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The Streak of 24 Days

Monday, August 26, 2013

I started my streak of calorie range and exercise on August 1st. Yesterday I got my exercise in nice and early. Did things with hubby in the morning which was fun. Even with a couple little treats, tastes of toffee popcorn and a few tastes of a sasparilla float, I would continue with no problem. Or so I thought.

By the time we got home I was feeling pretty tired so didn't even eat lunch. Not being able to sleep (by now I've been up 26 hours) I was over-tired. I finally resorted to taking an OTC sleeping aid.

Wrong answer. I did get three hours sleep, but woke up nauseated. Sufficient to say after a run to the bathroom I went back to bed, a glass of ginger ale next to me to sip on.
My calorie/nutrient range was shattered.

I'm fine today. I've exercised and have been eating healthy foods. I'm not going to start counting my next streak til September first because my wedding anniversary is August 31st. I still intend to stay in range for the next 5 days and plan carefully for the 31st.

Moral of the story. Do not take meds on an empty stomach unless instructed to.

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TWIDDLYDE 8/27/2013 8:51PM

    Happy anniversary! How many years?

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KADULAC 8/27/2013 7:09PM

    I'm sorry you had trouble sleeping. I hope you are feeling better. That's great that you had a 24 day streak. emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 8/27/2013 8:54AM

    So sorry you had a rough day - 26 hours without sleep is miserable! I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful anniversary plan ahead of you!

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SILVERWITCH59 8/26/2013 8:51PM

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/26/2013 2:37PM

    oh my how we learn our lessons the hard way .... glad you are back and at em !!! Roc
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Unexpected 5K

Friday, August 23, 2013

My bright idea for the day was to drive to the park and do my run/jog training. I drove around the huge puddles from last night's thunderstorm and parked near the basketball court. My walking bud, Jules the border collie waited patiently for me to do my warm up.

I had an uneasy feeling. Then I heard two men talking. I decided that I would drive to another area for my training. Again I avoided the huge puddles veering off into a field. The next thing I knew I was stuck. I couldn't see the "marsh" I drove myself into, so close to the road. At least it happened in a safe place and the men I heard were nowhere to be seen.

Jules and I headed home. It's exactly 5Ks from the park to my house. I had my ID in my pocket, a big bottle of cucumber & lime water, my keys and cell. Off to test my stamina!

The walk was a blessing. Perfect weather, the sun partially blocked by low clouds keeping the temp perfect. The road was lined with sunflowers. Off in the distance, across the plains, I could see the mountains. We walked by pastures with horses and cows in them. Idyllic. I found myself almost to a standstill several times as I took in the beauty. It took me nearly an hour to get home.

Hubby and I have to go back and dig out the car. It's a little too wet to take the truck into the "marsh" just yet. All will be okay.

  
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MEMKEEPR 8/26/2013 10:13PM

    What a great attitude that turned a trying situation into enjoyment. emoticon

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FITGRANDMA120 8/24/2013 11:03PM

    definitely not fun getting the car stuck but a good walk seems to make up for it

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FUNGIRL81005 8/24/2013 9:12PM

    emoticon emoticon No fun.....bet glad you seen some great views!! and got a good walk

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 8/23/2013 9:20PM

    That worked out to be a blessing for you. Now to get the car unstuck = not such a good thing.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 8/23/2013 7:58PM

    Loved to hear that your day turned out well any ways. Guess you were glad to have your dog with you on that long walk

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LYNMEINDERS 8/23/2013 6:29PM

    Woohoo...what a bonus...even if the car got stuck....I am sure you will get it mout....
I haven't seen you for some time...great to see you again

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KADULAC 8/23/2013 4:52PM

    Glad you got such a great workout, sorry about the car getting stuck.

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SMIDGON 8/23/2013 4:15PM

    Great Blog!

By the way---how do you prepare your cucumber and lime water?

Hugs,
Janet

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STUDLEEJOE 8/23/2013 1:53PM

    talk about turning lemons into lemonade. Great post.

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Up and at 'em

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

emoticon I rose and am shining! Well, there is a little morning mist. I got up 2:30 with every intention of returning to bed. My shih tzu decided she needed to go out. I had to lift her very solid body down and get her outside. She was out for almost 10 mins. Got her in and a little dog decided it's his turn. Out he goes, the border collie, Jules, racing out with her.

