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Sunday, October 30, 2011

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 10/31/2011 10:10AM

    I'm going to admit my calories ingested vs my calories burned through cardio and strength training. This will keep me accountable to myself, my helpful accountability spark partner, and whoever else reads my blog!

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JANEZAP 10/31/2011 4:45AM

    Ooh im curious how does the tally system work? sorry if you've already explained it somewhere else..
hope your week is going well
xxx

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I Thought I'd Outsmart Hubby

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yesterday was too close for comfort when it came to my nutrition plan. I had a great breakfast and snacked while we were on the road between errands. We got home mid afternoon, but I didn't realize it was that late. I went ahead and ate my sandwich. Then I realized it was almost 4 o'clock! emoticon

Now I had approx 4 hours before nighttime rituals to eat a full meal and my "dessert". I wasn't in the least bit hungry, but missing these 2 meals would result in a calorie deficit of about 400, not to mention the havoc played with all my other nutrients.

I ended up staying up late and cramming all the planned food in before I did. My belly wasn't so happy with me, but I must say the result was a good night's sleep.

Today I stayed home. Hubby was off doing his thing. He usually gets home around 2, so I had some small snacks and started the bbq. I was determined the big meal would be when he came in. Well, by 3 I was hungry. The real thing. So I made my peanut butter and banana sandwich. He didn't get in til after 4, so the big meal and my planned dessert are put off til way past a normal dinner time.

I'm going to try again tomorrow, This time, a nice brunch before church and a nice mid-afternoon meal. I'll fit dessert in at a decent time, and fill in with healthy snacks.

One of these days I'll get it right!

  
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GRAMMAP1 10/30/2011 11:30PM

    The best laid "plans". I understand; it sounds a bit like our household. Keep trying! emoticon emoticon

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 10/30/2011 7:22AM

    It really doesn't make any difference to your body when you get the nutrients. Just get the right amount.
Jane on Guam emoticon

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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/30/2011 12:33AM

    emoticon Sounds like you've thought it all through and that you'll get on the right track

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NATURESBOUNTY 10/29/2011 6:21PM

    emoticon poor baby i know it must be rough. An you gotta learn to roll with the flow!!! emoticon

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RRP546 10/29/2011 6:15PM

  peanut and banana sandwich that sounds great

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Bittersweet Day

Friday, October 28, 2011

emoticon During the wee hours of the morning a very special lady left her earthly body and went home to Jesus. She was one of those people who impacted everyone that came in contact with her with her sweet spirit, joy and laughter. Her graduation will be celebrated next Wednesday.

The hard part is the void that is left without her. I am so sad for the grieving her family must endure. Death is not a punishment. They understand that. God allowed His own son to die for our sins. Isn't that amazing?

I'm still stunned by the swiftness of it all. Just days ago she wrote on FB how she was making a beef stew for dinner. An ordinary day. As it turned out she was facing many weeks of chemo. She was in agony and most folks never knew how sick she was. God spared her further pain and now she is in Paradise.

That's all I can write. Thank you for listening and your prayers for grace and peace for those she had to leave.

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WENDYJM4 10/31/2011 6:22AM

    emoticon I am so sorry

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RGEETING 10/29/2011 4:47PM

    You "do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope." I Thes 4:13

So glad that you are there to encourage them through their grief. May God comfort you as you, through Him, give comfort to the family.

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MOSTMOM1 10/29/2011 12:49PM

    So hard to say goodbye. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
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EARTHMOTHR 10/29/2011 11:09AM

    What a lovely gift to have had her in your life. emoticon

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TABBYARTS 10/29/2011 10:37AM

    What a privalege to have known her. May the Lord Jesus wrap you and each one who misses her, in His arms of comfort.

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 10/29/2011 7:58AM

    It is hard to have a friend here leave us. One of my best friends has gone to live in Tennessee. I really miss her and we do talk about once a week but it is not the same. I plan to see her next summer. I also know I will see her again in heaven.

I am sorry for your loss and rejoice that you will see her again.

I pray for comfort for you and her family.

Jane on Guam

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PSKIPPY7811 10/29/2011 7:02AM

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NELLIEBLUE 10/28/2011 11:16PM

    She sounds like a great person and someone to be missed. It's not many people that can have such a friend, treasure her memory.


