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OFF FOR THE WEEKEND! DAY 245

Friday, August 20, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

The phone rang at 4:30 this morning! We are always afraid it is my mother-in-law sayng she has fallen down and needs help to get up. But it was my son calling from the airport. They got on an earlier flight and will be here this morning at 8:30. WE are so looking forward to their visit. At noon we are all going to the retirement home for lunch with Grammie. She'll be so happy to show off her great grandchildren to her friends! I still have some organizing and cleaning up to do so I"ll sign off. I'm looking forward to a wonderful family oriented weekend! Later.

  
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JENNY888 8/20/2010 10:38AM

    I hope your weekend is everything you expect it to be. Enjoy.

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KASEYCOFF 8/20/2010 7:48AM

    Have a good time, hon! Sounds like you are in for a really fun visit. :-D

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NUTS TO YOU AND OTHER STUFF! DAY 244

Thursday, August 19, 2010

LEARN TO B E CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

I was blog reading this morning and one person said how she LOVED nuts and could not leave them alone. I used to be that way with potato chips. Just didn't buy them and now I am happy with a handful but it took a good year or so of not buying them. Nuts are good for you though. A dietician proficient in diabetes nutrition said she had read that eating a handful of nuts WITH your meal could lower your blood sugar 50 points! They had to be peanuts, almonds or pistachios and with the meal. So we got some small baggies and a couple of cans of nuts and put a handful into each bag for my mother-in-law to have with her meals. On the Sonoma Mediterranean based diet, 11 almonds is a legitimate snack. And the dietician said any form of those 3 nuts, sugared, salted, unsalted, etc. would do. Now you have permission to eat them.

I was out this a.m. for my planned 45 min walk with Pat when it started to rain half way through, not hard. We stood under a tree for a few min and then called my husband. By the time he got there, it was letting up but Pat is a beautiful black woman and she said that if she didn't get inside real soon her hair would look like Buckwheat's! So we headed home. My hair flattened up, hers exploded.

My daughter-in-law got the job she wanted! Yea! She works for a university in admissions and scheduling and her job was moving to the campus away from here. She was hired for the same type job with the same univ working on the local Air Force Base which is closer to her home. Wonderful news!

I've had my granddaughter off and on all summer and we've had some fun together. She starts school next week but I will remember these days fondly. Today I am taking off work. Tomorrow my youngest son and family comes for the weekend and we are having a birthday party for the three grandkids who have birthdays in the next couple of weeks. My granddaughter and I are going shopping for birthday party supplies and setting up things. She will be 9 next week. No birthday cake, just fruit and maybe a couple of cupcakes. My son is about 10 lbs from his goal at WW and wants to weigh in on Sat. So I am preparing WW type food as I am watching my points as well.

I weighed this morning and am still solidly at 180 with a little left leaning. Since I've gotten up in the middle of the night to pee the last two nights, I figure I must be close to dropping a pound. That would be wonderful to leave the 180"s as you know I have been here for quite a while. I am so happy that the scale has not gone back to 185 or 182 or more as it did for months.

Off to my day of play! Later.

  
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JENNY888 8/19/2010 10:33AM

    Thanks for the limit on almonds. I also love nuts and have to watch out for them.

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ANDI571 8/19/2010 9:41AM

    I laughed right aloud with the hair story. I could just picture it in my mind. To funny.

I love the sugar coated cinnamon almonds. That thrill me that it could be a legal snack. Problem, stopping at 11.

I am curious on how many points you are getting in a day. Do you get your need to points? You seem to be a very active person with your running around. You may need to go into your flex points. I had 4 flex points yesterday, and actually lost the pound I had gained from last week.

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QUILTING IS LIKE DIETING! DAY 243

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Since I've been taking a quilting class, I've been looking at quilting websites all over the internet and have come to the conclusion that quilting is like dieting! On one blog I found, the blogger described 2 women who were in a quilting class, both avid sewers and both with experience making quilts before. One woman made an heirloom quilt for her grandson in one week. The other woman started a quilt and got so frustrated with it she quit and never finished it. Why you say? Successful quilters (dieters) seek out expert advice (Spark) and shortcuts while interacting with other successful quilters (dieters).

Hmm, my collection of quilting books and magazines is starting to rivel my collection of diet books and programs. The difference is that you won't gain weight while you are quilting because your hands are otherwise busy and your mouth might be full of pins. The collection of fabrics available in a quilting shop rivals the food at the grocery store. My mouth waters as I look through the stacks picking up fabrics I like and stroking them lovingly. Right by the front door of the shop is an apron embellished with tiny coffee cup and coffee bean fabrics.
Fat quarters are packaged 18 by 22" squares and not the fat quarters that we sit on. Jelly rolls are rolls of precut coordinated fabrics. There are fabrics featuring chocolates and easter eggs and cake and all kinds of calorie free confections!

Who doesn't love a sale and last night I spied 2 pkgs of precut squares on sale for $5 each. On the top was the cutest fabric with tiny shoes on it and colorful ones underneath to coordinate. I had to have it. I walked out another $45 poorer. This will have to stop until I get hold of my senses. And complete the quilts I'm already working on.

