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Today will be different!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Well, it's Tuesday today and it's Home Fellowship Day. Which means Bible Study at a friend's place then supper. Today, I will either skip dinner or eat a smaller portion for dinner so that eating a little something for supper won't put me over my calorie allotment!

I've just done 45 minutes of Pilates today. It feels good to have done some exercise, even in this oven-like weather! Can't bring myself to do my walks these days, it's soooo hot outside! I can only go out around 6.30pm, when the sunshine has cooled down a bit. But not today because I have Bible Study at 8pm. Have to shower soon, and get ready.

Anyway, I had a long break from Pilates, close to a week because those butterfly rollovers left me with a back ache every time I bent down! My Pilates workout last Tuesday also left me with aching thighs and butt! Hopefully, in the future, 1 day's break will be enough. I just don't want to push myself too hard and burn out. Oh well, I really hope I don't go over in calories today!


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EOWYN2424 5/10/2012 2:03AM

    Dinner is your evening meal. Supper is extra later in the night.

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LIVINGKERRY 5/9/2012 11:04AM

    What is the difference between dinner and supper?

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EOWYN2424 5/9/2012 9:46AM

    1220 to 1500 calories a day.

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SONICB 5/8/2012 6:27PM

    What's your calorie range for the day? I really don't ever advocate that anyone skip a meal, unless they've eaten like, 3000 calories that day already. Ideally, we'd be able to space out our calories throughout the day in a more reasonable way.

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I just couldn't do it!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I did set my alarm clock for 9am! It rang at 9am this morning! But I set it to 10am and went back to sleep. When it rang again at 10am, I thought : 5 minutes more, just 5 minutes more. But by the time I finally got up, it was 11am. Church is at 10.45am. I know, I've been a naughty girl!

I couldn't even bring myself to go to the evening service at 6pm, because a) it's further away b) it will mean that I have to give up my Sunday evening. I had an evening of reading planned. If I go to church at 6pm, I will probably go the the nearby mall with the budget bookshop at 7.45pm, which means I'll probably come home around 9pm, just the thought of that made me balk, as I'm trying to save money for future purchases and outings. So, I didn't really feel like going out.

Anyone ever felt this way? Why does going to church feel like pulling teeth to me now? Sigh!

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ADLINS 5/6/2012 5:28PM

    I had a church years ago that I still miss - they had a wonderful Saturday night service, which I loved. Haven't found a church since that I feel that way about.

I love that you reset the alarm and then hit the snooze! That used to be me. I say used to as since I made this move, I'm generally awake by 6:00 or 6:30 (doesn't matter what time I go to bed), so I'm up by somewhere between 7:00 and 7:45 depending on how long I just lay there and how long the cat lets me. That was not the case before I moved and honestly, I kind of miss it!

Hope you have a good evening!

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BEAGLEMAMA2 5/6/2012 3:10PM

    I think that everyone feels like that at one time or another. Maybe you are not in the right church. Maybe Satan did not want you to hear the sermon for today. There are many reasons...I have felt like that on numerous occasions. Sometimes I give in and not go at all and other times I go. It's when I go I get the most out of the sermon...like it was meant just for me. That is when I firmly believe that Satan did not want me to go and I ruined his plans for me.

Don't beat yourself up over it though. God knows each and every ones heart. Be strong in the Lord! :)

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MAGNOLIA416 5/6/2012 12:54PM

    It'ss ok to stay home and relax on your day off! The work week is so busy so if you can get some down time, take it! I like to be busy but about one Sunday every 5 or 6 weeks I stay home and totally relax in my jammies all day!

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JUDITHANNIE 5/6/2012 9:34AM

    Maybe you just haven't found the right church yet....

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    People go in cycles, maybe you are unhappy there? Is something happening at the church that you don't like and haven't acknowledged to yourself? Or, you could just be in a lazy cycle about attending and that is okay too. Don't beat yourself up about it, just try harder to go next time if it is really important to you.
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TRENTDREAMER 5/6/2012 7:58AM

    "Anyone ever felt this way? Why does going to church feel like pulling teeth to me now? Sigh! "
* Big Questions: Why does going to church feel like pulling teeth to you? Was this always the case? If so, why have you gone? If not, what's changed?

REALLY Big Questions: 50 or 500? The church? You?

just askin'

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A nice walk with a treat in between!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

I walked for 20 minutes to the nearby pet shop. I love animals but I can't have them because I'm afraid I might get infected (I'm a dialysis patient, I have to be extra careful with many things). So, a visit to a pet shop where I'm separated from the cutie by a pane of glass is a treat for me. I get to see and interact with the animals without touching them.

