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What was the best thing you ate today?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Something like that is the title of one of the threads in one of my teams. Today, I started to post what my favorite bite of food was today. But...I couldn't think of anything that was my favorite. emoticon

How wrong is that? How incredibly mindless did I have to be today to not really enjoy or savor ANYTHING I ate today? I ate a lot and even had some cookies. I do remember eating lunch and NOT enjoying it. There was nothing wrong with it (chicken and brocolli) and I liked it enough to pack it for lunch. BUT, I've had chicken for the last four days straight, twice a day for two of those days. I was sick of chicken!!

Tomorrow, I'm going to do two things. One - have no more than one serving of any one food (except veggies). Juniaatrome's idea, thank you!! Second, I'm going to pay attention to what I eat. I'm going to have something to post on that thread, dang it!!

  
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RWETHAIRYET 5/21/2010 10:53PM

    Hmmm, well it was rush to the grocery store after work, grab next weeks groceries, spend tons of money and then be so tired and not willing to think about cooking so I stop at the pizza place on my 15 mile trip back home from the grocery store night. And it was good...but I ate too much, haha.

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TYLARDERDIN 5/21/2010 4:27PM

    Lean sirloin, tilapia, shrimp, turkey cutlets, beans and rice, tofu stirfry!! I could go on and on but I won't. I also make sure to change the flavours of the chicken breast. Sometimes I do just plain, some with poultry seasoning, some cajun spiced, some asian spiced, some caribbean jerk spice. I do my best to make sure things are as changed up as possible. I also try my best to make sure that I am "mindful" of everything I eat. I try to focus on the flavours and textures I am eating. It has really helped me the more I do that.

Trust the process. Do right, things go right.
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STEELERCRAZY 5/21/2010 1:40PM

    You're gonna sprout some feathers if you keep that chicken binge up, LOL! Sounds like a plan and if anyone can pull it off, you can.

The most favorite thing I had to eat YESTERDAY was my sister's macaroni salad. She makes it with Splenda and it's the BEST!!! Today my favorite thing was vegetable pizza. My LEAST favorite thing to eat today was the beetle that flew in my mouth upon opening the window in the kitchen. I really HATE that when it happens....

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LMB-ESQ 5/21/2010 9:09AM

    Ugh... I hear you about being sick of chicken and broccoli. I always liked broccoli, but I ate so much of that I could barely stand to look at it! Now I'm into asparagus. That was probably the best thing I ate yesterday. Today so far, eggs for breakfast.

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MOCACHOC 5/21/2010 9:02AM

    I ate carrots and blackberries.

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LADYIRISH317 5/21/2010 8:49AM

    I only just got up -- haven't eaten a thing yet.

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BKNOCK 5/21/2010 6:16AM

    That is a lot of chicken! I need to also work on that and also I need to learn how to plan my lunch better, you are terrific at that!




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DONNAD222 5/21/2010 1:56AM

    After reading your question, I could not think of any food that I ate today that stuck out in my mind as great. I am also eating a lot of the same foods everyday. I love the idea "no more than one serving of any food daily". I am going to give it a try!! Thanks. emoticon

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To know me is to

Thursday, May 20, 2010

know that I am always cold. Well, almost always. I'm warm when I sleep and I'm warm right now (just took a shower) and I'm warm when I'm sitting outside in the sunshine...as long as the temperature is at least 75. Preferably warmer. I prefer 100 to 60.

Here's some irony for you. My truck has a kick-a$$ air conditioner and a marginal heater. My DH's truck has a good air conditioner and the best heater ever! Yes, he is always too warm. Always. (okay, almost always)

As I type, I can tell that I'm warm. Besides the obvious, I mean! LOL! The blood veins (or are they arteries?) on the back of my hands are puffy and stand up on the hand. Not puffy like call-the-doctor-her-hand-is-going-to-explo
de puffy. Just prominent. When I'm cold, the veins/arteries/blood pathways do not stick up at all. They're still visible, but they have obviously retreated to the relative warmth of the inside of my body.

I shared this observation with my DH and my DD when we were at breakfast this weekend. DH decided that I was wrong. I had drunk caffeine, thus restricting the blood flow and causing the veins to shrink. Being cold had nothing to do with. I mean, the cold is all in my head after all. emoticon

Well...I'm drinking caffeine right now, blood vessels are constricted but those veins are big and pretty!! Take that! LOL!

Here's a picture. Enjoy the wonder that is my hand. emoticon

  
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GEEMAWEST 5/20/2010 9:33PM

    To know you is to go "huh"? What is she talking about this time. LOL

Now that I've seen a picture of your hand I feel I know you much better.

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STEELERCRAZY 5/20/2010 12:35PM

    OMG, LOL! Leave it to you to take a pic of your hand...would it help to have a nurse on your side?? Your husband is only partly right...however, caffeine in the amount of what you drink is not enough to visibly restrict those particular veins in the back of your hand. Maybe the small vessels in your brain that aren't visible to the naked eye that are WITHIN your body, not the ones that are visible on the surface of your skin. You would have to be injected with bags of caffeine for that to happen. The only thing that can restrict veins on the surface of your skin are...

