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Stuff it in

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Don't expect this to make sense.

I'm having a struggle and am using eating to stuff it in. I'm not even sure what the struggle is, though I have a good idea. Meanwhile, there are leftovers in the icebox that I neither want to freeze or hand over to my outside animals. That is something in my past about eating because the kids in China are starving (yeah, I grew up in the 60's) and having a grandmother that grew up in the depression and every iota is precious.

I told my accountability partner I would have to bite the bullet and get this stuff out of the house. Most of it isn't mine in the first place - it's things I made for hubby before he left for his hunting trip. I have to adopt a different mindset. I thought I had done this but obviously not.

OK, inventory of the great stuff I do have on hand and can incorporate into tomorrow's meal plan. Watermelon, bananas, winter squash, grains (brown rice and barley already cooked), frozen strawberries, salmon (canned and a frozen filet), tofu, fiber one (which makes a great breading when ground up), yogurt, cottage cheese, and elk.

I just made my case: I can eat healthy and I can make compost out of the junk.

  
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SMIDGON 10/12/2011 6:11AM

    I grew up way before you girls [won't say how long]. Parents grew up during depression. I come basically from German heritage. I also heard about the poor children in China.

Usually, though, we had no leftovers. Still it was a lot of potatoes, startchy foods.

That's my 'comfort foods'.

Janet

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RGEETING 10/12/2011 12:05AM

    Wow... lots of leftovers... I grew up in the 60's, too... and had a grandma that went through the depression... and I'm an MK (missionary kid), married to a Dutchman (known for being very "frugal"), and now a missionary wife... so it's VERY hard to throw away ANY food!

When I can get over all that... and I really can't find anyone else to take the food and I can't eat it... my plan is to ruin the food with dishsoap or something... :-) Even just writing it, I find it so wasteful...

Glad your plan is workable!

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Befuddled

Friday, October 07, 2011

The mysterious swelling in my foot has gone down considerably but I kept my doc appnt anyway. He immediately saw it was swelled, much to my surprise compared to what it was. He ordered x-rays and told me to "walk to live". Translation - go to the bathroom and otherwise stay off it. (He did give me permission to do upper body exercising). Next appnt next week. Meanwhile he perscribed a diuretic that also lowers bp. It also messes with potassium levels which in turn effects muscle spasms.

I feel like I just stepped into a hole. The med also makes me a little light-headed. Or is that the fibro? I do have a special shop to make tommorrow to get an early b'day present for hubby. It's only a two-day sale and I expect the item to fly off the shelf, plus he'll be leaving for hunting soon. I want to be sure he gets it. I'll need all my strength and will just pop in and out of the shop. I feel a little guilty going against doc orders but will feel worse if I don't get the item.

Ok, one little thing at a time. Just a week. Just a week.



  
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RGEETING 10/12/2011 12:17AM

    Is the swelling any better? Hope you've been able to be "good" and stay off of your feet! When's your next appt..?

My dr has me on (warning... all my spellings of meds are probably wrong - sorry)carvedilol for bp, and fluerisimide - a diuretic which lowers bp as well, to which he added lysinopril at my last visit to get the swelling down. He also took me off the Naproxin (Aleve - which I take for fibro and knee pain) except for when I'm really hurting - because it inhibits the other pills from working.... But now - my ankles have been skinny for 2 months or so! Love seeing my ankles again!



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GRAMMAP1 10/8/2011 1:19AM

    That must be very painful. I think the lower on your legs you have pain, the harder it is to maneuver. Do what you have to do and then as others say; REST. I will pray for you. emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/7/2011 11:49PM

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SMIDGON 10/7/2011 7:26PM

    Take it easy, and, God Bless!

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TABBYARTS 10/7/2011 6:37PM

    Ice
Compression
Elevation
Whenever you can.
Get well soon!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/7/2011 5:16PM

    Wow, you've had that swelling for a long time. Hope the doctor has put you on good medicine. Yes, sometimes fibro can make you feel lightheaded. It's called" fibro fog", not fun.
Hope you do feel better soon.
Karen
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GOATGIRLJM 10/7/2011 2:23PM

    I hope u feel better and heal soon.

