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Accountability...i.e. telling on myself.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sometimes we are doing so well and can't wait to share that with everyone who will listen.

Sometimes we are just plugging along...and perhaps don't say much one way or the other.

THEN there are the times when we just make bad choices..sometimes knowingly, sometimes not.

I have had an entire weekend of bad choices. I wish it would all just go away, but that won't happen, of course.

I work as a volunteer in the traffic department at the flood relief headquarters. I get there early, yesterday around 6:30 am...and stay all day, outside in the heat. I am glad to be there doing what I am asked to do BUT ....I sure didn't make good choices yesterday.

I ate a small breakfast before I left home..so I can take meds that require food...this is way earlier than my usual breakfast time. Yesterday, I forgot to grab some fruit...but figured I could get it at the worksite.

Instead...I had breakfast again!!!eggs, fruit ok...but a waffle? emoticon I didn't need ANY of that.

Lunch...turkey and apple sandwich..I skipped the chips. Drank water. OK so far..but then was handed a cookie package...and stupidly ate it first and THEN looked at the nutrition info. I KNOW better.

Dinner...salad, summer squash, a small serving of lasagna and a serving of bread pudding....all this served as a prepackaged meal. I ate it. Bread pudding? I don't make desserts at home any more so occasionally I indulge..but remember, had already had waffle, cookies and now this! BUT it got worse....

I complimented the head of the food department on the meals for the day. Someone said something about the bread pudding and Barbara said: "Let me tell you about the bread pudding! It was made with Krispy Kreme donuts! A large quantity had been donated for breakfast and they weren't getting eaten, more were coming Sunday...so what to do with all the donuts? We took sugar and added sugar!" (It was DELICIOUS!)

YIKES! Woe is me...for being such a dope! One splurge is bad enough...but three? in one day? AND that last one!!!!

No excuses. Not even all the heat *upper 90s) and humidity can excuse my choices.

SO, now we pick up, dust off and start a new week. No way I can undo what I did to myself. I can hardly believe I ate all that, but I guess so long as it is not a practice or regular splurge, I can live through it and proceed from there.

One GOOD thing...I drank LOTS of water all day long!!!

  
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VELLAEH 6/29/2010 9:58AM

    Sorry to say this, but I would have done the same thing, somehow, if someone hands me food, I react, don't think, just eat.

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BOOKWERME 6/21/2010 3:31PM

    AH, well, hard work...not me. I just sat and melted at my station...at the exit driveway to keep folks from coming in that way and creating a traffic mess. I got up and wandered around some...mainly to keep awake...it was hot even in the shade. We were short handed..usually there are two or more at each station...and someone to talk to/with makes everything more pleasant.

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CELEST 6/21/2010 9:33AM

    LOL there is a saying that nobody feeds like our brotherhood. Even here on the quick builds, my goodness there is soooo much food. Not that it goes to waste, but still....well dear Asta, there is tomorrow and the rest of the week to fix up the mishap. Hopefully your hard work will have melted some of those donut calories.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/20/2010 11:34PM

    Oh my word! The donuts. You probably could have squeeked by with the rest. Hopefully, having to be out there in all that heat, some of the calories melted. How is the repairs coming along. I imagine it's still going to take a while to get all the Halls and Brothers homes repaired. You are really fortunate to be able to help out that way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 6/20/2010 10:37PM

    Asta that KK thing just made my TEETH hurt! lol Trust me m'dear you had 32oz of your tea AND 5 bottles of water yesterday. You should be ok. HUGs Laurie

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BEVPRESLEY 6/20/2010 10:29PM

    Oh my gosh. Krispy Cream doughnut pudding? Does it get much worse than that. Tomorrow is a new day, you can start over with new found dedication.

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What a way to start the day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

What a way to start the day!

At least I can say it hasn't been a bad day. BUT...for a while there I was wondering.

I was originally expecting to work for my daughter today. She got the work done and I wasn't needed today. OK.

Service today...had been plotting out the calls etc. I need to make. On Sat. I will be working for RBC (flood relief work) and Sunday DH is giving a talk out...so service today would be great.

THEN, last night, DH informs me his van is having transmission troubles...it needs to go in for work. Can I pick him up if he takes it in today. OK...can do.

Then, suddenly, it is time to leave. I KNOW I need gas for MY van, so take a different route. Fill the van and then the two gas tanks for mowing...and somehow manage to splash gasoline out on the ground in a big gush!!! Yikes! I finish filling the cans. Put up the hose and then in lifting the cans back into the van, manage to somehow knock off the cap and splash gas AGAIN...this time on my dress and on my shoes as well as on the ground! I notify the attendant about the spill (Grrrr$$$ wasted!) and am on my way. IT REEKS in the van.

I pick up Bruce and ask at the transmission place if they have a hose so I can at least rinse off. They have a spigot and now I am soaked..shoes and all...but at least the eau de gasoline is not so strong! PEE EWW!