Drum roll, please! .....

Cold temps!!!!

Get warm and stay warm, girl. You're making ME cold!
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CARLANNIE 5/20/2010 10:35AM

    Ah, your hand! Thanks for adding wonder to our lives. emoticon

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LADYIRISH317 5/20/2010 9:38AM

    Ever think of swapping vehicles?

I have a co-worker who is always cold. While the rest of us are sweating she's wrapped up in a blanket grousing loudly about her goose-bumps. You could drop her into the Sahara at high noon and she'd still be cold.

Oh...did I mention she's a compulsive ice-chewer? And sees absolutely NO connection?

I haven't smacked her yet. Waiting for my medal right now...

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BKNOCK 5/20/2010 5:59AM

    What a nice looking hand! I am just the opposite now but I used to be more like that! I had surgery about wow it is going on 5 years now and I went through sudden menopause. I do not get hot flashes but my body is just always at a higher temperature than it used to be! I also get warm when I sleep and I have a fan on at all times in my bedroom!

I hope that you have a great Thursday!

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SKYBLUEFUSION 5/20/2010 5:31AM

    I'm almost always cold too. My hands turn purple/blue thanks to Raynauds disease.

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Did you know that "QI" is a word?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I didn't. I still don't know what it means. But, I have an app on my phone that lets me play Scrabble with friends or with random opponents. One of the games I played, my opponent played the word "qi." This program does not let you play non-words, so it must be a word, right?

Tonight, I was playing another game against someone else. She swapped out the Q, knowing that I would get it. Luckily, there was an "i" on the board and I was able to play "qi" And on a triple letter square! Can you say 31 points for playing one letter! emoticon That opponent has now added that word to her memory banks as well. No, we don't know what it means. Does it matter? It's worth 31 points! LOL!

  
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RWETHAIRYET 5/19/2010 7:55PM

    I knew it too...along with a whole bunch of other funny 2 letter and q words. used to play scrabble a lot.

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BKNOCK 5/19/2010 10:36AM

    Actually I used to play scrabble all the time and I have used that word! Sounds like fun!

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BKNOCK 5/19/2010 10:29AM

    I used to play scrabble a lot and yes I knew that was a word! Sounds like fun!

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COLEENCOLE 5/19/2010 8:05AM

    We could never get away with qi in our games as we don't allow foreign words.

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CARLANNIE 5/19/2010 7:58AM

    If you have a Facebook account, the Scrabble game on there has a drop down list of all the two-letter words available. It is very handy at times! I, too, found out from a friend that qi is a very powerful word. Don't have an app for my cell, but would love to play on FB - just email me if you want to.

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SUMMERDRAGNFLY 5/19/2010 7:44AM

    Yes, I did know this as a Level II Reiki practitioner. Qi, pronounced as - Chi, in its simplest form represents energy as it relates to your "life force". But Qi/Chi has many meanings depending on the context, but for the most part it is referenced as energy and its origin is from traditional Chinese medicine.

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CHERI634 5/19/2010 7:42AM

    Thanks for the tip. Are you playing 'words with friends' on iphone? I play it on mine all the time. Yes, it will let you play qat, but I've never heard of qi.

My username on words with friends is CheriMichelle, in case you want to strike up a game sometime.

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IRONGRANNIE 5/19/2010 4:44AM

    I knew that! It's pronounced "chi". My scrabble rules say only English words, or Australian in our case, which means we could not use "idealize" as we spell it"idealise". I'm going to start playing "multi-national" rules!

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JUNIAATROME 5/19/2010 3:41AM

    thanks for the tip - never mind what it means. emoticon if it gives you those scores...

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GDY2SHUZ 5/19/2010 1:21AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun, and very educational. The new phones must be like computers. They have so many functions on them.

Can you access SparkPeople on the phone? I noticed a advertisement about phones and Spark. How great would that be.... to track calories and check out new cafés.


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STEELERCRAZY 5/19/2010 1:16AM

    Yes. I knew that, haha! Brian and I play Scrabble on a regular basis and we are always busting each other's chops. We had a great game one night and we were really really into it. I got the "z" and it was an upper corner spot and also got the triple letter score...the word was "idealize" and I made a freaking killing, HOO WAHHH!! Unfortunately my old man talks like a nutjob in his sleep and he was ticked that I won...and ALL NIGHT HE SPELLED EVERYTHING HE SAID in his sleep. Oy!!

Or should I say, 'QI!" ??

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SUGARPUNK52 5/19/2010 1:11AM

  No,I didn't know that either.Thanks for sharing it with us though.Never know when it'll come in handy.What does qat mean?

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HURDLE4LIFE 5/19/2010 1:06AM

    I'm surprised you were able to play Qi, it's chinese for Flow as in flow of energy. In our home you can only play three letter words, two letters would be great. Now I could play of and is. See if the game will let you play qat.

Hope you enjoyed your game!



