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Pennies for Pampering Jar

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I have finally finished my jar for Pennies for Pampering. Actually, making it was easy; deciding how to decorate it was the hard part. The jar is a Bell Jar with fruits and veggies in bedded on the front. I chose that because the underlying part of pampering myself is to eat 5+ fruits and veggies every day. I used a purple marker to highlight it and put a design around the outside of the area surrounding it. The other decorations on the jar are "stick ons" for a princess. I chose this because when I pamper myself with the coins I award myself, I will feel like a princess for a day (a throw back to Queen for a Day for those of you who are old enough to remember that!) I used a purple ribbon to tie a bow around the mouth of the jar. On the ribbon I clipped 2 glittery butterflies to remind me that like the butterfly, I am under going a metamorphosis. Every time I change myself, I emerge a beautiful new version of me. I topped it off with another bow just to give my jar a finished look. Last week I was awarded $6.75! I haven't added in the awards for this week yet. I now keep a list of my daily goals next to my food diary. I check off each goal as I do it. It is very motivating!

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SLOTTI 3/6/2009 1:22PM

    Good motivation for making my own jar! I still haven't done it. emoticon

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NVR2HEALTHY 3/4/2009 11:36PM

    It looks MARVELOUS! I bet you had fun making it. Congratulations on your reward $$$ Great idea keeping your list of goals next to your food diary.

You are doing great!

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L*I*T*A* 3/4/2009 7:16PM

    love it.................great idea...............blessings and hugs................lita

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Back to doing some short distance walking

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Today I was able to take two walks (.7 mi. on each walk). I did a big rest period between the two and will continue to take it easy for the next 4 weeks. I'm feeling so good that reigning myself in will be a challenge, but I am determined not to do anything that will hurt my foot and land me back in that boot! Hubby took me out to breakfast this morning. I was surprised at how easily I could make good food choices. I had 2 eggbeaters with sliced tomato and onion, sprinkled with about a tablespoon of grated cheddar cheese, half a cup of unsweetened applesauce and a toasted bagel. I should have stopped eating at half the bagel but for whatever reason, I ate the whole thing with a little jelly. Next time, I'll just eat half. I'm a work in progress. I don't have to be perfect - this was just a little slip up - so I have forgiven myself and I'll just make a better choice next time. So far it has been a great day. emoticon

Have a great weekend everyone!

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NVR2HEALTHY 3/1/2009 7:11PM

    We are all a "work in progress." emoticonIt sounds like you are doing great with walking! I posted the chicken recipe on Spark, you can access it by visiting it's in my recipe box.

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/28/2009 6:01PM

    I am so glad that you are working back into this the healthy way and just know it will continue to get stronger each day! No more boot!! Yay!

Breakfast sounds great...bagel and all. Have a wonderful weekend.

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L*I*T*A* 2/28/2009 4:45PM

    good for you...............have a great weekend........blessings and hugs..................lita

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Back in the Water - Yea!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Today I went to water aerobics class. I have eagerly awaited this day for 7-8 weeks - since I first injured my right foot. First, I warmed up with an 11 minute ride on the stationary bike. Then I got into the water. I was able to do a 50 minute class by modifying a lot of the exercises. If the exercises called for jumping around I marched in place or did the movement by treading water. I don't want to go jumping around too soon and damage my tendons, ligaments and muscles, which have been in a boot for 5 weeks. Doing the routines like I was in deep water kept my feet off the bottom and prevented me from bouncing. I wore water shoes that have thick sole and padding inside. It felt so good to be back in the water. I'm tired but happy. emoticon

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/28/2009 3:22AM

    I am so glad you got to do this again. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs

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L*I*T*A* 2/27/2009 4:12PM

    sounds like you did very well....................good for you................have a great weekend....................blessing
s and hugs......................lita
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NVR2HEALTHY 2/27/2009 3:14PM

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Have a happy & healthy weekend!

