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Saturday, January 18, 2014

I vowed right before Christmas that I was going to join Weight Watchers online and get serious about losing weight. I had reached the point of no return on the scale, a place I never wanted to be and won't tell anyone about. And WW had sent me a special rate to rejoin so I did.
Guess what, it hasn't been difficult and I haven't been hungry! I've lost at least 5 lbs. My scale is very iffy and I'm not buying a new one. It is inconsistent but I can see the arrow heading in the right direction so will deal with it. My husband has also lost 5 lbs and we are eating a lot more veggies and fruit.
I have some leftover green beans from dinner the other night and last night we went out to dinner and I brought home some green veggies and rice. I'm thinking of creating a veggie soup for lunch! I can do this and it would taste so good in this cold weather we are having in FLorida. It was in the 30's this am but nice and sunny and it will warm up maybe to 50 and then down again. I love living in Florida and enjoy the cold without snow!
At dinner last night in a fancy restaurant, I had grilled amberjack which is a white fish that is very prevalent around here. It was delicious. And a cup of Pasta fagioli instead of salad. We are out to dinner again tonight at a Yacht Club function so I will be careful again.
I like WW online and I signed up for their ActiveLInk which involved wearing a USB thingy in my pocket to see how active I am. At the end of 7 days, it gives me an assessment and a program to follow. In addition, MY DIL is a WW leader in North Carolina and I have asked her for online help as well. Maybe we can bond a bit more. I am looking forward to the journey. emoticon

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CAROLISCIOUS 1/25/2014 5:48PM

    WW is a great program! Stick with it!

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LKWQUILTER 1/18/2014 9:43PM

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JUST2OFUS 1/18/2014 10:07AM

    I also thought about doing WW again, however at $40 a month a bit costly. I am still tracking on SP but next week (Wed) for me I will start to follow the old WW, but I will give my veggies as no points. I know it worked for me in the past and it will work again.

Good luck Carol and keep us posted.

Pam (just 2 of us)

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Friday, December 27, 2013

I asked for, and received, a new cookbook of 365 recipes, broken down into months! Can't wait to try them all but probably won't get to do one everyday. I had gotten into such a rut but my sister advised me to cook something I hadn't tried before. What a great idea! I joined WW online on Tuesday and learning the point system. Let me tell you, if you eat everything they say you can eat, you will NOT be hungry. So we will see if it will work for me.
Anyway, last night I made turkey, mushroom and sage soup with brown rice. It was so awesome and delicious, I added the recipe to Spark. Then realized you aren't supposed to copy them from cookbooks. However, I made a couple of substitutions to it so maybe I won't be drawn and quartered for it. Did I say it was delicious?
I think the problem with dieting is that I don't ever have the proper foods in the refrigerator. I went Monday and stocked up on fruits and veggies and lean meat and now I have something to eat. The points plus sytem lets you eat things that you think you can't. So we'll see. I'll either lose or not but I sure hope I don't gain any. I'm not posting my weight here anytime soon. Whenever I try something new, I'll let you know! The cookbook did not have the calories and fat, etc broken down and that is why I added it to Spark so I could get that info. Then I wrote it in the book and the date I tried it! Have to go back and write it was VERY GOOD!

Later. emoticon emoticon

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EBURGITE 12/28/2013 9:00AM

    sounds like a nummy recipe. best of all to you in the new year.

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LAURIE-RN 12/27/2013 4:51PM

    Good for you! That is great that you have a starting place to find new foods to try. You are right, success starts with the food you make available to yourself. Congratulations on arming yourself with healthy options.

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LKWQUILTER 12/27/2013 2:22PM

    Have fun trying all those new recipes.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