I saw an adorable little maltese puppy. He seemed to get excited by my moving hands, I played with him for a while then it was chow time for the puppies, and I was forgotten. The staff at the pet shop also have a long furred chow chow that wanders around the shop freely. I stroked him with my other hand (the one without the fistula, something in my arm which facilitates dialysis).

I also saw an cute bunny rabbit that got excited when I nodded my head. Whenever I nodded my head, he nodded his too! So adorable! I wish I could bring a furry friend home but I can't! I'll have to see if I can at least get a fish, a Siamese fighting fish (beta splendens). They're fairly easy to care for, I'm told.

Finally, it was about to get dark and I had another 20 minute walk home, I sweated a little but then, I never sweat much usually. I would simply love a pet bunny or a hedgehog! They're so cute! But I can't.

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ADLINS 5/6/2012 5:33PM

    Aww. I, too, wish you could have a pet, but for now the pet shop will have to do. I have a cat and honestly, I don't think I would do as well as I'm doing with this horrible (hopefully I won't be saying that in a month) move with the kitty cat. She is currently sitting with me -- awaiting a treat, which I shall, of course, go give her.

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YELLOWDAHLIA 5/5/2012 8:11PM

    Go for the Siamese Fighting fish if you can. I've had many of them through out the years and I've always enjoyed them. They're pretty to look at, fun to watch and they actually have more personality than you would think for a fish.

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    It is hard to want something and can't have it. I would love a new kitty but we have a large dog and I am hesitant about introducing a cat (kitten) to her. So, I abstain. But I still have the want for a sweet little ball of fur....... I can empathize with you....... emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 5/5/2012 9:45AM

    I use to visit the pet shop before we had a place that we could have a dog in. Sounds like a very good walk.

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Oh! God! I'm still so sore!!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

It hurts when I bend down! It hurts when I squat!!! I don't think I can exercise today. Maybe a nice walk. I did lot's of butterfly rollovers on Tuesday. I can't believe I'm still sore today! Maybe I'll cool it for today...........sigh!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 5/3/2012 9:45AM

    Oh my! Its nice to be sore, but not SORE. I hope you can rest today

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    Get some rest - it's okay to do that once in a while. You're doing emoticon

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BEAGLEMAMA2 5/3/2012 7:53AM

    One day at a time friend...You need to let your body rest and get used to what you are doing. A walk would be nice to get your blood moving!

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Having a vegetarian day!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I'm not supposed to take too much phosphate in my diet because I'm on dialysis. And phosphate being the evil siamese twin of protein, indirectly means I need to cut down my protein intake.

Today, my lunch was vegetarian. And my dinner would have been vegetarian too, if I hadn't caved in and had a few small pieces of fried pork fat! Have you tried it?! Better than crackling!!!! MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Anyway, I've been having meat for the past few days, so I thought I'd go vegetarian today. I'll have a bit of meat tomorrow, then have another vegetarian day. It was hard! That saucy chicken in the tuckshop looked soooooo yummy! But I told myself : "Nope, you had lots of meat yesterday, so time to cut back today, if you keep putting it off till tomorrow, when are you going vegetarian ever? Anyway, the shop will still be there, you can have the chicken some other time!". Sigh! Like I said, it's hard!

I really, really need to bring my phosphate levels down so I don't have to take the super expensive phosphate blocker, Lanthanum salts. The doc gave me a free sample and it tastes AWWWWFUUUUULLLLL! Yuck! I hope never to take it again, plus it's super expensive, I can't afford it. Even if he did prescribe it, I will never get it! Out of the question!

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KANOE10 5/3/2012 2:56PM

    Try eating tofu with peanut sauce..That is a good vegetarian meal! Good luck with the vegetarian day.

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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/2/2012 7:43PM


I am learning a lot about dialysis and food
from your posts.

Am so sorry you have such physical problems.

But You have a great attitude! - and attitude is
a BIG portion of the health equation.

You're on the right track, dear.

Taking small steps is the KEY-
re-learning food, exercise and stress habits.

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    Going Vegetarian is a challenge. Read up on it and you can get lots of ideas of foods that are on the diet and still taste like meat - like veggie burgers. Experiment. Remember your health is the most important thing you can have....... I know emoticon emoticon

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