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PICKIE98 10/7/2011 2:01PM

    I have been on lasix for years,, it can make you tired, maybe woozy if you are still adjusting,, eat bananas!! Major potassium source, which is one thing the diuretic immediately depletes.
When I worked with cardiacs, the one thing they always got on their meal trays was: sliced bananas in orange juice. IT is very delicious and extremely high in potassium!!

Take a nap when you get home, put those feet up on a pillow or recliner later!!

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DEBBIEDAY 10/7/2011 1:51PM

    emoticonsorry you in a fix! do be careful and hopefully a few days R & R will find the swelling better!!!!

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Today's Choices & Challenges

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Choices/Challenges. Something that gets done every day of our lives even when we're oblivious.

Today I'm choosing to 1) follow my healthy menu plan, 2) use the rest of the ripe produce in healthy freezer meals so that on not-so-good days I can still eat healthy, 3) contact my wonderful accountability partner.

Today I am challenging myself to walk around the house x10. The biggest challenge of all is to select my words carefully. i.e., listen and think before speaking.


emoticon That's me throwing nasty habits out the window and adopting good ones!

  
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COMPUCATHY 10/6/2011 9:53AM

    I like it! ...Choices and challenges...great stuff to think about as I plan my day! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 10/5/2011 11:59PM

    I wish you well with your goals.

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MARTHASPARKS 10/5/2011 6:31PM

    Bravo!

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PARAEAST 10/5/2011 1:27PM

    Great challenges for today, especially to think before you speak. I have that challenge every day! Hope you do good!!

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GOATGIRLJM 10/5/2011 10:32AM

    That's a great challenge. We all need to think before we speak. There is a lot of power on our words. We can lift someone up and make them feel good about themselves or we can tare someone down and give them more reasons to hate life.

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TYME2BME 10/5/2011 10:02AM

    I like you throwing your nasty habits out the window. emoticon Your choices and challenges for the day is a good idea and emoticon
Enjoy your day and hope you accomplish all you want to accomplish.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/5/2011 9:27AM

    OH, I need that last goal the most! I hope your goals are all met today and you can pat yourself "well done" at the end of it! emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 10/5/2011 8:36AM

    Good luck with your well laid out goals. :)

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EMGERBER 10/5/2011 8:14AM

    Very nicely put, have a great day.

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Today's Choices & Challenges

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Choices/Challenges. Something that gets done every day of our lives even when we're oblivious.

Today I'm choosing to 1) follow my healthy menu plan, 2) use the rest of the ripe produce in healthy freezer meals so that on not-so-good days I can still eat healthy, 3) contact my wonderful accountability partner.

Today I am challenging myself to walk around the house x10. The biggest challenge of all is to select my words carefully. i.e., listen and think before speaking.


emoticon That's me throwing nasty habits out the window and adopting good ones!

  
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TABBYARTS 10/7/2011 11:19AM

    AHH! I guess I need to open my own windows too. Great analogy!

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GRAMLORI 10/5/2011 9:48AM

    You go, girl!! We have to constantly be on our guard....against laziness, against our words not being sweet to the taste, it doesn't ever end. Just gotta keep the windows open to throw things out of! Love that analogy!!
Have a blessed day,
Lori

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Hot and Cold

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

In more ways than one this is becoming a week of opposites. Hot and cold. Tired, then energized. Hungry than food looks like too much of an effort to bother with. Even the weather - we go from the high 80's then plunge to 50. No wind to high wind.

I feel like I'm in some sort of sci-fi flick.

  
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TABBYARTS 10/7/2011 11:21AM

    It's hard to find balance and stay centered when life is so chaotic. One step at a time. Pre-Planning helps, too!

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GOATGIRLJM 10/4/2011 6:12PM

    U must live near me, I think that were in the same movie.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/4/2011 4:28PM

    I really do understand. I like continuity, and it's frustrating when life is chaotic! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 10/4/2011 4:26PM

    I know about the weather but am guessing that you have been feeling poorly. I do hope that you feel better soon! You gave me a laugh this morning!

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