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TODAY IS QUILTING DAY!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hubby just left to go to barbershop singing practice and so I am left to do what I want to do which is quilt and sew! My friend Pat gave me a $35 gift card from Joann Fabric's for my birthday and yesterday, I got a card in the mail from Joann's with a 25% off my purchase, both sale and regular items! Whoo Hoo, I'll be at Joann's with a long list. Time to stock up on supplies and there is already a lot on sale!
This week I sewed and finished a quilted purse and I'm going to take pics as soon as I can and post them. It's a little effort for me to do that. I forget the process in between. I'm going to put a frozen chicken breast in the crockpot so that it will possibly be ready to eat for lunch so I don't have to stop and think about that.
We desperately need to go food shopping but I'm putting that off until tomorrow after church when we can go to the military commissary and actually stock up on what we need. Haven't been in a while.
So I'll check in later and show you my progress!

  
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KASEYCOFF 3/27/2011 4:08AM

    Wow, what great timing for the gift certificate to Joann's! I used to love to shop there - I think I was their best customer for the remnants, lol... No place like that here. Which might be a good thing, in some ways, as I tend to (ahem) get carried away--!
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TIRED49 3/26/2011 3:18PM

    Sounds like a great day for you and you planned your food for the day. Yay!

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CHBADILLO 3/26/2011 10:00AM

    Sounds like a great plan! :) ENJOY!

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YEA, IT'S FRIDAY!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Well, I decided to get on the scale this morning. I've avoided it for months but since I have cut down on my eating snacks and beer, I've lost 2 or 3 pounds. See, it can happen. On the beer, we are going out tonight and I told my husband I am tired of not being able to have a beer and let's replace the beer with giving up something else for lent. He agreed so I will have a beer tonightt. We get 2 free drinks so I will nurse my beer and enjoy it and then maybe switch to diet coke. They are having pizza and cake as well. And tomorrow is party all day long with four scheduled.

yesterday I attended a facebook class at the chamber and learned a lot. There is a lot more to learn but there is so much on there that you can do. I have a busy day ahead. Later.

  
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KASEYCOFF 3/25/2011 3:08PM

    Attagirl - you're moving in the right direction!
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EDITOR 3/25/2011 2:44PM

    Your efforts to lose weight is slowly paying off. It can be done. I am losing oh so slowly too but even a few pounds feels good.

Enjoy your night out and may those two beers be guilt free!

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CHBADILLO 3/25/2011 11:13AM

    I once coached a guy that drank his beer and requested he give it up for good and replace it with something else. He knew it was a trigger to eat more and drink more. He has lost 56lbs and still losing :) just saying....


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CO-CREATOR 3/25/2011 9:42AM

    Congrats on your progress!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 3/25/2011 9:15AM

    Having a beer that you enjoy is esential. If you feel deprived, you have less of a chance of success

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I'VE DECIDED...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

After reading Tired's blog today, I realize that with my lifestyle and social activities, that a regimented weight loss plan doesn't seem to work for me. I don't have time to log my calories or attend a WW meeting or count points or go to some other weight loss thing. I'd rather be quilting or doing something I want to do. I lost weight a few years ago on the Sonoma Diet and I am trying to get back to that. It is so simple, just use the right size plate and eat the right foods, no sugar, no white food products, etc. I lost 18 pounds and kept it off for a while until I decided to go off and do something else because I wasn't losing fast enough. Even last year, I lost 8 pounds kind of doing that diet and haphazardly counting calories and logging in.
As soon as I started back with WW, I started gaining agin. I think I have permission to eat a lot and I did. So now I am back to veggies and whole grains and we will see. you have to know what you can do and want to do. I still want to lose weight. I still want to be thinner so I will work on it. And I'm not going to get frustrated when weight loss stalls and the scale doesn't move because I'm reasonably certain this will happen. Haven't had a beer since Lent started and not much wine either so that ought to help.
Saturday is ridiculous. We have a birthday party at 3:00, a cocktail party at 4:00, a wedding at 5:00 and a Big party with lots of food starting at 6:00. Something has to go. We have to attend the latter 2 so the first two, forget it.

I had my teeth cleaned this morning and then had an appointment with a prior client. Instead of working on her project, I came home and started sewing. Then I just got back from picking up the dog from the vet. She is evidently experiencing anxiety as she pants all the time so we came home with meds. Great, two of us on meds. Tonight I am attending a Facebook Education class at the Chamber at 5:30 so I stopped at subway and got a healthy BMT with oil and vinegar. I'll have to do the project tomorrow. Later.

  
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EDITOR 3/25/2011 5:02AM

    Sending hugs and prayers your way.