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Going to the Vet

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today was the dreaded trip to the vet. I dreaded the trip because of the cost (the little stuff they do really adds up) and the trauma to my fur babies. The vet is a really nice, caring guy and the dogs seem to like him. He takes the time to pet them and talk to them every time they see him. They used to be really upset when we pulled the car into the parking lot but now I hold them while they get shots, blood work, anals, toenails etc. so they seem to do a little better. When Tiberius (our male) was being examined and worked on he protested loudly but just leaned against me. Unfortunately, the vet tech took Traci to the other room (to weigh her, draw blood and clip her toenails), and she got very scared. She hates getting her toenails clipped and having blood work. I held her and put her on the table for the vet when she came back. When the vet tried to examine her, she tried to crawl inside my jacket to get away from being touched any further. Poor baby! When she couldn't get into my jacket (I still had it zipped up) she put her little head under my arm and buried her head. Of course when it was all over and the treats were being passed out, she was her usual happy self and made short work of her doggie treat. Now that we're home, Ti and Traci are taking a nap and the house is so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. I think they're so exhausted from their morning out that they need the sleep and they didn't even get their shots today!
They are scheduled for that in June. It's time for some snuggles with my K-9 children I think.

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/26/2009 2:45PM

    You are definitely mom to them! They sure look to your for their safety net by cuddling up close like that. My dogs HATE the vet also. We don't have one who take the time to connect with them. It is more of a wham-bam thank you mam sort of experience.
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I have had them to three different vets and it is the same with all of them. I bring them home and they ignore me for two or three days.

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L*I*T*A* 2/26/2009 12:15AM

    our dogs were like that too...............i always dreaded the visit as much as they did i'm sure..............good to have it over with...................hope youe week is going well........blessings and hugs..................lita

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NVR2HEALTHY 2/25/2009 4:18PM

    My baby Buster is the same way when he goes to the Vet, he always tries to climb in my arms. We are scheduled for shots next month. emoticon

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Slowly but Surely

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I took my sister to the doctor's office today and then we went out for some play time. First we went to the craft store and both bought shamrocks for our front doors. I got the materials for my Pennies for Pampering Jar. It's going to be very cute! I also found a few other items for immediate use and for Easter baskets. Next we went to Cracker Barrel for lunch and to have a nice long uninterrupted chat. I always love looking at all of the cool stuff there too. I didn't buy anything there because a lot of their stuff was fairly expensive. We finished up there and headed home to wait for an out of town guest. While my hubby and our guest played around with our computer boards, I put the sparkling shamrocks on the 2 front doors and changed my garden flags to St. Patrick's Day flags. It all looks very festive even if I do say so myself. An hour later, the group of us went out to dinner. I was proud of myself and my food choices today. I think I did a good job. All of us had a great time and the day went by quickly. Tomorrow our two dogs are going to be very displeased with me because I'm going to take them to the vet for their check up. I'll probably come home afterwards and spend some quiet time with them as they wind down from the visit. I think I'll make good use of that time and write in my journal.

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CINNIEMAY 2/25/2009 7:31AM

    Sounds like you had a great day! I hope that your sister's doctor's visit was okay!

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/25/2009 12:13AM

    I can just see your puppys tomorrow. You want to cuddle? Forget it! Do you know what they did to me and where they stuck it? LOL My dog loves car rides, but one trip to the vet puts him off for a coupld of months. This visit he cuddled with Kevin in the evenings and gave me the evil eye for two days. He got his teeth cleaned.

What a perfect day! Family time and good food in moderation! Sounds so nice.

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TIMS4FISHIN 2/24/2009 11:58PM

    Sounds like you had a great day. I wished I lived closer to my brother and my sister to do things like that.
Very good on chosing the right foods. I don't think I could have done so good at Cracker Barrel. Oh, they have such good food.
Enjoy your Wednesday and give puppy dogs lots of love after their dreaded visit.

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