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Got it done!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Busy Saturday for me. Work out, took the dog for shots, started laundry, finished my book, Pampered Chef party, shuttled kids to and from friends and watched my game (Boise State did some whoopin' on U of Idaho!). The best part is...I got a nap in too!!! Yippee for me!

Off to make dinner and scan some photos. Later taters!

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PINK-LADYBUG 11/16/2009 2:06AM

    Well, you know what part of that caught MY attention... Congrats on the nap! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYLIVIN81 11/15/2009 12:20AM

    Wow sound like you got so much done today. You give me motivationn to get what I need to get done tomorrow so I can be prepared for the week.

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GEEMAWEST 11/14/2009 8:58PM

    Good for you. Today I worked and now just being lazy in front of the TV. Tomorrow will be my "get things done day". I love Pampered Chef, hope your party was successful. My team doesn't play until 7:00 (Pacific Time). Go Ducks!

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Tired of conversations...

Friday, November 13, 2009

revolving around shopping and GF eating/woes! My MIL is in town and that seems to be the only two things she wants to talk to me about. Every time she is here, she has "gotten into" some gluten somewhere and feels terrible. I feel for her, I really do. It's when she projects her symptoms onto my son (who is feeling fine!) that I get irritated. He can look at gluten and be okay. Apparently, she can't. emoticon

Okay...enough griping. Saw the nutritionist. The doc who referred me put in his notes that he (the doc) placed my son on a GF diet.'s been on one for two years. Because of the miscommunication, the nutritionist prepared differently than she would have if she had realized he was properly diagnosed. The good thing is that she was able to adjust and I got some ideas on how to make my son feel better. I'm going to keep my own timeline, just in case we need it.

All right. My son is bugging me for the computer. Better finish up so he can play! Nite all!

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BKNOCK 11/14/2009 8:36AM

    I think you are doing a great job with your son but how can you torture him not letting him on the comuputer? LOL! Have a great weekend.

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GEEMAWEST 11/13/2009 11:52PM

    Don't you just love MIL's? I believe that as a mother you know what is best for your son. Stick to your guns. And now let your son have the darn computer. LOL

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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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