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TIRED49 3/24/2011 11:25PM

    'Find what works for you' is so true. I am finding myself less stressed now that I am not keeping up with challenge points, etc. But for some people that may be the motivation they need.
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Have a great day tomorrow!

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KASEYCOFF 3/24/2011 8:20PM

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JENNY888 3/24/2011 5:44PM

    We all have to find out what works for us and do it. I have noticed that wanting to lose weight fast is often the downfall of those trying. If something is working stick with it and continue to as long as it is getting the desired effect. It is much easier to go with the habits you already have. Why spoil a good thing? Just my 2 cents worth based on my observations.

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BOBINVA 3/24/2011 4:40PM

    My wife does not like the new WW plan. She is back on the old one.
Giving up alcohol for lent is big. Wow! What a commitment. I gave up sweets.
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BOBINVA 3/24/2011 4:38PM

    My wife does not like the new WW plan. She is back on the old one.
Giving up alcohol for lent is big. Wow! What a commitment. I gave up sweets.
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I COULDN'T SLEEP AT ALL LAST NIGHT, DOO, DOO, DOO, DOO

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I could not go to sleep last night and can not figure out why. Usually I am snoring right off. I just laid there and tossed and turned even though I took a tylenol PM. We were out at the Yacht Club last night and I didn't eat any dinner as I had a huge salad at lunch. Had one glass of wine and a klondike bar when I got home. Guess no dinner and all that sugar did it. That was a no no , that klondike bar. I'll do better today. And the dog was panting all night. Maybe it was too hot for everyone. Guess I'll take a nap later.

About 9:30 I went into my sewing room and started cutting out 3" squares of fabric to make a handbag. It was relaxing to me, getting so creative. I can't wait to get in there and start sewing on it. Later.

  
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CAZ5346 3/24/2011 5:07PM

    Your blog caught my eye as it was scrolling across my computer and I had to read it.
I guess it reminded me of an old song. Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight. I have found if I can't sleep I put on an audio book and it lulls me to sleep.

Take care

Carol

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TIRED49 3/23/2011 10:40PM

    Sorry you couldn't sleep. That happens to me a lot. If I don't take my neurotin every night I have leg pain. And like you I wish I didn't have to take these pills.

Would love to see your purse. I am so jealous that you are a quilter. My mother and grandmother quilted. I have many of their beautiful quilts. You should post pictures.

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TURTLETALK 3/23/2011 3:49PM

    I had the opposite problem. I came home from work at noon, not feeling well. I went to bed and slept until 5:30 got up and watched tv until 9:00 went back to bed and slept until 7:00. I feel much better today.

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ALMMOM 3/23/2011 12:00PM

    I found myself eating little yesterday. I grazed last night watching the Laker game. Not the right type of grazing!!!

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WALLAHALLA 3/23/2011 11:29AM

    I didn't sleep either. No reason. No excuse. Talk about boring! And I had to be quiet so as not to disturb others who were blissfully asleep. Hopefully tonight will be better for both of us.

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KASEYCOFF 3/23/2011 10:40AM

    I think doing something creative is one of the best hobbies you can have - engages the brain and satisfies some intrinsic need to use your imagination - thinks me!

As for not sleeping... I've had the occasional night like that. Not sure there's much that helps, tho I don't think I've had any sleepless spells since I started drinking a cup of chamomile tea every night before bed. I can't say for sure it works, but it can't hurt, I guess, so next time you find yourself tossing and turning, give it a shot and see if it does the trick.
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Moving along!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Finished the last of the birthday cake yesterday so no more sweets for sure. Doing somewhat well on getting back into the Sonoma Style eating way. More veggies, etc. I just need to be mindful of every meal I eat and the choices I make. Eating enough is another thing. Didn't have much to offer yesterday for lunch so I had steamed broccoli with grated cheese melted on top. I was famished later and succumbed to bread with peanut butter and a couple of cookies that we've had since Christmas. I think I need to get in the kitchen and clean out the refrigerator and go shopping. Today I'm going to a luncheon and they always have a salad option.

I made a crockpot dish called Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms from Taste of HOme and it was delicious. I will post in recipes. Later.

  
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CHBADILLO 3/22/2011 2:12PM

    CLEAN out that kitchen! Cookies from Cmas! LOL buy good stuff so you're tempted.

Can't for the recipie for the chicken, sounds yummy :)
Christie

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KASEYCOFF 3/22/2011 11:07AM

    I agree: the crockpot chicken recipe does sound good! Let me know when you post it.
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BARABOODAN1 3/22/2011 9:19AM

    wow that recipe sounds good. Please send to me when you post it. I love cooking

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