I forgot my bank deposit. I forgot my canvas grocery bags. We stopped to look at area rugs...found nothing. Went to Lowes..got the few items we needed there...even got a parking spot in the shade...a good thing with all that gasoline IN the car!

Went to Sam's club...shopping with DH always means out-of the 0rdinary purchases. Then we went to lunch and finally came home.

Now all the groceries are put up. I have T-Tapped for today, worked on laundry and caught up with email etc. It is still pretty warm to get involved in projects...but the day has been productive...gasoline and all! Hope to mow this evening if it cools down enough. Heat and rain make for great grass growth...which in turn provides me with plenty of exercise!

  
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BOOKWERME 6/19/2010 9:04PM

    The gasoline sloshed all over the pavement. I put down the paper towels (that they give you to clean your windshield with) on the floor of the van to catch any drips from the gas cans. It was ME that was doused in gasoline...but I wasn't dripping all over at least.

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CINA-MINI 6/19/2010 3:08PM

    Wow! That is a day!
Do you have carpet in the van or can you just hose out the gasoline?

Cinamin

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CINA-MINI 6/19/2010 3:08PM

    Wow! That is a day!
Do you have carpet in the van or can you just hose out the gasoline?

Cinamin

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CELEST 6/19/2010 8:15AM

    As you say what a day....but you managed to make it work for you in the end. Great spirit you have going there. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/18/2010 7:30PM

    Lots of exercise and lots accomplished! You didn't let the accidents get you down and that's what counts! emoticon emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 6/18/2010 5:34PM

    Sounds productive to me! Good job!

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first cherries!

Monday, May 31, 2010


Yesterday, we got our first ever cherries from the new orchard. Bruce didn't think they were quite ripe..but I thought they were very nice! We planted an orchard after the electric company came in and decimated our trees clearing the right of way...they made a huge mess. So, we took down the damaged trees and planted an orchard of dwarf and semi-dwarf fruit trees...being sure to stay clear of the right of way!

So we just got our FIRST fruits! Yea!

  
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HONEYDRIPPER 6/9/2010 12:12PM

    Cherries YUM! We just started getting them in markets here. Although delicious I know they aren't as good as fresh picked.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/31/2010 5:15PM

    Wow, your's are way ahead of ours. Most of ours are still green with trees here and there turning red.

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CELEST 5/31/2010 3:56PM

    Wish bottling and sending them around the world wasn't sooo expensive. I'd have love to buy some Asta Cherries. Love fresh off the tree too.

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BOOKWERME 5/31/2010 3:07PM

    Our "crop" is just a handful in a small bowl so far...trees are still so little! These are mottled in color...pink and white skin. I don't know what they are supposed to look like, but they are quite edible.

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RASCALSMOMMA 5/31/2010 11:15AM

    "And they will plant vineyards and eat their fruitage"! Congratulations! The only cherries that I really like are white. Grace got me to try em the last year I was in Janesville during farmers market. Loved em! Glad you have your crop! Hugs and thanks emoticon Laurie

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LBP1961 5/31/2010 8:28AM

    Lucky you. Our birds are eating all of the cherries even if they are not ripe yet. Too late to put a protective mesh.
And congrats in being so proactive for mother Earth. emoticon

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Still off! Wow.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I have struggled with this weight loss process and blood sugars all along. Gained weight after losing only three pounds..then took all that excess back off.

I recently posted that I had finally broken the plateau and knocked off two more pounds. I admit, though, I was not so sure it was REALLY off. To my surprise and delight it IS still off...and nudging the next one! emoticon

  
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BARETREES130 5/13/2010 9:29AM

    YAY! You're doing something right! If you can get your metabolism running good it'll keep on working to your benefit. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/13/2010 12:32AM

    emoticonIt's always nice to see it going down even if it takes it's gay old time about it!

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BOOKWERME 5/12/2010 4:18PM

    AWWW...aren't you sweet to say so!

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CELEST 5/12/2010 2:04PM

    How absolutely fabulous. Just love it when your pounds are not friends and knock each other out lol. Keep going, you are looking younger than when I first met you.

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Shopping in my closet

Thursday, May 06, 2010

I have recently noticed the change in how some of my clothing feels. Yesterday, the scale finally registered a break in a long standing plateau. As I make the seasonal clothing changes, I decided to try on some of the clothing hanging in my closet...some still bearing pricetags! I was delighted to find some things FIT this year. Some are close to fitting, but I won't wear them in public even though I can get them on.

It was fun seeing some of the nice things I have waiting in "store" for me...and it shouldn't take too many more pounds to complete the size change. On top of all that, it is good incentive for me to keep things going!

Wonder if I can get into that RED DRESS by my Anniversary! emoticon

  
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JENN154 5/23/2010 9:00AM

    That is awesome!!! It is fun to find out you have lost enough to wear a smaller size! Great job!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/6/2010 1:52PM

    Love it! emoticon emoticon Mnay of what I have been wearing are baggy and need to find a new home. Isn't it emoticon to see a difference?

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