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Eating and Exercise!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Unfortunately, the past 4 days have been eating and not much exercising. We are hosting my SIL and BIL (DH's younger sister and husband who have been hosting DD while she studied for the bar exam.). We met them at the Amana colonies and I did have a piece of pie (5 berry no sugar, delicious). Thursday we spent morning and evening at state fair. Breakfast was a egg, sausage and cheese biscuit ( over 500 calories). Lunch at home I could control and supper out was at our favorite Mexican place with grilled meat and veggies. Friday included supper at a bar with hot sausage sandwiches... I had a chef salad with grilled chicken, but didn't resist the corn nuggets (sweet corn in batter deep fat fried.) Today was the Corn Fest... I only had one ear and tried to be very sparing with the butter.
Exercise has suffered. I can't figure out how to be a good hostess and go to the mall for a walk or to the studio for yoga or disappear to another room to exercise to one of my DVDs. Any ideas how to be polite and get in activity. (I did get in plenty of walking on State Fair day.!)

  
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SCREWIE 8/15/2010 4:15PM

    That egg, sausage and cheese biscuit sounds yummy, although I can't figure out what it might be like exactly. Is it a bit like a sandwich?

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 8/14/2010 7:50PM

    Just be courteous and explain that you are going to go on a walk and see if anyone would like to join...I know you're looking to do yoga or a DVD, but it'd be harder to include people in those activities. My other suggestion is to get up early and do them while everyone's likely to be asleep still.
Hope it helps! :) Good luck!

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Clean Kitchen

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's amazing what you find when you decide to really clean the kitchen and move everything on the counters.... dried garlic cloves, dried herbs that were fresh at one time and other delectable morsels. Actually I love having clean counters, clean floors and most of all a clean refrigerator. Had to throw away less than usual, partially because I am not buying stuff that I only eat a little of and then forget. I am buying more fruits and vegetables in reasonable quantities. We have also joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) which provides fresh, organic vegetables and fruits as they come in season. Just finished a tomato that actually had taste. Had raspberries earlier this summer and will have apples in September. Also tried kohlrabi for the first time.

  
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ONEGREATCAT 8/10/2010 9:11PM

    I am now shopping about twice a week because I'm buying more fresh foods and NEED the room in my refrigerator. Buying less and less of the CANNED and PACKAGED stuff. Now I'm not having to clean out my refrigerator as often either. I really hadn't thought about WHY I was going twice to the store until your blog. Good thoughts and thanks!

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MACKEYW 8/10/2010 8:59PM

    WTG. I too after making this lifestyle change now buy only food that I can eat within two days so I find less to throw out. it feels great!

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A Clean Room is an Inspiration

Sunday, August 08, 2010

I finally was able to get my living room furniture moved and do a thorough vacuuming. Didn't find anything exciting except lots of dust bunnies. After polishing the furniture and dusting all the surfaces, I am sitting in relaxed mood watching Masterpiece Theater in a lovely clean room, feeling absolutely wonderful.

  
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MESEATURTLE 8/14/2010 10:26PM

    just getting off this computer and cleaning my living room as it has been bothering me...thanxxxxxxxxxxx

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LESLIEJEAN43 8/9/2010 2:25PM

    How wonderful to have a truly clean space to sit and relax in! I still have various piles of clutter that I need to deal with, and my floor would be a lot cleaner if I could teach my cat not to shed...
Hugs, Leslie

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/9/2010 2:53AM

    Sounds very nice!!!!! LOL...Don't you wish it could just STAY that clean and shiny!!! Well...maybe not because then it wouldn't have that 'lived in' look. I will rephrase..."Don't you wish it could just STAY that clean and shiny at least for a few days?" Have a GREAT week!

HUGS
Pam

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What friends are for

Saturday, August 07, 2010

I just returned home from a 2 hour lunch with my three best friends.... the women my DD calls the Four Moms. We have daughters ranging in age from late 40's to mid 20's. We obviously have known each other a long time. We all have been or are teachers. We are as different as can be in so many ways and that is the very strength of our friendship. We have found in each other the listening ear, the caring heart, the comforting hug and the joy of laughing so hard that the kitchen staff at the restaurant wanted to know what was so funny. And, of course, you know it was one of the conversations that led the hilarity that was impossible to explain. I am sitting here just glowing in the warmth of friends. I wish each of you friends like mine.

  
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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/9/2010 2:55AM

    It sounds like you have a very special relationship with your friends. Girlfriends are GREAT!

HUGS
Pam

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LOSETHEWTIN08 8/8/2010 5:26PM

    When I was in my twenty's I had wonderful girlfriends like you have. But I'm ashamed to say I have let my career take center stage and now only have acquaintance's. I miss having girlfriends.

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SHANTISHANTI 8/8/2010 5:10PM

    Isn't it awesome when we make the time to "smell the roses". You are so lucky to have these women close to you, so you can laugh together and cry together. Girlfriends are the best!!!

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SHANTISHANTI 8/8/2010 5:10PM

    Isn't it awesome when we make the time to "smell the roses". You are so lucky to have these women close to you, so you can laugh together and cry together. Girlfriends are the best!!!

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SHANTISHANTI 8/8/2010 5:09PM

    Isn't it awesome when we make the time to "smell the roses". You are so lucky to have these women close to you, so you can laugh together and cry together. Girlfriends are the best!!!

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RELLARALF 8/8/2010 7:35AM

    emoticonKeep glowing in that warmth.

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 8/7/2010 6:26PM

    It's the deeep friendships that help sustain us.

Laurie

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LESLIEJEAN43 8/7/2010 4:47PM

    How wonderful that you are able to get together with your friends! I have good friends like that, but they are scattered far and wide, so we can't just get together for lunch. It sounds as if you had a great time!
Hugs, Leslie

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IAFARMERWIFE 8/7/2010 4:20PM

    You are very lucky to have such wonderful friends! emoticon

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Good news always makes me feel better

Friday, August 06, 2010

I have been suffering from immense fatigue the last 2-3 weeks. I made an appointment for a check-up with my doctor and also mentions it to my therapist. Since all my tests came out normal, the consensus was a problem with my meds. I have decreased (at psych's suggeston) my anti-anxiety meds by 40%. It should take a couple days to make sure. However, in 24 hours I am already feeling better. I want to take a little nap, but I don't feel totally listless. The good news about my physical health helps, I think.

  


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