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Sunday, May 04, 2014

I am supposed to eat 1560 - 1910 calories a day now.....
I try to eat but, I don't do this many calories in a day and, I still cannot lose weight, I know it is the thryoid.
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I was working at a restaurant for two weeks.. they had too many sweets and, I was just being tempted too much. High sugar and high calorie counts equals weight gain and high sugar levels too.. emoticon Now I am still looking for work, but part time, in the mean time I keep track of food and exercise and,
will keep doing it till I reach level 20...then I am done. emoticon

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PATTIEMCD 5/12/2014 10:29PM

    I work at the Commissary on Base and am surrounded by food. Many of the employees there are very obese because they go to the bakery dept/Deli dept/ grab chips and sodas, etc. instead of grabbing fresh fruits & veggies on their lunch breaks. I hope you get your thyroid checked out and under control.

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GABIBEAR 5/5/2014 12:31PM

    emoticon Have you seen a doctor about the thyroid problem Eliza? Isn't there anything that can be done? I just started the 10-Day Detox diet and I really like it. It is basically an elimination diet. After the 10 days you start adding in the foods one by one that you eliminate and then see which foods you are allergic to. We'll see how it all goes. Hope everything works out for you this month!

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RHOOK20047 5/5/2014 7:27AM

    I have never eaten the calories that I am supposed to. When I started here it told me that I was to eat 2500-3500 calories a day. I only changed what I ate. Made wise food choices and cut out the sweets and all the bread. It made the change and I have been losing since July. Those numbers are only a suggestion, not written in stone. Give it a try and it might work. Just change up your diet a little and see if it doesn't make a difference.

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RDEE22 5/5/2014 6:42AM

    Do what you feel is right for you. It sounds like a plan. Goodluck with the job search.

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SUSIEPH1 5/4/2014 8:46PM

    Yes it's hard to eat what the tracker says .. I discussed this with my doctor and he suggested that I eat from 1000-2500.
If I do a lot of exercise eat in the high range, if mostly sitting around eat in the low range ..
So I tried this and it seems to be working .. Unless of course I decide to finish off all the Easter Eggs Lol! .
I set my own tracker.. It's a lot of fiddling around ..but once you get in the grove that works for you .. It's easy ..
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1CRAZYDOG 5/4/2014 5:30PM

    Thyroid disease is a bugger to be sure (I have it too). Good luck. You have a plan and don't be afraid to change it up if you need to as you go along!

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LILYDOG11 5/4/2014 4:08PM

    I had to adjust my calorie intake, I was eating too few calories and not losing weight, now that I can eat up to 1550 calories I've been losing but of course last week was one big cheat for me so I didn't lose. I went grocery shopping and have planned meals for this week. Best wishes on your weight loss.

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AVEYBABY 5/4/2014 2:58PM

    I know what you mean about the calories, it says sometimes that I haven't eaten enough, but I eat what I normally eat, I'm not starving myself, and I figure if I eat less calories and exercise, am I not going to burn fat and lose weight?
Anyhow, keep up the good work! I suggest you look for a job where there's no food around…lol! Maybe a store that sells clothes or books, or an outdoor job. I have considered dog walking as I could get paid and also get exercise! emoticon
Good luck!

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ELRIDDICK 5/4/2014 2:44PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Spring and Easter

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In her book Poetry as Prayer: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Maria Lichtmann quotes from his spiritual notes: “All things therefore are charged with love, are charged with God, and if we know how to touch them, give off sparks and take fire, yield drops and flow, ring and tell of him.”

Hopkins knew “how to touch” them and how to see God’s presence. As a youth, “he loved to climb to the top of tall trees and enjoy the view.” He could spend hours fascinated by an ant hill or studying the ice crystals in a puddle of water on cold mornings. He also knew dryness, frustration, rejection, and depression as his “terrible sonnets” reveal. “Send my roots rain,” he pleaded in his poem. “Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend with Thee.”

Like St. Francis, he lived the Paschal mystery.

Eternal Spring

Budding blossoms from dry, bare branches is our background for celebrating the Paschal mystery. The bruised and beaten body of Jesus hung on the cross and lay dead in the tomb for three days. But Jesus joyously rose, peace-giving, forgiving, bestowing new life on our tired world.

Easter is not only a past event. The risen Jesus shared his new life with his disciples and is now sharing his risen life with us. St. Paul says; “Just as Christ was raised from the dead . . . we too [through faith and Baptism] live in newness of life.” We are united with him in the resurrection. We are transformed. “To be in Christ,” Paul told the Corinthians, “means being a completely new creature.”

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI called Jesus’ resurrection “the inbreaking of a new world. . . . It opens up a new kind of future for the human family—a future of living with God forever.”

We could say “an eternal spring” exists where God’s life and love prevail. Easter-spring makes me stop in awe.

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RDEE22 4/18/2014 1:37AM

    Thanks for sharing Elizabeth. emoticon

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Classic Alfredo Recipe

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

1 jar cheesy RAGU classic Alfredo
Ronzoni healthy harvest thin spaghetti, cook as directed,
Great value reduced fat parmesan
2 cups cooked chicken
2 cups spinach pepper and or salt to taste..