Jules must have sensed coyotes. She got as far as the bedroom window and tested her lungs. She must have sensed a pack. One coyote she'll chase away. A pack she'll just bark and jump. This lasted til nearly 3am. I'm usually up between 3 & 4 anyway, so up I'm going to stay.

It will work out. I'll get alot done this morning including exercise on the gazelle. Then, siesta! Maybe an early nap will help me to get to bed at a reasonable time.

  
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LOVETOLAUGH56 8/23/2013 12:15AM

    naps are your friend. I had one earlier, but because of a headache

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CANDOK1260 8/21/2013 9:44PM

    HUGS HOPE YOU YOUR NAP

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MRSBETH99 8/21/2013 8:48PM

    Gee whiz, what time do you go to bed??? I'd be snoozing by early afternoon if I got up at 2:30 am!! LOL

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BARB4HEALTH 8/21/2013 6:32PM

    Love those afternoon naps! emoticon

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PRETTYGMA6 8/21/2013 4:36PM

    You stayed up anyway...woohoo...congrats....you are stronger than you think! emoticon

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FUNGIRL81005 8/21/2013 1:20PM

    Yikes!! 3-4am!! What time is bed time??? Up with the birds....How fun...I just can't get to sleep that early...

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DOVESEYES 8/21/2013 6:49AM

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One New Recipe at a Time

Monday, August 19, 2013

I came across this one tonight. Looks like a keeper.

Cauliflower Tortillas posted by Adzy86 Makes 2 tortillas

Grate 1 cup of cauliflower, add in 1 egg and S&P. Mix well and spread on a parchment covered baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10 min, flip over and bake 7 more minutes.

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/21/2013 5:50PM

    going to have to try this next time I go to the store. Roc

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LEANNAW4 8/20/2013 9:22AM

    That reminds me of a cauliflower pizza crust recipe a friend recently shared. Sounds so yummy!

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PARAEAST 8/20/2013 7:37AM

    Sounds good! Too bad for me that my dh does NOT eat cauliflower. HIs loss!!
Thank you for sharing it!!

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DOVESEYES 8/20/2013 2:07AM

    What a 'grate' idea!!!

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FUNGIRL81005 8/19/2013 11:24PM

    Oh YUMMY!!! Yes I will do!!

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MNABOY 8/19/2013 9:05PM

    Great, thanks for sharing.

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UMBILICAL 8/19/2013 8:58PM

  I so love real tortillas

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My Husband Started It

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I'm getting happier by the day. It all started when my pack rat of a husband began boxing things up and organizing them out in the storage unit. I felt free. I was so excited! It's like having my home back again. I was feeling like I was living in a storage shed.

Once he started, I got so inspired I went at it full force. I've been weeding through my things and getting rid of a lot. There are going to be some happy crafters out there because a lot is getting donated to Sunday school and the senior center.

One room left to go. There isn't that much stuff in it, so it should go quickly. I'm thrilled!

  
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KADULAC 8/21/2013 4:33PM

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OJ_2_OK 8/19/2013 4:27PM

    That is awesome! I have to do the same.

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BARB4HEALTH 8/19/2013 10:33AM

    Great for you! I find it so difficult to get rid of crafting items, because I still craft and do it with GK. too. I am concerned about getting rid of something and having to replace it. However, there are lots of other things I am getting rid of. Some patterns, some books, some clothes,, and throwing out a lot of paper clutter. I read some where that when we are reducing clutter, try to get rid of 50 things a day. I do that some days. Whew! What a relief! emoticon

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PURPLELVR7 8/19/2013 6:49AM

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MNOT2THICK 8/18/2013 10:34AM

    sorry, posted twice emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 8/18/2013 10:34AM

    emoticon emoticon I am about to do the same.

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/18/2013 1:31AM

    Great idea.

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/18/2013 12:55AM

    WOW that is super .... I have a room that I need to get after .... seems like every day something else comes up .... LOL Roc
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DOVESEYES 8/17/2013 10:28PM

    emoticon you have inspired me too!!!

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MEMKEEPR 8/17/2013 10:06PM

    emoticon I love the feeling after decluttering too. Very liberating!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 8/17/2013 9:53PM

    That is awesome. I need to do more of that too.

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KESTRYLL 8/17/2013 7:30PM

    I love doing that, almost as much fun as collecting it all!

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