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Bloated and cramps type of day

Monday, July 02, 2012


I'm so bloated today plus I'm having cramps. I'm surprised that I haven't gained any weight today with me being bloated. I took something for both a little over 2 hours ago.

Dad got to talk to my oldest niece Melinda last night but not me. He didn't even ask if I wanted to say happy birthday to her.

Another warm day today. It's 79 degrees right now but it's going to be up to 96 degrees today and tomorrow 98 degrees. It's going to take a toll on me since I'm on my T.O.M today. There is a good chance it's going to be really heavy.

When I felt guilty and depressed last night are gone now. I guess that I just needed a good night sleep.

The zinc is still helping me with my metablism and its helping with my food intake. I have a lot of energy and I stay fuller longer than I usually do. Both lunch and dinner yesterday I felt like I overate when they weren't big meals. I almost thought that I was going to get sick afterwards. That's how full i was from those two meals. I mut of done something right when I decided to take zinc.

I haven't had to take antiacids today. I'm usually having ot take a dose or two in the mornings especially when my T.O.M starts.

I'm hoping to lose some weight this month. I've been stuck at 199 pounds since about Memoria Day. So I'm a little frustrated tha I haven't gotten past 199 pounds yet.


Its been a long day. Had a few errands to run in Galesburg, IL, today amore tomorrow. Spent most of my afternoon working on my knitted leftover yarn afghan since I'm getting close in being done.

The reason why my T.O.M was so heavy yesterday while we were at Target is because I was moving alot when we were there and I was drinking regular coffee. I usually drink decaf in the afternoon. That's one was being made. My T.O.M wasn't too bad on the flow today but the cramps were my problem. Plus my T.O.M is making me hot and sweaty even though the AC is on and the fans are running. Must be hormones causing me to feel this way. Have a similar problem in the winter but I'm freezing even withlong sleeves on.


I'm in the middle of trying to figure out how to rearrange my room. But it needs to be cleaned out first because its messy but not to where I can't get into it. I can exercise in it but not all of them. I'm hoping to have a day soon to do it. I may not do it all in one day but at least I can get it started. And I want to put a stationary bike in there.

It's almost 9:30pm and the temperature is 80 degrees. But the house is feeling a bit cooler. I'm still a little warm due to my T.O.M being around.

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GOPINTOS 7/3/2012 2:55PM

    Hope your day is going well!

Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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Looks like another stormy day

Sunday, July 01, 2012


It's starting to look stormy outside. According to the Weather Channel Desktop we are having rain and it's 79 degrees. But if it rains in an hour, I'll be in a vehicle. Dad got up a while ago.

I'm glad that I'm not walking to church. I started my T.O.M todaday and I'm bloated and I'm having cramps. And I get really hungry on it too. And when I eat a lot, somehow it doesn't seem to affect my weight.

Almsot thought that I was going to get wet on the 2nd walk with the dog. it was sprinkling when the dog and I started walking but it quit before we got back home.

Today is my oldes niece Melinda's 20th birthday. I sent a text message to my sister-in-law (Melinda's mom) to see if they aren't going to be at a Minnesota Twins game to work at today. Haven't heard back yet. I hope that we can talk later.

The temperature went down 3 degrees. It was at 79 degrees to 76 degrees.


What a day. It never rained today. It kind of did but notheing came out of it to bother. When we were at Target, my T.O.M got really heavy. And I do mean heavy.


Called my niece over an hour ago but she never called back. Dad did the same thing and no response. I decided to turn off the cell phone for the night. I'm not going to keep it on for her to call back in the middle of the night.

Some friends of ours got ot go over to where the American Pickers are from and got to meet someone from the show. Danielle. My dad and I went over there a year ago last month and she wasn't there. Neither was Frank and Mike. They were in Tennessee.

I've been feel a little depressed here lately. IT's small things but it'll take me a while to write them all down. I think that one is my plateau and the other is my T.O.M being around. I am ready for one to go and one to be lower in numbers. Just wish that I had someone else to talk to (besides dad) because there are some t hings that I need get get out that would make one of my blogs a very long one. And I do mean a really long one. It would take me forever to write it and for someone to read it.

This depression came out of the blue. I was feeling fine this morning but started feeling depressed a while ago. Or I could be feeling guilty about something. Only thing is that I have no idea what the thing is to feel guilty about.

Even though the weather has been warm, I have been working on my knitted leftover yarn afgahn. I'm trying to get it done so if my dad and I go to Minnesota later on this summer or later on this year.

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LOSER05 7/2/2012 10:25AM


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    Sorry to hear that you were feeling down yesterday. Could it have been the weather? I always seem more down & mellow when it's rainy outside. Hopefully TOM will leave quickly and you can get back to "normal".

Feel free to email me anytime you need to talk. I'm a great listener and advice giver! :)

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Fighting a headache in the morning but fine now

Saturday, June 30, 2012


Was fighting headaches this morning and some in the afternoon but I'm fine now. Must be the change in the weather.

We had rain sometime last night and this afternoon we went to Galesburg,IL, and ran into rain. Got to Target and we were inside when 3 or 4 downpours came. You didn't want to leave the building or your car because of all the rain. It was almost 2pm before we even left Target. We needed that rain. But it didn't get to 95 degrees. It didn't even get out of the 80s today because of the rain. Tomorrow is suppose to be 95 and rain. I think that we are going to have a repeat of today tomorrow.

Had a grilled cheese for supper tonight but couldn't eat it all. Why? The outside was burned. The cheese and tomatoes (I get the tomatoes put on) were perfect but the bread was burned. It may not look like it but it was burned. It was nasty. I only ate half of the sandwich. My dad asked me if I was going to eat the rest of my sandwich and I told him no and the reason why. He understood.

