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R = RASPBERRY; S = STRAWBERRY

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I'm trying to get through this fruit and veggie alphabet so I'm doubling up. Thanks for the Quince hint. Never had one I guess. Rutabaga and rhuebarb, squash and serano peppers NS and sweet potatoes. and I'm sure there are more. Went grocery shopping with hubby today. We had nothing in the fridge in the way of fresh fruits and veggies so I made a long list. By the time we got down to the end of the produce aisle, I was tired of being told I didn't need that, we didn't need this. How does he know what I need to eat healthy? I'm the one eating lunch at home. So we move onto the meat counter and he is eyeing a steak and I say, OH, we don't need that and he promptly looks at me. I said, that's what you told me! So he shut up after that. And I was able to put what I wanted in the cart. Hubbies are a nuisance sometimes. When we were checking out, there was a bottle of white vinegar he had put in the cart. I was pretty certain we had a gallon jug of it at home. But he insisted we didn't. We get home and we have a large gallon and several small jars of it plus now a new jar. What we don't have is cider vinegar. SIgh!

FSU lost the game yesterday but it was a great game and the players were awesome! We had nothing to be ashamed of! We walked to and from the stadium and up and down the stairs and all around so did well on that. Later.

  
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ANYVAR54 9/18/2011 11:14PM

    I need to do that too, start writing a plan and menu, and grocery list, I have just been winging it. Buying all the fruits and veggies that I want. But no plan.
At least your husband went shopping with you. Good thing.

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KASEYCOFF 9/18/2011 5:20PM

    Sounds like it's time to start drawing up a menu or meal plan, and writing out the grocery list, lol...
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FRUITY P'S AND Q'S

Saturday, September 17, 2011

P is for pear and peas, pineapple and pumpkin, pomegranite. Q is for kumquat. Oh, at least kimquat has a q in it. Can't think of any Q starters. I'll be glad when this fruit and veggie alphabet is finished but it has been interesting. Spark says to eat fresh veggies, which I did last night at the Yacht Club. Also don't forget dried fruits, prunes! There's another P! ANd top your cereal with berries! PLUMS! Lots of p's out there.

I could not sleep last night. I had met with the doc who said I was fat and I met with my friend Cassandra, the professional organizer who is helping me get organized. I had a lot of organization things going around in my head last night and the visual of all that clutter was keeping me awake. So, I got up, pulled the empty box next to me that I'm filling with trash, and sorted magazines. I got a binder with clear dividers and tore quilt patterns out of magazines that I wanted to keep and put them in the clear dividers. Now I can't wait to finish sorting the magazines and have one binder of patterns that I might use in the future. Can't believe that I am that interested in getting organized! Been talking about it for years.

Anyway, at midnight, the tylenol pm finally kicked in and I was able to go back to bed and sleep.

Something is happening to my body and I hope it continues. All of a sudden I am not that hungry. I am actually aware of being full and I stop eating. Hubby is as we speak puttering around the kitchen coming up with breakfast. And I'm reducing the portion size in my head before it even gets to the plate, knowing that I don't want to feel stuffed. I felt a bit stuffed after dinner last night and I didn't like it. For years and years I took a medication at night for depression. It helped me to sleep I guess because I always did and I usually took an afternoon nap as well. One of the side effects of it was weight gain which I slowly did over ten years. New Doc took me off that med in April and I suffered immensely for a month trying to adjust to the new med. He said that most of his patients taking Pristiq, which is my new med, lost weight. Well nothing has happened in the weight loss department but I am wondering if finally, the old med has left my system and it took that long, 5 months? And the scale seems to be slowly moving downward, although I'm not posting anything until it looks permanent. I'm too up and down.

Today we go to the FSU/Oklahoma game and I will be doing plenty of walking. And tomorrow, we have to go grocery shopping as we are out of most everything and the fridge is void of fresh fruit and veggies. So with this lack of hunger in mind, I am definitely going to be planning some healthy meals for the week! I will weigh in and record my weight in a weeks time! Promise!

  
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BEVPRESLEY 9/17/2011 11:05PM

    It is so good to stop eating when you feel full. That is a very big lesson learned, good for you. When I get on my organizing binges, I lose a lot of sleep too. But it feels so good to get rid of all that "stuff" you don't need.

