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5K Race for Cure Completed

Monday, September 20, 2010

I completed the 5k Race for the Cure in 1.35 hours. That is a major accomplishment for me coming off a torn ankle tendon. Although the flu bug hit my home this past week i thought i would miss but on the way home from the walk it hit me this nasty headache and then neaues feeling hit me. I dropped myh girlfriend home and had to stop at the Jiffy Lube on the way home where i lost my banana and water... i went home and slept for 5 hours and continue that nasty cycle luckily had the meds in the house from when the husband had it took it and today i feel better just feel week and headache galore have managed to keep broth down and gatorade.

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NITELITE72 9/24/2010 6:57PM

    That's great...the race part, anyway!! I hate that you got sick. It is good that you had the meds you needed. I hope you are feeling much better now!

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PINKBEANBOO 9/22/2010 2:51PM

    Oh, man. That really stinks being sick. Hopefully the worst is over & you are on the mend.
And how cool to be in a race! I've not done one yet, but I can't wait. You sound like a soldier - not only being getting it done just moments from getting sick but to have done it on a bum ankle.

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ROBYN168 9/21/2010 8:59PM


Way to go on the 5K Emmy - sorry that you got hit with the flu after it - that's not a good way to celebrate!!!!

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REXTINE1 9/21/2010 3:57PM

    Congratulations on the race! Bad luck on the flu. I hope you feel better soon, and that you had your flu shot for this year. If not, I hope the chicken soup cure works for you. emoticon emoticon

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SUE1512 9/21/2010 1:38AM

    emoticon on completing the 5K Emmy! Very exciting! Hope you are feeling better!

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Farmers Market in Portland :)

Saturday, September 04, 2010

I went to the farmers market today and got peaches, berries all kinds, basil, fresh herbs, tomatoes, squashes and artichokes then went to the meat market for the protien. I am so exited i have all stuff that is healthy in the house and a whole week to bake, cook, can and freeze to keep me on track!! I got fresh farm eggs as well this time :)

I just made home made salsa & marinara sauce :)

I'm so excited that my vacation will be filled with me doing things to get to my journey woohoo!

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EBLOOMING 9/20/2010 5:16PM

    I catch Farmers Market at Wellspring on Saturdays in Woodburn. emoticon

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EBPOOKIE 9/5/2010 5:58PM

    I grilled the best plums and ppeaches then toped them off with a little scope of frozen vanilla yogurt last night sprinkled with cinnomon yummy :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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REXTINE1 9/5/2010 5:38PM

    WooHoo yourself. When we were living where we parked it I always liked to find a farmer's market and go wild. Around here they have mostly stuff other than produce, and we have to drive 15 miles out to Oldsmar Flea Market to find people selling local produce, and that only on certain days. Congratulations.

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SUE1512 9/4/2010 11:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Enjoy it! YUM YUM YUM!

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September 2010 Goals

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Goals for September
Starting weight: 289
Drop 8 # minimum (8# Challenge Participant)
Water: 6-8 cups per day minimum
Calorie Range: 1400-1700
Low Carb-More Fruits & Veggies
Glucose Testing: 3 times a day
Glucose Range: 90-120 average
Exercise: 5 days a week (Hike, Walk & Water Aerobics)
Preplan meals---freeze & can items

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EBPOOKIE 9/3/2010 11:11AM

    emoticon for the past 3 days i have managed to make it through!

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BORGQUEEN 9/3/2010 8:05AM

    Great goals, and so smart writing them down to keep you focused. Good luck, I know you can do this.

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ROBYN168 9/2/2010 3:55PM

    Great list of goals!!!!! You can do it!

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REXTINE1 9/1/2010 5:49PM

    Go for it. Eight pounds in one month is a lot of real weight loss, but I recall dropping 11 pounds in two days when I was really irked with my neurologist. I never gained it back, but I didn't keep losing that fast. If you wind up with four pounds it is still a victory. Good luck.

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EBPOOKIE 9/1/2010 5:31PM

    Thanks Carrie and Allthings, I really appreciate it. I'm doing it! emoticon

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    Nice lists of goals. You've got a plan now you just need to act on it.

