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Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Feeling much better now!

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ROBYN168 9/23/2010 6:35AM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better Emmy!!!

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REXTINE1 9/22/2010 9:23PM

    Glad to hear it.

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SUSIEMT 9/22/2010 8:40PM

    Yea you!!!! emoticon

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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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