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1COUNTRY_GAL 10/28/2011 11:05PM

    YOur title is perfect Bittersweet Day,what an amazing story of strength.Thank you for sharing.May her family and you find healing and comfort and peace as time passes
prayers for you and family. emoticon emoticonDiana

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NATURESBOUNTY 10/28/2011 11:00PM

    emoticon my prayers are to thoughs whom she left behind. As she is at rest an pain free in heaven.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/28/2011 11:00PM

    I am so sorry. I know you know where she is, but it is so tough being the ones feeling the loss. emoticon

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NATURESBOUNTY 10/28/2011 10:54PM

    My prayers an love to you an her family

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NATURESBOUNTY 10/28/2011 10:50PM

    My prayers an love to you an her family

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SUNSHINE99999 10/28/2011 10:34PM

  Peace to you and her family. Yes, one day it will be worth it all for us too. :)

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Feeling Lighter

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I'm not sure how I weigh in scale-wise, but I do not I don't feel so puffy emoticon and bloated. If I happen to be in the vicinity of the doc's office I'll stop in and get some official numbers for my weight and bp. Til then I'm staying off the scale and just keep on building on the foundation bricks I've been laying.

  
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HEIDISHOPE 10/28/2011 7:58PM

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GENEALOGYGAL 10/27/2011 8:13PM

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NDTEACHER1 10/27/2011 6:47PM

    Good for you AND very smart plan!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/27/2011 4:36PM

    That is emoticon!!! You know your body the best! emoticon

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NATURESBOUNTY 10/27/2011 4:31PM

    emoticon i know exactly how you feel. I have been feeling the same way also. Im going tomorrow to my pain doctor an ill weigh. If your like me excited to weigh an find out but a touch scared lol.

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WENDYJM4 10/27/2011 4:08PM

    well done. I know that is half the battle when you can start to notice the difference. Do you measure yourself as I find that really helpful. Keep up the good work

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Snowy Day

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This is the second snow we've had this season. Snow in October is not at all unusual for Colorado. Where I live it might last for a day if we're lucky. What's crazy is it being 70 one day and in the low 30's, snowy and windy the next. It makes for interesting menu ideas.

Hubby wanted pork instead of chicken and dumplings. That works for me - I'll just take a very small portion. I chose the veg - butternut squash. My main attraction, however, will be the baked apple. In place of the core will go a tad of butter, kamut flakes and some brown sugar. Decadent but not so much. A lower cal version of apple betty. The little bit of sweet and butter - it fit right in with my plan! I still have wiggle room so I get to enjoy every bite guilt-free.

This is my kind of day!

  
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TABBYARTS 10/29/2011 10:43AM

    We have been getting major shifts in temp also, but no snow. We stay just above the freezing mark. We got your cold air, here in West Texas!

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WINDSWEPTACRES 10/27/2011 11:39PM

    hey, thanks for sending some snow down here. We need all the moisture we can get. The chickens weren't sure they wanted to come out this morning with a half inch of icky white stuff on the ground. emoticon

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ALICIA214 10/27/2011 1:12PM

 

Your weather sounds as changeable as ours a common saying here is 'if you don't like the weather wait five minutes' Have a happy day. emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 10/27/2011 8:47AM

    Your weather kinda sounds like ours here in St. Louis!!! But we don't have the snow yet. I hear we are supposed to have a bad winter. The only problem I have with a bad winter is worrying about my sons driving to and from college!!

Have a super day!!! emoticon

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CHLOESUE 10/26/2011 9:42PM

    I am not looking forwqard to another snowy winter here in southern West virginia.Our last two winters were very snowy and way above average for snow.We might get a dusting of snow on Saturday.I love taking pictures of the snow but hate driving in it.


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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/26/2011 8:49PM

    Hey, I want to come to your house and eat. Sounds too awesome.
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/26/2011 3:27PM

    I LOVE Colorado! I love snow, too! emoticon

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NATURESBOUNTY 10/26/2011 3:24PM

    emoticon sounds like variety is the spice of life for you. Have a awsome day. Btw iv never had that kind of squash. Its on my to try list but i gotta wait to buy a good knfe befor i get any more adventure with some things lol. If you can give me pointers on best to fix it id def appreciate it.

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