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To-Do List? 100% DONE!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Of course, I wasn't feeling well, so all I had on my list was sleep, read and eat! LOL! But, I did all of those things! I took two short naps, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. I've read almost half of my newest book and I stayed in range on 7 of the 8 nutrients I track!

Overall, a very good day. The only thing that casts a pall over the day is the fact that I'm heading back to work tomorrow! LOL! emoticon

One more dose of meds and then off to bed early. Night all!

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SEASHELL78 10/14/2009 8:27AM

    Those are very important things when you're not feeling well! Food especially because it's easy to not get enough, or way to much comfort junk. emoticon

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PINK-LADYBUG 10/13/2009 11:33PM

    Sounds like my kind of to-do list, and definitely my kind of day! Hope you're feeling better tomorrow, even though you'll be at work.

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Oh, no you don't! I'm the healthy one, dang it!

Monday, October 12, 2009

When I went to bed last night, I had a little bit of a cough. Not much and I slept pretty much through the night. This morning, I got up, got ready for work and even packed my gym bag. It turned out that I didn't use my gym bag...for two reasons. One, I had meetings scheduled too close together ALL day to be able to get out to the gym

The second reason is that my cough started getting worse. And, I started feeling a little light-headed. I checked the symptoms for the flu (cough, cold, chills (what's the difference btn cold and chills?), fatigue, body aches, runny nose). I have...a cough. A bone shaking, knee-deep cough (that's when you can feel the cough all the way to your knees!). But, it's enough. I told my boss that I was going to take tomorrow off to feel better. He told me to go home...NOW!!

So, here's the thing. I'm the one in my family that eats the most fruits and veggies. I'm the one who drinks water. I'm the one who exercises consistently. Why am I the one who's sick?? Not fair! Although, DH made a comment that since I don't feel well, he's not feeling well either. I piped up immediately and said "Nuh uh! I'm the sick one! You're taking care of me!" LOL!

I've got some Thera Flu (NASTY!) and it seems to be helping. My big plans for tomorrow are to move from my bed to the couch. Once there, I will sleep, read, watch TV and sleep some more...not necessarily in that order!

I'll be better by this time tomorrow. I will win this fight!!!

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RWETHAIRYET 10/13/2009 2:01PM

    oh, yuck!!! Not fair at all!!!
Hope you feel better quickly!!

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BKNOCK 10/13/2009 10:35AM

    I hope that you feel better soon!

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KATVHALE 10/13/2009 10:00AM

  Try using Zicam! When I feel the symptoms of a cold coming on, I immediately get out the Zicam and squeeze it up my nose for a couple of days and it really does help! It will either stop the onset or I won't get the cold for very long... I am not sure if it is too late for you now to use it but give it a try!


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FELICIASMILES 10/13/2009 9:49AM

    I hope you feel better soon.

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SUPREME5 10/13/2009 1:06AM

    i know you will win get better soon

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FRESHSTART028 10/12/2009 11:52PM

    I hope your feeling well soon.


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Johnny Carino's and still in range!

Monday, October 12, 2009

About two weeks ago, DH, son and I went to JC's for dinner. I had the bowtie pasta (which is delish!) and only ate half. I also ate the roasted garlic soup and a loaf of bread. Overall, that dinner cost me 1500 calories! emoticon

Tonight, DH was craving Skilletini, so we went back. emoticon But, it turns out that you can teach an old dog new tricks! I had the angel hair iwth capers and artichokes (remind me to ask for no capers next time!), the house salad with dressing on the side and only one third of a loaf of bread. That meal cost me only 600 calories. Less than half! And, if it weren't for my late night snack of cookie and peanut butter, I would have been in calorie range today. Amazing, huh? Who'd a thunk it? LOL!

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FEELINGDUCKY 10/14/2009 1:07PM

    Carinos is one of my favorite restaurants! Ah sweet memories.

I haven't been since I've been trying to lose weight so it is great to see that it can be done.

Sadly, I eat my weight in bread every time I to work on that!

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AWYEAGLE 10/12/2009 12:41PM

    Reading about the 1st meal made we want to go out and have it for lunch until I saw the calories - ugh. But way to go on the next meal! This is why I so love the food tracker.

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GEEMAWEST 10/12/2009 11:14AM

    Way to go, Barb!

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KATVHALE 10/12/2009 9:28AM

  emoticon This spark stuff sticks with ya, huh?? Keep up the good work and stay focused...


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Football and dancing

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Today was the second to last game for my son's football team. We got there at 11:00, as directed by the coach. The coach didn't get there until almost 11:30, but we were there! Freezing...I really like football and I really like watching. I just wish football weather was a little warmer!

Every game, we've been making a banner for the boys to run through. BTW, I use the pronoun "we" loosely. By "we" I mean the other moms make it and I watch. I did hold a corner down once! LOL! Anyway, the banner today had each of the boys' name on it. The mom who made it took the time to make it really nice. The boys didn't destroy it when they ran through, so we might use it again next game.

Daughter has another dance tonight that she just HAD to go to! I took her and two of her friends to the dance at 7:00 and I have to go back at 10:00 to pick them up. Part of me just wants to go to bed. Oh well, that's what I get for being the nice mom and letting her go. She mentioned something about there being a dance every Saturday between now and Halloween! I don't think she can afford to go to that many dances. Maybe the Halloween one and that's it! She won't agree, but she's a teen. That means I win! LOL!

Getting close to time to get the dancing queen. Later all!

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NORCALTOPAZ 10/10/2009 11:58PM

    Do I hear ABBA in the background? LOL

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S.O. F.A.R.

Friday, October 09, 2009

I read...a lot. I have three magazines that I read every issue, front to back. They are Woman's World, Self and O The Magazine. Since I don't have a lot of time, I am a little behind on all of the issues. I just started the May (or maybe it's April) issue of the O. One of the articles is by Martha Beck and she talks about the concept of SO FAR. The idea is that a healthy, happy person will naturally weigh less because their body is not creating stress hormones and we are not fighting our inner "beast" about food. It's much more involved and explains it much better than I do. Here's a link.

So, what about the SO FAR thing, you ask.

S - Stop. Stop and feel the emotion. Recognize the thoughts.
O - Open. Open yourself up to feel. Also, open your muscles so you can relax.
F - Forgive. Forgive yourself for thinking the negative thoughts, for not being perfect.
A - Accept. Accept yourself for who you are now and how you are now.
R - Renew. Renew your commitment to yourself, your eating plan, your health.

I'm trying it. I'll let you know how it goes!

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SUPREME5 10/10/2009 12:45PM

    i to will print this out

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    SO FAR,

So far I've thought about being lighter and it worked for me almost instantly. I was thinking of a way to lose some massive weight and decided to put my shoes on the scale. Usually I don't weigh WITH shoes, but with the new change, I'm much lighter, just weighed the shoes, LMAO

SO FAR, actually sounds good, you know me, got to find a way to twist even the serious stuff.

Have a great weekend and good luck with your new concept. Keep us posted!

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JUNIAATROME 10/10/2009 1:04AM

    Ok. will try try that too.

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GEEMAWEST 10/10/2009 12:03AM

    WOW, that's deep. It also make perfect sense. I am going to print the article so I can have it around. Thanks for sharing.

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