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    Great goals - you can do it!

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Overcoming obsticals & getting back on track :)

Monday, August 09, 2010

Well yesterday while dealing with many issues with my neighbors I still managed to cook dinner and batch cook all this with major stress. I made a bean and ham soup with veggies, homemade burritos with homemade refried beans without the oil ;)Ö I used lowcarb whole wheat flour tortillas, bean and beef mixture with a little low fat cheese sprinkles basically. I made about ten of them and froze them, these are my way of avoiding fast food in the am. I can just pop them in the nuker and then they are on the go breakfast ;) with cut up apples and coffee. My soups for lunches with brown rice which I also cooked ahead and froze in snack pack baggies and did half cups to make the soups filling. I planned for success this week, also to wean myself from the pop habit I brought 6 oz cans which I only get one a day ;) so I have to pick lunch or dinner and if I drink pop I have to do the stairs 8 flights that is my consequence for pop drinking. That will burn it off. I am also drinking my water so far so good up to six cups, if I can get 8 Iíve succeeded but will be happy with six if itís all I do.

My wonderful excitement this weeks that added stress but I manage to keep my emotions in check mostly cuz I met up with my TOPS girls on Saturday and had not time to do much damage.
1. On Friday afternoon my husband while getting out of bed after a short nap, heard a pop and took his back out.
2. Saturday a day trip about 6 hours at the VA hospital for them to give him a shot and pain killers and he is to rest.
3. While at the hospital I get a frantic call from mom the boneheads that live above me burn a chair thus the fire dept was called out and part of their balcony is up in flames along with the chair. No damage to my space but Iím frazzled to find out that they found a cigarette in the chair which was what ignited the fire. Scary poop!
4. Okay so then on Sunday afternoon their kitchen overflows flooding them and then we get water coming through the ceilingsÖoh joy apt leaving, luckily I was home and heard the trickle right away and got storage tubs underneath the leaks I contact the mgr and she was annoyed at all the issues in this apt. They stopped the water and quote cleaned up but it took 3 hours for all the water to drip down. Now I have them using fans to dry my ceiling and am happy it didnít bubble upÖ. I just called my insurance company and requested a quote for renters insurance I canít risk it.

So that was my quote quiet weekend.

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EBPOOKIE 8/10/2010 1:19PM

    Migrine has calmed down almost subsided, Byron (hubby) is doing better!!! Yahoo! & there wasn't much water damage Thank goodness! So it was good all around. I had my small pop last night with my dinner... which was the best of choices but i counted and kept my portions in check. I had a big pickle :) a hot dog wrapped in a reduce fat croissant and 10 tater tots that is a serving... for dessert i had two oatmeal chocolet cookies for 120cals. i stayed in my target calorie count :)

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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/10/2010 11:47AM

    Emmy -- wow, sorry you had such a stressful weekend. But sounds like have a plan for yr eating and didn't resort to stress eating! Keep staying focused and doing the batch cooking, which is a great idea!

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SUE1512 8/9/2010 11:50PM

    Emmy, even with a hard weekend you found the bright side. Look at all that food planning! WAY TO GO! I hope all is better - hubby, head and ceiling. emoticon

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EBPOOKIE 8/9/2010 6:23PM

    Thanks Rex, it is getting better, i am learning to let go of things i have no control of while easier said then done somedays. I will be careful on the steps, if anything i'll walk ;) or swim a little longer at the pool :)

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REXTINE1 8/9/2010 5:54PM

    Aside from your quiet weekend, be careful about doing a lot of extra stair climbing. I have had each knee stop me from doing what I had been, at one time or another. They're both working now, even climbing stairs (most of the time). My wife has had both knees replaced, and we live in a house with no stairs. I read once that climbing stairs is abuse of the knees by some health professional - I don't have the reference, but it stuck in my mind because we used to live in a house with four stories. When we first moved in, I got terribly tired, and that was before I put on all the extra weight. Standing is easier than sitting on your back, and walking is easier that biking on your knees.

I'm sorry you had such a hard weekend.

