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Maintenance and Nutritionist

Thursday, November 12, 2009

No...they're not related. They are just the things on my mind.

Yesterday I logged onto Spark People to say hi to all my friends and what did I find? A site under construction! emoticon I understand that the wonderful folks who run this site need time to maintain, update, etc. the site. I just wish they would give us notice beforehand. I had a streak of logging fitness minutes, food and spinning the wheel every day for OVER a YEAR!! That is now gone. emoticon Oh well...I started a new streak today! LOL!

Tomorrow I am meeting with a nutritionist to discuss my son and his need for a gluten-free diet. We've been doing this for about two years, but it will be good to talk to an expert. My son's stomach has been hurting off and on. Maybe we have not eliminated all of the gluten. The nutritionist can maybe help point out some areas I've missed. Wish me luck!

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KERRYMONIQUE 11/13/2009 8:03AM

    A new streak and a new challenge to beat the old record!

Good luck with the nutriontist - hopefully they can help the tummy aches.


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BKNOCK 11/13/2009 6:33AM

    Good luck with the Dr. I hope and pray that he can give you some more wisdom.

Yeah, I was on trying to beat the clock because one of my teams told me that it was going down!

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SHARE1951 11/12/2009 11:56PM

    good luck to you and your son tomorrow hope they help a lot, let us know how it goes ,share emoticon

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Does stress mean I should eat myself into a sugar coma or...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

go to the gym to beat something up and get my aggressions out? In a perfect world, I would be kicking somethings butt right now. But, I do not live in a perfect world. I left work a full hour late because I was spending time in the office of the boss' boss answering questions. Luckily I knew the anwers and I'm not in trouble. Just answering questions ain't fun! LOL!

Came home and DH decided that spaghetti didn't sound good, so we had Chinese. Yummy Chinese, but not healthy Chinese. So...I compromised. I ate, but did not overdose on sugar. And, I am getting up in the morning to workout. I figure if I say it enough and tell enough people, I will actually do it! LOL! Mornings and I do not get along. LOL!

With in-laws coming in two days and late days scheduled all week, I'll need to keep my focus to eat healthy and exercise. Wish me luck!

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BKNOCK 11/12/2009 8:12AM

    Good luck! I know the feeling, yesterday I had lunch out and then dinner out with a friend but I thought I was choosing healthy until I looked up the dish I had online. Wow, 1200 calories for the entire thing. Luckily I only ate 1/2 but still!

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CARLANNIE 11/11/2009 9:07AM

    Just checking in to see you were able to get your morning exercise in? Nudge, nudge.

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GF Pumpkin cake and my family adores me...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Who knew it could be so simple? LOL! So, for those of you who don't know, my son has celiac. That means he cannot have anything with gluten in it. The common sources of gluten are wheat, barley and rye, but that is not an all-inclusive list. I believe the DH has it as well, but I cannot control his diet as well as I can my son's. He's an adult and makes his own choices.

Anyway, two weeks ago, when son and I went to the Gluten Free (GF) store, they had samples of pumpkin cake/cupcakes. They were SOOOO good! So, this week, we picked up one bag of the mix. Today, I mixed it up with pumpkin, oil and eggs. Not all that healthy, but it was DELISH!! It made two 9-inch round cakes and I frosted them with some frosting from a can. They were soooo rich that I almost couldn't finish my piece of cake (but only almost! LOL!). The whole family had a second piece for dessert (except me). That means there is one whole cake and one piece left. I suggested that I should take the whole cake to work tomorrow. In unison, and very loudly, my family nixed that idea! emoticon emoticon I guess that means they liked it!

So, next time I go back, I'm getting a couple of those mixes. I'm definitely serving it for Thanksgiving. Next time, though, I'll make the cream cheese frosting. Much better that way.

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BCGIRL74 11/9/2009 2:34PM
Here's a link to a blog with a lot of yummy gluten free recipes! emoticon

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KATVHALE 11/9/2009 11:24AM

    I also purchase Gluten Free cake mixes at our local health food market because DH is a diabetic and I found that GF stuff does not affect his sugar levels! I bought the GF Chocoltate Cake Mix and I made the Fat-Free Cream Cheese Frosting that you can find in the recipe section here on SP. This is now a regular part of our diet! It is really good and low cal and low fat. I recenlty purchased the GF Chocolate Pound Cake but I haven't made it yet....

You can find a lot of good, healthy stuff at Natural Food Markets; items can be pricey but when you are dealing with bad health, paying more sometimes is well-worth it!


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BKNOCK 11/9/2009 6:32AM

    Sounds delicious! I am glad that your family liked it!

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Girlie shopping is HORRIBLE for little boys!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Took my kids with me today for all of my errands (yeah, that's always fun!). Library, gas, ShopKo, GF Store and WinCo. ShopKo (in case you don't have one near) is a Wal-Mart type store, without the groceries and with nicer stuff and people. Took they boy there for bullets (nerf!) and the girl for a couple of shirts. Took the boy about 30 seconds to get two packages of bullets. Took the girl a tad longer...okay a LOT longer. Almost 45 minutes.

Imagine you're a 10-year old boy, stuck in the women's section of a store, for 45 minutes. Nothing to play with. Mean ol' Mama won't let you wander to the toy section to "just look" and sister is taking FOREVER! He actually behaved himself really well and only whined the last few minutes. But, by then, I was whining too! LOL!

Glad to be home. Oh, we did pick up the pumpkin cake mix stuff the we sampled last week at the GF store. Planning to make that and apple crisp tomorrow. Yummy!

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BKNOCK 11/7/2009 10:38PM

    sounds like a fun day! The dessert sounds better though.

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Lowest pay grade = most action items

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Man, what a fun (read NOT FUN) couple of days at work. My department is responsible for packaging silicon to make computer chips for various applications...from cell phones to servers. We work with other areas to communicate when certain packages will be ready for customers.

Somehow, a major customer was told we would be ready to go by the end of this year. We won't actually be ready until February...and that's pushing it!! Because of the miscommunication, there was a flurry of meetings the last couple of days, some of which I was not included in. However, for the ones I did attend, I was the low man on the totem pole (read "least pay") and the one with the most information on the project. At the end of today's flurries, there was a long list of action items. All mine. emoticon

I guess that means that they need me and plan to keep me employed for awhile longer, right? I'm actually okay with the action items. For one thing, since it's my project, I should be the one handling these items. For another, I like digging in and getting things done. And since I'm the one doing them, I'll know they are done right! LOL!

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GLOBALKEEWEE 11/10/2009 6:43PM

    This is why I decided to ditch being a Mechanical Engineer and get my I could dish out the actions!
(Didn't work.)

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BKNOCK 11/7/2009 9:01PM

    Hang in there, you can do it! Job Security is a wonderful thing right now.

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PINK-LADYBUG 11/7/2009 7:37PM

    “Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did.”

George Carlin gets credit for saying it...

Many, many bosses get credit for living it...

emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 11/7/2009 7:38:21 PM

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DOINFINE 11/7/2009 3:39PM

    He is the Potter and we are the clay. I learned that lesson the hard way, being the low man on the totem pole myself. I just did my best and thanked God for job security! Hope things turn out better than expected for you! Work hard and leave the results to God!

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GEEMAWEST 11/7/2009 12:33AM

    Low man on the totem pole always does the most work, gets paid the least and is the most valuable.

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