I've been to Chiros before but been avoiding it. It just seems like you can fix yourself. But I belong to a referral group for businesses and there is a very nice chiropractor in it, a female, and I've been hearing her talk for some months. So, she called me for a decorating appmt and purchased a sofa and I decided to give her a try.
But you see, I have been having severe butt lock and one day, my lower back and across my butt on both sides felt like a washboard. It just wasn't moving. And the right hip has a throbbing pain that just won't go away. So, I thought I would go in for an evaluation.
So I've been visiting her for 2 weeks now and already feel improvement. That nasty tailbone doesn't move much but my neck now has a wider ranger of motion and other areas are feeling better and straighter.
She has a laser machine where the laser is moved across the nuisance area and then the massage therapist digs around in those muscles on each side of my spine that are so tight, its like a trampoline. I'm starting to feel better
Also, I bought a round rubber pillow that I sit on while working or sewing or typing. It is a very slight movement but it helps to looses up the washboard instead of just sitting all day.
I just wondered what other folks feel about chiropractors. I have a friend whose back is worse than mine, always in pain, and I just can't convince her to give it a try. She just doesn't trust them. That is one of the reasons I ventured into the chiropractors office. I thought if I started feeling better, maybe it would convince my friend it wouldn't be so bad to try it out. Let me know your thoughts. Carol

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JIBBIE49 12/28/2013 1:15AM

    Dr. Finger is the best Chiro in Pensacola. His DD was my DD's BF for six years. He is very honest. His office is over by Books-a-Million in that area.

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CAROLISCIOUS 12/16/2013 8:51PM

    I go on occasion and always have good results. I have several family members and co-workers that have benefitted as well.

Hope your friend gives it a try.

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LKWQUILTER 12/12/2013 11:53AM

    Carol, about 20 yrs. ago I feel was sitting on a cement block and feel off of it. I started having severe pain in my hip when I sat down, felt like a knife stabbing me and finally broke down and went to a chiropractor. It was the best thing I ever did. Within 2 weeks, I could sit without feeling like a needed to cry from pain. I think I had treatments about 6 weeks and now, don't have a problem. Somehow, just that little fall got something out of place and once it was back, all was well with my "tail" again. If I had another problem, I would definitely go back again.

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KASEYCOFF 12/12/2013 11:00AM

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Saturday, September 07, 2013

I've just read an article from Buffer, which is a web blog, about Decision Fatigue! What a light bulb is on event! I totally believe this is true, that I suffer from Decision Fatigue, too many to make in one week! I'm a pretty sharp woman but as I age, I find it more difficult to juggle multiple jobs at once. That was something I was pretty good at in my younger days. Now, I just want to dump it all out of my head. Today is a must day for me to head to the sewing machine, to mindlessly force fabric through that machine bed, sewing strips together.

I've got several projects going on right now that require a decision and I'm dragging my feet as they are dragging me down. I need to make lists to handle them but for some reason, I just want to dump everything out of my head and go for the fabric! Think I will do that today. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 9/7/2013 1:36PM

When I get like that, I just do what I really want to do--mostly sew or mindlessly pay computer games. I have found that there is always tomorrow. I don't have a paying "job" so no time-clock is demanding that I do something--it is just what I commit myself to do. ((HUGS))

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KASEYCOFF 9/7/2013 10:38AM

    I can all-too-unfortunately identify with the decision-making bugaboo: when I was younger, I thrived on it, as it meant I was a "real" grownup, making my own choices. Liberating and empowering at the same time. Now? Eh. I don't want to be bothered, and I'd just as soon have a really good PA to take care of the nitty-gritty and sort through options. I don't think s/he will be showing up any time soon, though, unless I stumble into a fortune, lol...

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    Wow, maybe that is what my problem is! LOL

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Friday, August 30, 2013

I have had friends here on spark ask me to post some decorating tips and info so here goes. I've been working with this client and created an amazing living room for her. But this sad dining room just needed something. It is visible from the living room and so we had to spruce it up.

Add a little paint called Restful Green from Sherwin Williams and some amazing draperies and here you go!

We still need some accessories and flowers on the table but what an amazing transformation.

Why would you ever stop your drapery at the bottom of an arch window? It just cuts it in half and we left the blinds for privacy as the draperies are somewhat sheer with a tucked diamond sewn all over it.

And this years color of the year is Emerald! Wow I'm right in style! Love this room and the living room is just as comfortable!

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JOLETTE 8/31/2013 10:48PM

    Carol, that is amazing. Wish you lived closer, I would put you to work with me. I have ideas but no idea how to accomplish the look. I love your work.

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LJCANNON 8/30/2013 3:43PM

    emoticon That is Crazy Gorgeous!! Amazing what a difference a "Small" Change made!

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