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Emotional Eating -- Frustration!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Iím having a bit of a slump and canít seem to get my mind back in the game the past few weeks Iíve gained and then lost it overall Iím up a bit but not so bad.
I have always struggled with emotional eating, it stems from my childhood. I ate to comfort myself when I was home alone (latch key kid-dead beat dad; mom worked 3 jobs to keep a roof over our heads) or when I couldnít express my true feelings. I still struggle with anger and frustration. The past few weeks have been extremely hard on me financially, my husband is unemployed the anticipation on whether or not he will get his unemployment check sucks! He has been unemployed for almost 18 months. I know I should let go of things that I have no control over but you know I love having a roof over my headÖ I have given up several things to get myself in a better financial space. Gotta tell you Iím not missing cable as much as I thought I would but do wish I could watch my morning traffic and weather as I get ready in the am. I am reading more. I have recently taken on going to the pool once or twice a week and then walking or hiking for exercise, if it wasnít for that I would be back up weight wise!! I have a great support system and wish I could carry my buddies in my pocket with me. ARGH!!!

I know what do to and what works I just have to do it. I have to prepare my lunches ahead of time (batch cooking on Sundays-making stone soups with protein & veggies, whole grain breads and make ahead meals that can be popped into the microwave on busy days) and most important I have to get enough sleep 6-8 works best for me and then get up and make my breakfasts daily!!! Make sugar free jello, cut back on the soda pop and get back to water and or other drinks like tea, etc.. if I need a soda, get ones made with natural sugars and no high fructose crap. Throwback Pepsi is made with sugar. Go back to having only 6 oz per day at most less if possible. Make my own drink that uses sugar in moderation like strawberry water and other itemsÖ I have to really get on myself on this stuff.

Okay i need an attitude adjustment!

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-POOKIE- 8/7/2010 2:47AM

    Planning ahead with the batch cooking is a great way to beat stress... it would play into my need to save money as well, knowing I can't waste the food I have already made... does it help you feel good that way too?

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EBPOOKIE 8/7/2010 12:11AM

    Thanks everyone!!

My husband is getting unemployment it started at 200 then went to 160 then back up 200 and now it is at 140.00 and most likely his last extension. He has had several interviews and the one today looks good, just praying for him, he has some disabilities that have gotten in the way before. People can be very judgmental when it comes to his disabilities. Anyway, the VA has been helping him the past 8 weeks and sending him to jobs that hire disables, Goodwill, Vincent dePaul, factories that hire a % of disabled vets etc... so praying he gets the one that interviewed him today!! I know I will do okay because i have to. I can't eat myself happy right? As a matter of fact eating makes me feel bad and if my choices are feeling happy or sad i'm taking happy, if it takes a little more effort for a few days to get past the blues anything for sunshiney feelings :) No more Mister Blue ;) Thanks again!!

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DIFROMWYOMING 8/6/2010 11:59PM

    I have had similar financial stresses with 3 college aged sons out of work all summer and we are stretched as thin as possible trying to keep them afloat. I wonder if we'll survive this, sometimes.
I also struggle with emotional eating and have not had a great summer. It is not easy, but you have a great plan here and I truly believe you CAN and WILL do this for yourself!
Hang in there. I wish your DH the best in finding work. 2 of my sons just did, so things are starting to improve out there!

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REXTINE1 8/6/2010 5:21PM

    I don't know where you live, but maybe you could use an inexpensive antenna to get broadcast TV. We have cable, but the only thing we watch regularly is an hour Saturday night and an hour and a half Sunday night on PBS. The library gets most of our business. Unfortunately, the time to get a cheap converter has passed, but it still would be a permanent fix.

I'm sorry your husband is out of work - we had a son-in-law who was unemployed for two years once, and I was thinking that he should be working at any survival job instead of waiting for an engineering job. For the past few years his family has been OK, but I worry about them. Delivering Pizzas is OK for a part time job, but I don't know if you get unemployment if you do that.

I know there's no way you can just forget everything, but maybe you can think positive for a while each day. Good luck.


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BUGSMOM211 8/6/2010 4:09PM

    You can do it! Keep your head up and think positive for yourself!

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