This is a heart healthy diet recipe I made today..

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SAL1512 6/7/2014 12:55AM

    Yum Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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IDLETYME 4/13/2014 6:54PM

    You are a really great blogger. The recipe looks and sounds great.
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RR1_RR1 3/30/2014 1:59PM

    mmm making me hungry! I love that alfredo sauce. I also have a recipe- its a low fat version with just feta cheese(the low fat kind) in a pan w skim milk and virgin olive oil. It tastes better w cream and butter but thats the high fat version lol.

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RORYLYONS 3/27/2014 3:35AM

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RDEE22 3/13/2014 4:37AM

    Great recipe. Thanks Eliza! emoticon

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4EVERNESS 3/13/2014 1:00AM

    Sounds wonderful! I usually just make a medium white sauce, add a few herbs and 3/4 cup romano/parmesano mix. then mix with pasta and chicken. This sounds better and easier. Thank you!

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GABIBEAR 3/13/2014 12:38AM

    That looks really good Eliza!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/12/2014 8:36PM

    Looks yummy! Thanks! HUGS!

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

“How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?”

― Satchel Paige

Something to think about..

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CJBAGGINS 4/15/2014 9:26PM

    Great question!

Thanks for giving me something to think about!


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SEAWILLOW 3/7/2014 9:04AM

    I wonder..your as young as you feel.

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4EVERNESS 3/6/2014 10:13PM

    I have always been old, yet most times feel very young mentally and energetically, and yet there are days my body wants to try to fool me into getting older. Absurd!

Interesting thought for your blog, thank you!

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MERRYMARY42 3/6/2014 7:48PM

    great question, and I think I would be about half as old as I am now, but it is a different story when I get up in the morning emoticon

but I would not want to go back too many years, I do not want to go though all my ups and downs again, and there have been great ups but sad downs

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RDEE22 3/6/2014 5:59PM

    I am as old as I feel on the inside,............until I go past the mirror.

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SUSIEPH1 3/6/2014 5:38PM

    I am as old as I act and feel .. Live each day as if its your last ... Don't look back unless its with love in your heart ..
Live for tomorrow ..
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1CRAZYDOG 3/6/2014 5:32PM

    Just the age I am. Frankly, no regrets in life with the choices I've made, and I wouldn't want to go thru the lessons I've had to learn to get to where I'm at now! So, embracing TODAY!!!

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-DAVE- 3/6/2014 12:49PM

    I knew somebody would bring this up. Ah!!

Too old.

Thanks for reminding me to walk today.


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Death and Life

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This is a picture of Randy my older Brother who passed away 9-13-13..I found this picture of him and put it near the Lady of Guadalupe with a rose, he is resting and please pray for him, the other picture if of my roses growing or blooming this Feb. 16, 2014, spring is not supposed to arrive till March 21, here according to the calendar but, in my yard it has arrived... New Life.
Randy is also 'Cid Lasher' he changed his name, whatever name he was such a special person, I miss him.. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 3/6/2014 5:36PM

    So very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace .. Love that's your Rosé bloomed early .. Perhaps especially for your Brother xxx
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GABIBEAR 2/20/2014 11:32PM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved brother, Eliza. My prayers go out for him and for you. What a beautiful remembrance of him. emoticon + emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 2/19/2014 8:46AM

    May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in your love for him.

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RDEE22 2/18/2014 7:35PM

    May your brother Rest In Peace. emoticon

So lovely to see Spring popping out already.


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1CRAZYDOG 2/18/2014 6:34PM

    ((((HUGS)))) That's a nice way to remember your beloved brother. I lost my brother 32 yrs. ago on the 8th (02-08-1982). Some days it seems like yesterday, other times it seems long ago.

You'll always have your brother in your heart, and that's a very safe place.


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JACKIEPB 2/18/2014 6:12PM

    Good to keep his memory alive. On another note, you have roses blooming????! I'm so jealous. With as much snow as we have I don't think we'll see flowers till July!

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ALFBUNDY 2/18/2014 4:45PM

    What a lovely statue. May he R I P. My the Lord bring you comfort & peace to help you deal with your tragic loss.

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SABLENESS 2/18/2014 4:30PM

    May he rest in peace, and may you know peace in your loss. emoticon

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4EVERNESS 2/18/2014 1:32PM

    Hymn of long ago.
Soft as the voice of an angel
breathing a lesson unheard
Hope with a gentle persuasion
whispers her comforting words
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow
after the tempest is done
Whispering hope
oh how welcome thy voice
making my heart
in its sorrow rejoice..........
Fresh buds in my daughter's yard..of creeping charlie..odd how the little white and lavendar flowers, so delicate, look like Our Lady in prayer....

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MCJULIEO 2/18/2014 11:47AM

    So sorry for your loss... I hope that you can get comfort from the Lord...

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