful site, I have been to visit Jill. Thank you so much.

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ROCKYCPA 5/17/2011 8:52AM

    I have been on the site for several years - a young boy in my community was hurt and his mother updates the site for all to follow. Thanks for using it - it will be a blessing for you.

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SHIITAKE 5/16/2011 4:30AM

emoticon, Courti !!

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EUPHRATES 5/16/2011 12:41AM

    I've signed up for the e-mail notifications, so I'll get an e-mail when you post journal updates.

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FITTIFF2B 5/16/2011 12:26AM

    Oh i am glad this was helpful to you!!! emoticon
I like that I can get emails when it is updated. that is how I always know my friend updates hers!!

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AIDELADE27 5/16/2011 12:13AM

    Thanks for posting, Courti. emoticon

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DEVORA4 5/15/2011 11:12PM

  emoticon emoticon

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-SEVEN- 5/15/2011 8:58PM

    thanks Courti!

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-COURT- 5/15/2011 5:32PM

    Thanks Sue. I guess there is something else I have to do to it.

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SUETINGE 5/15/2011 5:21PM

    Hey Courti, when I tried it just now it said the site was pending.

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