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"Candy-free Easter"..a success

Monday, April 05, 2010

Not a bad day...I had a small dairy queen vanilla cup...but no pie..no cake..no chocolate. I'm glad my girls are much older because it makes it easier. I have always tried to limit the junk food, and instead fill baskets with markers, crayons, books, jewelry, makeup, etc. DQ for dessert was their big request.

My nerves are still on end, although sleep is getting a little better. When the meds wear off the insomnia kicks in.

I've discovered my new snack..hard boiled egg whites. I don't miss the yolk at all. I think I'm going to experiment with alternative fillings for deviled eggs. Maybe a few yolks mixed with hummus? I think the texture is similar. Maybe some soft tofu with a bit of yellow mustard and some horseradish for flavor. That will be my experiment next week.

  
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RAINBOWFALLS 4/5/2010 6:50PM

    Great job! I had a challenge in one of my teams for no sugar. So instead of hot tea, which I need a tsp of sugar in I had Ice tea which i don't need it in. I actually made it the day. Today however, I did have my cup of hot tea.

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DDOORN 4/5/2010 6:45PM

    Join the club...did another candy-free Easter here too...DID indulge in the same as yourself, a small soft-serve cone. Bet hummus would taste just fine in those eggs! I've been having fun creating various hummus recipes from dried chickpeas...so much less expensive than buying store made or buying chickpeas in cans with BPA...yum!

Don

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JESSICALYNN0102 4/5/2010 2:25PM

    Good for you! What a great success! emoticon emoticon

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WILLOW49 4/5/2010 12:12PM

    You had a great Easter! No candy in this house either! I did make an angel food cake, but still lots left.

I think those ideas for deviled eggs might work for my family, too! Thanks for the ideas :)
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Sleep..not like a baby..yet

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

So day two of medications for insomnia and stress...

Wow..I slept last night. I didn't wake up at 2 am..or 3 am...and watch infomercials. My mind didn't race around thinking about all the things I needed to accomplish the next day. I don't remember tossing and turning. I don't remember dreaming..It was just sleep.

ahhhhhhhhh...relaxation. another good start.

  
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ANNE1123 3/31/2010 10:41AM

    Loved the title of your blog, so happy you got good sleep, just, you know babies are overrated, they don't sleep long enough and they do wake up at all hours, anyway, I hope your sleep patterns improve, thanks for the post. emoticon

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DDOORN 3/31/2010 9:42AM

    There is NOTHING quite so healing as a good night's sleep!

...or 2 or 3 or 365...! :-)

Don

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DENALYNNDRACA 3/31/2010 9:21AM

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Dr. Appt...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

So I'm talking to the student physician..and I'm spilling out all of the reasons that I am stressed out, and it really starts to hit home..OMG! There is way too much junk in my life. No wonder I can't sleep, and feel awful. No wonder I have no energy and no motivation..UGH. At least it makes sense now, and what is the AA thing..Accepting that you have a problem is the first step:? OK..I have one..I have intense stress..work..home..work...home..sigh...

  
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WILLOW49 3/30/2010 11:12AM

    Time to take steps to simplify your life, I'm thinking. Start with baby steps. You might be surprised how good it feels.

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DDOORN 3/30/2010 8:53AM

    Sounds like you need a good dose of "simple" in your life...

Don

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On schedule

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dr. appt scheduled. CHECK

Healthy food in fridge..CHECK

Ended relationship...well..not checked..yet..getting there.

Tonight is varsity letter awards night at school, so I won't be able to look at other gyms until the weekend.

It feels good to get things in order, sort of.

  
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DDOORN 3/25/2010 9:38AM

    Great to hear you're back in the groove again!

Keep the SPARK! :-)

Don

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IN2WINNING 3/25/2010 9:37AM

  Great job, way to be focused, good luck emoticon

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CLANG18 3/25/2010 9:30AM

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CUTIECAT1 3/25/2010 9:23AM

    just look at this this way, you have already accomplished half the items on your list! Have a great day! emoticon

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WILLOW49 3/25/2010 9:14AM

    You're off and running! Keep it up and soon you'll have those "checks" completed!

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Cruisin...and eatin..and eatin..and eatin a bit more.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I just got back from my first, kid-free, grown up vacation....A cruise to the Bahamas. I understand why they limit the weight of your luggage know..It is so the ship doesn't sink by day 5 when all 3000 passengers have gained about 20 lbs each.

I'm not gonna lie..the food is amazing...I had Lobster Tacos, Escargot, Mexican Crusted Tuna, goad cheese Ravioli with Porcini mushrooms, eggs benedict with smoked salmon, scallop spring rolls, and the list goes on...Not too bad you are thinking? well...yeah..ok..except for the fact that the desserts are freakin amazing.. They even have ice cream for dessert..AFTER BREAKFAST.

And..on Thursday night..the chocoholics buffet..Chocolate EVERYTHING..fountains to dip fruit in, pies, mousse, cookies, macaroons, cakes, pies, pretty much everything.

It was a great experience and I wasn't as bad as I could have been. I ate my first hamburger in over 2 years..and it smelled better than it tasted. All in all a great time and the Bahamas are just beautiful. It's time to be serious..again.

Step 1-Doctor visit. Am I depressed? I really don't know. I've had a rough 2010. Vacation renewed my spirit, but I just dont' feel motivated..Work sucks. One of my kids moved to florida...I moved..Just alot of junk.

Step 2--Time to sever the relationship that isn't going the way I want it to go. Why waste more time on an indicisive man who I have decided is too much of a "Lone Wolf".

Step 3--Back to eating healthy again. I will cook dinner at home. Lots of veggies. Lower carbs.

Step 4-Back to the gym. I think I'll switch because there is never any place to park at the one I am at. Lately..people standing in line for ellipticals..staring..I love staring.

Step 5-New hobby..I am thinking Zumba. Sounds like fun and gets me out of the house.

The great part about being single and 40 is the joy of reinventing yourself..over and over again.

L

  
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BOUDICA26 3/24/2010 11:55AM

    There was some cookies being tossed the first night because of the weather. Many people wear sea sick bracelets, and some wear little patches behind their ears to combat nausea. It really wans't bad at all after the bad weather passed.

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DDOORN 3/23/2010 10:52PM

    Wonderful to see you are BACK and RE-SPARKED!

We're going to be doing the American Heart Walk later in April and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in June. Hope you can join in the fun! :-)

Don

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WILLOW49 3/23/2010 12:55PM

    Your cruise sounds amazing! Not sure I could deal with all of that food, though...yikes!

You have some good goals set up! Now just go for it!


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SOFT_VAL67 3/23/2010 10:11AM

    is there alot of thowing up on board?? what with all the food and the sea combo??

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