How about quince for your Q fruit?

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LJCANNON 9/17/2011 8:26PM

    Hubby is watching the FSU/ Oklahomagame as we speak. I may hear some of it, but I am not really watching.
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ANYVAR54 9/17/2011 6:40PM

    I was too wondering if you try to eat all of these fruits and vegetables you are posting? It would be difficult to find them all. Glad that you are getting some organizing done, but not at a loss of sleep. It does take a while to get adjusted to new antidepressants. . I have had a lot of experience with that.

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TOWHEE 9/17/2011 5:44PM

    Q is for Quince, which looks like an apple, but is tart. I had one last year during a WW challenge.

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KASEYCOFF 9/17/2011 11:32AM

    'Failing to plan is planning to fail' - sounds like you are on track in the planning department, which is a good thing!
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REOVERMAN 9/17/2011 8:51AM

    I love your page and your alphabet...had similar experience with my doctor, but it got in my brain and made me actually do something...I'm actually looking forward to getting on the scale next week, so he will see how far I've come! Do you eat all the fruits you shared? I have never tasted a kumquat and only had pomegranite juice. I am allergic to citrus, so I have to be very careful with fruits. I didn't consider kiwi a citrus, but ended up having a bad reaction to it. Have fun at the game...I'm a huge college football fan, but I am Mizzou all the way baby!

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I GUESS I'M FAT!

Friday, September 16, 2011

This morning I had a consult with the sleep doctor on the test that I had taken in July and flunked. First words out of his mouth were, you have the same problem I have, overweight! If you would lose weight it might help you sleep. I was a little insulted. Okay, yes I am overweight but I don't consider myself fat. Hey, I guess I am. He prescribed a CPAP machine for me even though I only stopped breathing twice in an hour and kicked my legs 99 times. Wasn't sure that Tricare would pay for it but we will give it a shot.

So I'm thinking now, I do need to lose weight, that is no secret. I have not been hungry lately. All of a sudden like. Wonder why that is? It's really a wierd feeling but something I'm becoming very conscious of. That is part of the Weigh Down Workshop premise, eat when you are hungry and don't eat when you are not. Makes sense. Last night I only at half my dinner and no snacking. If I can keep that up I might lose. I did step on the scale this morning and showed a 2 lb loss but I dont' track those things as I expect it to go back up. But maybe I should look at that in another fashion. 2 lbs lost, continue on a healthier track and maybe it will continue.

Americans are bad when it comes to having a diagnosis from a doctor to lose weight. If you have health problems that are related to being overweight, doesn't it make sense that it ought to spur you on to lose? Seems like a no brainer to me but it isn't that simple. I'm not a diabetic but it seems like many with that illness have a really hard time losing weight when they know it would help them to lose. I'm going back to see this guy in November. I'd like to be thinner and I can do it. Walking with my friend Pat and climbing the steps at the FSU stadium have firmed me up some. Maybe burning a few calories as well. I'm going to give it a shot and pay full attention to what goes in my mouth. I will ask myself if I am hungry and really want it or am I just eating to fill a void somewhere else. Later.

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/19/2011 3:17PM

    Let,s face it ,if it was easy to lose weight and keep it off, who would choose to be fat. But it seems like you are well on your way. I have noticed, since I have been on the sleep challenge which involves a journal where you record your hunger levels, I am rarely hungry. I need to get in touch with my hunger, it,s not as if it is bad to be hungry. Though years ago, when on one f the diets that got me to what I weigh now, I consulted a doctor who said not to eat anything until I felt hungry. Two weeks later he asked me how it went. Well, I hadn't felt hungry. So I hadn't eaten.
Doh!
He said I should eat something, and that hunger for me was feeling grumpy and maybe a little headachy. I had been feeling a bit of that but put it down to the lack of solld food.
Unfortunately, this is a true story.
I hope I am smarter now, but I can't be sure.
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TIRED49 9/17/2011 5:43PM

    I really enjoy your blogs. You are going to lose that weight. I have a doctor appt in November too, and I am going to lose it too.
Recently I got out and old Weigh Down book and started reading it and then a Chapter in Psalms each night. I too have not been as hungry lately and am sensing full. I have ramped up the exercise a bit and slowly, ever so slowly the scales are moving. Like you I have been firming up my leg and core muscles, so hopefully they will move a lot before long.

