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Tuesday, April 26, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This morning I arose early so I could get my exercise in at Curves before my busy day began.

I came home and got dressed and went to my hair appointment so now my hair is shorter and back to all one color.

I then went to Bayshore where I joined my friends in a great game of Scrabble. I even won one game. Can you believe it. The other 3 games I came in third and fourth.

Tonite we are having leftover meatloaf and baked salad potatoes which were so delicious yesterday. I will add a salad to our menu.

I found out last night that I cannot eat popcorn. I gained 2 pounds because of the carbs. I suspected that that might be the case, but wasn't sure. Have not had popcorn for a couple of weeks and able to maintain my weight-loss without a problem. This morning the scale was up 2 pounds. I know this isn't an real big issue, but enough of one that I am well aware how my body reacts to carbs. So I will not have popcorn again. There are plenty of other snacks I can have so I will stay away from carbs.

I received a trophy from SP for winner "After Photo Contest" I am very thankful for the gift and love all the comments that I have received from my Spark friends.

Tonite I will continue reading "Shanghai Girls" I just started it and don't know if its a true description of the time it represents. I know its a novel but I think it should still be realistic to the time. I will continue reading this with certain expectations.

  
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SOLUCKY12 4/28/2010 4:59PM

    I don't know anything about the after photo contest, but if they're saying your photo on the zip line is it, I agree! What a terrific photo. I also find it interesting that you do daily logs. I'll be watching to see how Shanghai Girls is. Have you read "The Help"?

Also congratulations on the 44,000 fitness minutes! emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/27/2010 9:27PM

    emoticon Have a good night!

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ROX2013 4/27/2010 8:11PM

    Congrads on your trophy!!! I had to stop eating popcorn because of the salt. I switched to baked pretzels. Have a great Wednesday!

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SHOAPIE 4/27/2010 7:33PM

    Perhaps it is from the salt. BTW cpngrats on being an after photo contest winner. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAURA9021 4/27/2010 7:32PM

  Congratulations on your SP trophy for your after photo! Also congratulations on all your fitness minutes! Way to go!! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/27/2010 6:40PM

    I gain weight from popcorn as well even the 3 cups measured is bad for me and it raises my blood sugar as well.

Congratulations on winning the trophy for the best after photo.

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Monday, April 25, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

It was great to get back to Curves this morning. Last week I was extremely busy and wasn't able to get as many sessions in as I would have liked.

Anyway once I was through I came home and changed clothes for my Mahjong game at 1;00 P.M. It was a five handed game so when the four played one sat out. It wasn't a good game because one of the women who just returned from Mexico played very slow . From now on we will only play four. Hopefully this snowbird will increase her speed.

Tonite I made salsa meatloaf and baked salad potatoes and a salad. I am getting hungry so I am going to go and make the salad.

The rest of the evening will be reading and TV watching.

  
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KIMSTUTZ 4/26/2010 8:17PM

    i love salsa! it is so versatile. i cant wait to make fresh pico de gallo! i picked up a topsy turvy tomato planter and hope to have some fresh tomatos soon!

enjoy the rest of your evening. emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/26/2010 8:03PM

    Have a good one!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/26/2010 7:24PM

    That Salsa meatloaf sounds like it might be rpetty good.

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GOROSIEO 4/26/2010 7:21PM

    I'll be right over. emoticon

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Sunday, April 24, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Have you ever had a day that you never dressed and stayed in your PJ's all day. Well today was that day for me.

Breakfast was the last of the eggbeaters with lox from the freezer and leftover onion

Lunch was leftover tortillini soup from last night.

and dinner was lasagna from the freezer which I had made and froze many weeks before.

What a wonderful day it was.

  
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JATOBY51 4/26/2010 8:48AM

    We need a day like that now and then! So glad you had a wonderful day!!!

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MSLZZY 4/26/2010 7:34AM

    What fun! emoticon

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MIMAWELIZABETH 4/26/2010 5:51AM

    I'm in my PJ's, as I have been all day, enjoying a leisurely "day off" of cuddling, napping and watching movies... Yes, it's a wonderful thing to have this kind of day! I'm getting ready now to face Monday and the week ahead ~ Hope you have a great week too! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/26/2010 12:45AM

    I am looking forward to days like that again...just as soon as we get Ken completely healed!!! Sounds wonderful to me!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/26/2010 12:08AM

    Your meals sound very tasty and healthy. (somewhat) LOL

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ROX2013 4/25/2010 11:27PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day! I try to have a day like that once and awhile. It is fun to have no plans, no need to get dressed and just be lazy. Have a great week!