I'm hoping that dad gets up early enough to go to church in the morning. I don't mind walking to church but not when there is a chance of rain tomorrow and I don't want to make it 2 Sundays in a row in walking in the rain even though I have an umbrella.

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GOPINTOS 7/1/2012 9:46PM

    Hope your day went well!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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MOM2ACAT 7/1/2012 3:52PM

    I get headaches too when the weather changes, glad you are feeling better.

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Another sizzling day

Friday, June 29, 2012


It's hot out already and not even close to 9am. It's been 80 degrees for at least half an hour now. I decided to do the 2nd walk with the dog early.

I must be getting close to my T.O.M because I'm bloated and I'm starting to get my cramps. That's the reason behind my upset stomachs.

It's too early to see if the zinc will work on my weight. But it does help with my metabolism. I didn't get sleepy until after 11pm.


It seems hotter outside than it was when I took the dog for her walks this morning. The temperature that I saw earlier was for Peoria, Il, not Avon, IL. I will see here in a bit when the Weather Channel Desktop pops up on my computer. it has to be in the mid 80s. Actually I'm right. 85 degrees. It's going to be close to 100 degrees again today. I'm glad that we got central air and a vehicle that has air conditioning.

I cannot believe that in 2 days my oldest niece Melinda will be 20 years old. She's a woman now. Just wish that I was near her to celebrate her birthday. She was a year old when I celebrated her birthday with her. That wa in 1993. No, it wasn't. It was in 1996 when she turned 4 years old. They came down to visit.


What a day. We had several errands to do in Galesburg, IL, today and we got them done in about 2 hours. It got up to 98 degrees today. It's 83 degrees now.

I was going to do a workout DVD this afternoon but it was too hot to even think about doing that.


It's 81 degrees outside, we have the AC and fans going, and I'm sweating. I have showered and have my new pjs on and I'm sweating like I did a workout DVD.

We saw some baby raccoons on the side of the road (still alive) on the way home from supper tonight. Made me think of the one my late mom had when she was younger. Martin Luther Coon. She would tell stories about that raccoon. Espeically the one that Martin (or Marty) would pull the curlers out of my mom's hair without pulling the pins first. My mom didn't have Marty when she married my dad. Does anyone have those kinds of stories from their parents?


It's down to 78 degrees now. It sounds like there is storms outside. So we might be getting some rain tonight. Hope so.

Got myself a new backpack to carry some of my stuff in today. Got it for at least half price. I got it at Target. It was originally $9.99 but got it for $4.98. It looks nice and at least everything works on it.

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GOPINTOS 6/30/2012 8:06AM

    Hope you got some rain and cooled things off a bit!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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1st day on zinc

Thursday, June 28, 2012


I'm on my first day of zinc. I saw on Dr. Oz last week when he was talking about boosting metabolism. One that he talking about was taking zinc. And I think that he said that it helps with not eating as much food. It's too early to tell yet. I'm taking a 5mg pill and there's 100 pills to the bottle. I'm taking them one a day. I will let everyone know how it works.

I'm really belching this morning. My stomach is empty. Plus I had to take some antiacids this morning for an upset stomach.

Here it is almost 9:30am and it's 86 degrees outside. And we're suppose to be over 100 degrees today with a heat index higher than that. I think 110 degrees is what they're calling for for the heat index. Looks like we may have rain and storms tomorrow. And it's going to be 95 degrees. And we will be in the 90s for a while. This hot weather I'm going to walk the dog in the early morning like I have been.


It's almost noon and it's already 94 degrees. I hate to see what the heat index is right about now. My dog wanted to go around the house but I told her no. It's too hot to do that.


We never left town today. Mainly because of the heat. According to the computer, it's 99 degrees. I haven't been out of the house for a while and I'm not going to until we get supper. And I'm on my 2nd 2L bottle of water.

Well, the zinc is helping some. But I need to give it more time. I'm not as tired as I'm usually a this time so my metabolism must be up. And I'm not as hungry as I'm usually at about now. I'm hungry but I don't want a snack.

I did a workout DVD this afternoon. I may do another one after supper. It will depend on when and where we go. Plus when we get home.


We left town for supper and I did a workout DVD. And I'm still full of energy and still full from supper.

The temperature went as far as 99 degrees. I'm glad that I took the dog for 2 walks this morning. I hope that it doesn't rain in the morning so I can take her f or walks. There is a chance of rain coming.


Well, the temperature is down to 88 degrees. That is sounding so much better than 99 degrees from earlier.

I'm starting to get tired but not to where I need to go to bed just yet. I'm still have my metabolism boost going, but it's starting to wear off.

Besides my metabolism still being high, I'm not hungry long after a meal. I'm usually hungry an hour or two but I'm not now. Sometimes if I exercise after I eat (before the zinc) I'm usually really hungry to have a lot of food. Not now since taking zinc. I'm glad that I listened to that episode of Dr. Oz about metabolism. I think that if you need more of a metabolism boost, try zinc. Target has it in their brand in 50mg pills, 100 pills, for $3.69. I'm not regretting in deciding in taking zinc.

My grandniece Katelynn is 7 weeks old today. It doesn't seem possible that she's that old already. It seems like only yesterday that she was born.

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BELASARIA 6/29/2012 9:21AM

    I've been considering adding zinc as a supplement along with the other vitamins. However, I have to take mine in the evenings because I get massive indigestion if I take them in the AM, regardless of what kind of breakfast I have.

Thanks so much for the info!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 6/29/2012 8:12AM

  I am glad I read your blog about taking zinc. You have helped me out with your remarks and I thank you

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