Keep up the good work!

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SPARKLED146 9/17/2011 8:30AM

    When you see this guy again in November, you will be thinner and he probably won't have lost any weight. emoticon Keep at it!

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ANYVAR54 9/16/2011 7:40PM

    I remember being very upset right after my knee replacement surgery in 2007, when the hospital attending physician wrote "obese" on my chart. I did loose some weight back then during my rehab, but have gained it back. But I am now on my way down, and I didn't know that there is actually standards for what is considered overweight, obese, morbidly obese, etc.
I hope the CPAP machine helps you to get better sleep.

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JDECKNESS 9/16/2011 1:10PM

    I was put on a CPAP in late July. I was also told to lose weight. I have lost about 12 lbs since then. The cool thing is the CPAP does actually help you sleep better and the better sleep you get the easier it is to lose weight. I am told that by losing the weight I need to, which is still at about 120 pounds, I should be able to come off the CPAP then. Good Luck!

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MAMACAT2_3 9/16/2011 12:37PM

    Oh dear, it does sting a little to have a stranger be so frank with you...

Yes americans are really bad about that, I wonder why that is? Maybe because there's so much temptation everywhere.... we're a country full of convenience, any which way you turn.

You can do this, you're already off to a good start!!

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N IS FOR NECTARINE; O IS FOR ORANGE

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I was busy today so late in posting this. N is for nectarine but I prefer tangerines and oranges. Which reminds me, O is for orange. Might as well do that one as well. 2 in one shot. This will be short today as I said, I got busy with work thank goodness and now I'm going to go and figure out what to do with the chicken in the crockpot. Later.
Dinner update~! Today I had 3 thawed huge chicken breasts so I put them in the crockpot to cook all day. When I came home, after a wonderful massage, I decided to cook chicken pot pie. Something funny is happening to me. All of a sudden, I'm not hungry. I didn't even feel like eating much and only ate half my portion. Wonder why? Been walking with my friend Pat. Massage therapist said I felt skinnier! Progress I guess!

  
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KASEYCOFF 9/16/2011 2:33AM

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ANDI571 9/15/2011 11:23PM

    Can't beat feeling skinner. emoticon

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TIRED49 9/15/2011 10:42PM

    Yay for feeling skinnier!

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ANYVAR54 9/15/2011 8:45PM

    For sure one person who would know what your body feels like would be someone who gives you a massage on a regular basis. Glad to hear. Also, glad to hear that you are having more work.
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HEALTHYSLIM2 9/15/2011 8:25PM

    YUM! I am eating 1 - 2 nectarines every day - LOVE them and want to enjoy them while the getting's good!
Oranges are good, too...
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Good luck with the chicken!


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LHLADY517 9/15/2011 7:14PM

    I personally love nectarines, peaches, plums, fruit in general.

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M IS FOR MELON

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

M is for melon. Ther are all kinds of melons but my favorite is canteloupe. Right now we have a shriveled watermelon in the fridge. Needs to be thrown out. I looked in the food section of today's paper and found 2 kinds of M grapes, muscadine and midnight beauty black grapes. Seems we stick to red and green grapes but I ought to get adventurous and try something new!

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My phone is starting to ring with appointments! Thank goodness because it has been deader than dirt around here. And I do want some decorating appointments! I've got two today so I'll be off soon. Since I joined the organized life team, I've noticed how many piles I create daily. If I don't pick up after myself, no wonder it is a mess! Later.

  
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TOWHEE 9/14/2011 11:03PM

    In addition to Melons, there's Mushrooms, Mangoes, and Mandarins.

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ANYVAR54 9/14/2011 3:20PM

    I love cantaloupe too, have one in the fridge that I have to cut up for supper. It may be shriveled some too, just hope it is still good.
We like red grapes around here.
My husband likes honeydew melon. but it is not a available long around here. And more expensive, and the rind is usually so thick.
Enjoying your A-Z blogs.

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