I promise I will get out my camera and start taking pictures. My granddaughter has been with me this week. She starts school on Tuesday and I'm trying to see clients and take care of her as well. I don't mind as I know once school starts, she will be busy and we won't see much of her.

I'm glad I've rekindled my love of sewing. No maybe I'll start losing weight again. What hobbies do you have that might keep you from eating? Later.

  
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JENNY888 8/18/2010 10:56AM

    I too once was in the mode of buying every cute fabric I could find on sale for quilting. I was unpacking some of that material from the garage and thought that I might get back into quilting again. I loved it.

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KASEYCOFF 8/18/2010 10:27AM

    I've gotten into 'trends' where I buy loads of fabric, or skeins of yarn, or what have you, but the one abiding 'I will overspend if you take me there' place is a bookstore. Any bookstore. Online bookstores. I try to always leave room when I pack for a trip because I will buy tons of books. Drives Himself mad, as he's not much of a reader. They are my souvenirs and mementos and the very Stuff of Life for me. Ah, sorry, I got a little carried away there. What I meant to say is - I understand exactly how you felt in the fabric shop, lol!

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QUILTING IS LIKE DIETING! DAY 243

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Since I've been taking a quilting class, I've been looking at quilting websites all over the internet and have come to the conclusion that quilting is like dieting! On one blog I found, the blogger described 2 women who were in a quilting class, both avid sewers and both with experience making quilts before. One woman made an heirloom quilt for her grandson in one week. The other woman started a quilt and got so frustrated with it she quit and never finished it. Why you say? Successful quilters (dieters) seek out expert advice (Spark) and shortcuts while interacting with other successful quilters (dieters).

Hmm, my collection of quilting books and magazines is starting to rivel my collection of diet books and programs. The difference is that you won't gain weight while you are quilting because your hands are otherwise busy and your mouth might be full of pins. The collection of fabrics available in a quilting shop rivals the food at the grocery store. My mouth waters as I look through the stacks picking up fabrics I like and stroking them lovingly. Right by the front door of the shop is an apron embellished with tiny coffee cup and coffee bean fabrics.
Fat quarters are packaged 18 by 22" squares and not fat you know whats that you sit on. Jelly rolls are rolls of precut coordinated fabrics. There are fabrics featuring chocolates and easter eggs and cake and all kinds of calorie free confections!

Who doesn't love a sale and lat night I spied 2 pkgs of precut squares on sale for $5 each. On the top was the cutest fabric with tiny shoes on it and colorful ones underneath to coordinate. I had to have it. I walked out another $45 poorer. This will have to stop until I get hold of my senses. And complete the quilts I'm already working on.

I promise I will get out my camera and start taking pictures. My granddaughtr has been with me this week. She starts school on Tuesday and I'm trying to see clients and take care of her as well. I don't mind as I know once school starts, she will be busy and we won't see much of her.

I'm glad I've rekindled my love of sewing. No maybe I'll start losing weight again. What hobbies do you have that might keep you from eating? Later.

  


QUILTING IS LIKE DIETING! DAY 243

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Since I've been taking a quilting class, I've been looking at quilting websites all over the internet and have come to the conclusion that quilting is like dieting! On one blog I found, the blogger described 2 women who were in a quilting class, both avid sewers and both with experience making quilts before. One woman made an heirloom quilt for her grandson in one week. The other woman started a quilt and got so frustrated with it she quit and never finished it. Why you say? Successful quilters (dieters) seek out expert advice (Spark) and shortcuts while interacting with other successful quilters (dieters).

Hmm, my collection of quilting books and magazines is starting to rivel my collection of diet books and programs. The difference is that you won't gain weight while you are quilting because your hands are otherwise busy and your mouth might be full of pins. The collection of fabrics available in a quilting shop rivals the food at the grocery store. My mouth waters as I look through the stacks picking up fabrics I like and stroking them lovingly. Right by the front door of the shop is an apron embellished with tiny coffee cup and coffee bean fabrics.
Fat quarters are packaged 18 by 22" squares and not fat you know whats that you sit on. Jelly rolls are rolls of precut coordinated fabrics. There are fabrics featuring chocolates and easter eggs and cake and all kinds of calorie free confections!

Who doesn't love a sale and lat night I spied 2 pkgs of precut squares on sale for $5 each. On the top was the cutest fabric with tiny shoes on it and colorful ones underneath to coordinate. I had to have it. I walked out another $45 poorer. This will have to stop until I get hold of my senses. And complete the quilts I'm already working on.

I promise I will get out my camera and start taking pictures. My granddaughtr has been with me this week. She starts school on Tuesday and I'm trying to see clients and take care of her as well. I don't mind as I know once school starts, she will be busy and we won't see much of her.

I'm glad I've rekindled my love of sewing. No maybe I'll start losing weight again. What hobbies do you have that might keep you from eating? Later.

  


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