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Saturday, April 23, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This morning I got up at 4:30 a.m. and read several chapters of "The Last Song" It is a very good read. I believe it is now a movie which is showing in our local movie houses. I will not see it although I am interested in who played the characters in the book. I don't like seeing movies that have been made from books that I have read. My imagination is so much better than any directors and I have never found a movie that satisfied my expectations. I will finish the book tonite.

I went back to bed at about 7:00 a..m. and had my clock set for 8:30 a.m. When my alarm went off, I realized that it was not a good idea to go back to bed, so I dragged myself into the show, washed my hair and got dressed to go to services, since the choir sang and I promised the Rabbi I would sing for her welcoming service this morning.

The service went very well, we sang the music the Rabbi brought to rehearsal and the congregation loved the light, joyful renditions of prayers which had grown stale with time.

The luncheon, which we prepared Friday morning was served and was delicious. We gathered at a table for lunch and didn't leave until 1:30 p.m. We had a great discussion and no one had any plans so we talked and talked.

I came home and began reading again because the book become very interesting and was flowing nicely. In between reading I put on the soup I was making for dinner so it had time to simmer and the flavors had a chance to fuse. I got to the crying part and I stopped to serve dinner. A very good place to take a break since the book is getting intense.

I made a Very East Rich Tomato Tortellini Soup. You can find the recipe in my cookbook. It is wonderful, although my DH didn't care for it. So I will eat the rest of it and make him other things to eat. It is only 2 pts per serving.

So tonite we will watch HBO's film of Jack Kekorian. It should be excellent and HBO won't let us tape this movie.

I'm going back to my book and calling it a night.

  
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MSLZZY 4/25/2010 11:08PM

    Thanks for sharing. Once I get up, I don't go back to bed so I don't feel groggy all day. Have a good week!

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ANDIEBM71 4/24/2010 9:11PM

    Let me know how you like the book- since I have about 10 books to read before it:)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/24/2010 8:52PM

    You must ahve excellend vision and eyes. I can't read long like you do but glad you enjoy it.

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Friday, April 22, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

I am just exhausted and I am going to crawl into bed very shortly.

I got up early this morning and went to temple to help get the food ready for tonites dinner for the synagogue's welcome dinner for the Rabbi and tomorrow luncheon after services also in her honor.

So I came in and helped peel eggs for tomorrows egg salad, cut veggies for tomorrow's salad, cleaned all the portobello mushrooms gills and cut off their stems (which ruined my fingernails and permanently dyed them dirty brown .and cut up fruit for tonites dessert table after services. Got there at 9 and left at noon. Standing on my feet the entire time.

I stopped and picked up some mahjong jewelry for myself and my sister (gift when I see her in June) and came home.

I read a bit - started "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks. An easy read, haven't really gotten into it yet, so don't know if I will like it or not. Naturally I feel asleep reading and my dh woke me at 3:00 p.m.

I got dressed because I had to return to temple to help once again in the kitchen.

When I got there, we put butter on the table, made the salads, cut up the desserts we had baked and frozen last week and when time came served the food to our guests. The dinner was a great success and everyone loved the ambiance and the food.

I never realized how labor intensive a dinner like we had could be.

At services the choir sand and the Rabbi and the choir sounded great. A great joy was heard in the house of the Lord. Dessert was served after services and I stuck with fruit since I was nibbling all afternoon on the edges of the cut up bakery.

My dh just bid me a good night and I am following him very soon, as soon as I am through with SP, since I have to be at services at 9:30 a.m. and ready to sing at 10:00 a.m. .

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/24/2010 4:05AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day...lots of work but it really paid off!!! May your sleep be restful, you wake totally refreshed and have a beautiful Saturday!!! Wish I could hear the singing.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/24/2010 12:51AM

    At least you got it all done which you ahd planned. that is good. A productive day.

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CAROL3SAN 4/24/2010 12:44AM

    Go to bed and get some well needed rest. I hope you have a beautiful day tomorrow. emoticon

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CHRISLEWIS 4/23/2010 11:41PM

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