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Rain

Friday, October 23, 2009

I don't know about you, but rain always seems to make me feel like eating more. Maybe it's because I'm stuck in the house and that darn refrigerator is calling my name. I don't know. It could be because it's just so dark and dreary outside. That also makes me a little depressed...and when I get depressed, I eat.

It seems like its been raining forever, although in reality, it's just the 2nd day. But it is supposed to be raining all day today and again tomorrow.

I am going to really try to refrain from eating everything in my refrigerator and cabinets.

Wish me luck!

  
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JOCELYNN65 10/23/2009 10:53AM

    I am wishing you luck. I know how you feel. My advice to you is to focus on something else - not the rain and how you normally feel in this situation. Try to find something else to do beside opening the refrigerator door (smile). Use the computer or read a book. I started playing games on the computer when I get too bored and frustrated. Finding one that kept my interest was a little challenging, but I found one. Also, try exercising. Believe me it helps!

It's raining where I am too - and will be for the next couple of days. So, I'll be using the advice that I gave you. Wish me luck!

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FURBALLDTH 10/23/2009 10:51AM

    get an umbrella and go walking in the rain. I love walking in the rain. emoticon

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Pickles

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I LOVE Kosher dill pickles. I have loved them since I was little, little girl. Something about the crispness and crunch of a really good dill pickle makes me happy!

I know how much sodium is in pickles. Lucky for me, I have no problem with sodium, so I can eat pickles to my heart's content. They are low in calories, too. I find that I eat them kinda like dessert.

I think maybe pickles remind me of my family life - we always ate them when I was a kid. My dad would go to the deli and bring home all kinds of wonderful foods - salami, corned beef, bagels...and PICKLES from the pickle barrel. Delicious. Nothing better on a hot summer day than a crispy fresh pickle.

  
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NWLIFESRC 10/22/2009 8:45AM

    Love pickles too but worry about the sodium not sure if it's a problem or not

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MYFEETHURT 10/22/2009 8:45AM

  I eat pickles with a sandwich instead of chips. I get my crispy and salty bite without all the calories. And the flavors are endless as well.

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Informercials

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Are you as sick of them as I am? First off, they are always louder than any of the tv shows. Next, they always use such hyberbole. Why can't they just be straightforward and honest. If the product is really as good as they say, why don't they offer free samples so we can find out for ouselves?

Of course, for fitness products like exercise equipment, that wouldn't work. But they could offer gift cards for one time use at a local fitness center that has their equipment available. That might work.

  


Mark Twain

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I am a fan of Mark Twain's sense of humor. I recently attended a program where Warren Brown portrayed Mark Twain. It was wonderful. I felt like I was really seeing him in the flesh. From the time I arrived at the program to the time I left, he never broke out of his character.

Some of my favorite Mark Twain-isms are:

It's better to be popular than right.

Have a place for everything...and keep the thing somewhere else.

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

April 1...is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are the other 364.

  
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*K*KAREN 10/20/2009 9:02AM

    Those are funny!

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Handling the Recession

Monday, October 19, 2009

I am finding it extremely difficult to handle this recession/depression. I lost my job 6 months ago because the owners sold the business. I have been job-hunting with little to no success ever since then.

I am lucky that my husband has a good job that offers us health insurance or we would be in even worse shape than we are.

One good thing, though. In the past, whenever I was under this kind of stressful situation, I would EAT!!!! I would also just give up on exercise as well. NOT THIS TIME! I am watching what I eat and I am walking at least 60 minutes daily. I will not give up this time around. It took me a long time to reach this point...but I know I am happier by far at this weight. I still remember all the discomfort when I carried 112.50 excess pounds on my body. I was afraid to go to movies because I wasn't sure if I would be able to fit in the seat. In fact, I would only go to movie theaters where the armrest can be raised. Now I don't even have to think about it anymore! Yippee!!!

  


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