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MUSIC66 5/19/2010 12:43AM

    i did not no that either.

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Correcting other people's grammar...

Monday, May 17, 2010

In my head only! LOL! During our meeting today (at work), I noticed folks saying things that they normally wouldn't. One of the guys used the word less instead of fewer. There were a couple of other examples that I noticed at the time, but can't think of now. And I corrected them...in my mind. emoticon

I really think that the only reason that I even noticed was that I was really bored and needed something to keep me awake. That and I'm terribly judgemental! LOL! emoticon

Of course, I did not make any such errors. At least, none that I heard! Besides, I didn't say much. I was an observer. tee hee!

  
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GEEMAWEST 5/19/2010 8:59PM

    My biggest language pet peeve is when people say "these ones" and "those ones". Just thought you needed to know.
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LADYIRISH317 5/18/2010 9:57AM

    Oh, I know what you mean! I'm a writer and majored in English in both high school and college. My tongue looks like Swiss cheese from the number of times I've bitten it. Once I found a note in our system at work: This patient has duel coverage, so this bill has been tooken care of. I almost fainted! Don't they teach English any more? A few others:

So I borrowed him the money...

He gave it to her and I...

I could go on but you get the idea!

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BKNOCK 5/18/2010 5:55AM

    Barb, maybe I should send my research paper to you so that you can tear it apart! I do get annoyed reading blogs, especially loosing weight instead of losing!

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HOLISTICDETOXER 5/18/2010 12:11AM

    I taught English to corporate clients overseas for a few years, so I'm REALLY obsessive about grammar. Less and fewer drives me CRAZY!

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STEELERCRAZY 5/17/2010 11:47PM

    As someone who reads alot, like YOU, I do it ALL THE TIME! What really ticks me off is when I say something and my DAUGHTER corrects ME. And my husband? Oh Lord. Poor guy. "Git me one of 'em them there thingies that I like at Lowe's. You know, one of them there gadgets by the kitchin sinks."

But his great legs make up for everything, LOL!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 5/17/2010 11:32PM

    Hi ya!!!

I keep hearing these things too, and boy it annoys me, which is funny as I'M the foreigner here, and SO make my share of mistakes.

I hate it when people say " I brought that yesterday" when they really mean, I BOUGHT that yesterday, or people that say: " I aks them' instead if 'I ASK them"

etc etc etc

;0) Dutchie

xxx

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ELYMWX 5/17/2010 11:28PM

    Well you know that their Grampar's aren't going to correct their Grammar's!

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Instinct or Learned Behavior?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My daughter and I walked about 2.5 miles (round trip) to our local Family Dollar store. I wanted new sunglasses (mine were literally falling apart!) and I figured she'd be up to walking if that meant she could shop. I was right, by the way! emoticon

About halfway there, I realized that I was walking on the side of the sidewalk closest to the street. And I had been the entire way. We crossed streets and changed directions, but I was always on the side nearest the cars. I'm sure that I did it on purpose. My reasoning (had I had any conscious reasoning) is that if a car should swerve and hit someone, the car would hit me first and not my daughter. Paranoid? Maybe (again, if I was consciously thinking about it!) Protective. Heck yes! After I realized what I was doing, do you think I changed? Well, NO!! I was just more conscious (there's that word again!) of my actions.

So, back to the question - Instinct or Learned Behavior? Maybe a little of both? Either way, it was not needed on this particular trip. No car swerved, jumped or otherwise drove into us, or even anywhere near us. But the next time we go walking, I'll do it again!

  
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STEELERCRAZY 5/17/2010 12:57PM

    We live out in the boonies and Breanna and I are always walking/sort of jogging our back country roads. They are windy, curvy with a lot of blind spots. Nine times out of ten I am grabbing the back of her shirt and pulling her closer to me so I can shove her out of the way if I have to. It's instinct. Why do you think mother bears will eat your face off if you reach in the den and touch one of their cubs?? Or momma gorilla would will rip your limbs from your body if touch the glass at the zoo where her baby is sitting? (Okay, had experience with the last one...)

You're a good mommy. This just goes to show how great you really are!
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JUNIAATROME 5/17/2010 9:37AM

    of course you'll do it again. You are a mother after all. I still do it and my kids are adults LOL. So there is some instinct in that.

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 5/17/2010 8:58AM

    I think it's something that parents do. My cousin always insists on walking on the outside and has been known to throw her arm across my chest when riding the bus and it brakes suddenly, lol. I tease her about this, but having 3 kids, all of whom are nearly full-grown, she can't help herself, it's second nature now. I don't think it ever goes away.

Glad you had a nice relaxing Sunday.
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BKNOCK 5/17/2010 7:25AM

    Wow, great walk! How are those new sunglasses? I do that with the kids to by the way!

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TYLARDERDIN 5/16/2010 11:45PM

    Protecting your loved ones ... I dunno... learned... instinct... does it matter? It's what we do. Congrats on being more aware. Be in the moment. Do everything you do with mindfullness.

Trust the process. Do right, things go right.
TylarDerdin

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