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Housewifely day

Monday, July 21, 2014

Really satisfied with my day so far, went to Zumba, bought some gloves (just developed Reynaud's and it's tough in winter) and some new pillows. Then home for the electrician to install a heated towel rail in the middle flat, while I ate a three egg white 1 yolk omelette, and prepped my veggies for the week.
Now in the fridge, celery, shredded cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cauliflower soup, broccoli & celery soup, and caramelised onions. Chicken sliced and ready in single serves to cook, and prawns defrosting. Yoghurt for DH on the sill coddling away...
Time for a shower and a sit down, then might even get outside if I wrap up warm enough.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2014 10:21PM

    Raynaud's is tough in the winter. I have I also.

Have a great evening.

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Steamed to sleep

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This weekend I have been tidying the house since DH has been out of town.
The kitchen and bedroom are a marvel, living room and lobby, not so much.
I'll be picking him up at the airport this morning an we will go for a swim.

Yesterday I spent two hours in the steam room, came out boiled and steamy warm, shopped for vegetables, home for an early dinner and turned in at about 8. Had near enough to nine hours sleep! Usually I am lucky to get five.

Still raining so it will be another mostly indoor day for me, I think.

Have a good one, Sparkies!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2014 9:14PM

    Sounds like a good day, even thought it's raining!

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    I've heard many people state the wonders of steam baths. It's supposed to help in weight loss actually.

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VEG954 7/20/2014 2:15PM

  Enjoy your day.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 7/20/2014 1:25PM

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WETPTARMIGAN 7/20/2014 1:03PM

    Steamed chicken with vegetables! emoticon emoticon

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Biggest loser challenge

Friday, July 18, 2014

Yesterday was weigh in day for my new six week challenge. I've been weighing regularly again after neglecting the scales for a few months, and boy does it show. I remember now, the scale is my friend. We need to keep in regular touch.
It's good to be tackling a challenge, I am on another round of the Cura and I like having people concentrating on dropping unwanted weight around me. You know what I mean, when you are in weight loss mode, sometimes you are well focused, sometimes things get a little fuzzy. Well, for me, anyway.

I'm journalling and noticed a couple of things in the last few days.
1 when I'm hungry, it can feel like an emergency. I want instant gratification.
2 when my veggies are prepped and waiting all ready to be eaten in a few minutes, I tend to grab them to satisfy my hunger. Otherwise, I grab fruit. Which means I eat too much fruit to suit my preferred style of eating.
3 I will go for a crisp apple over celery. This needs to stop. No excuses!
4 when I want more to eat, I have been making fruit my default. I need to switch to default to veggies (predictive text made that Vegas, I wouldn't mind defaulting to Vegas)

Ergo, I have to make sure my veggies are prepped ready to go, and stick with a veggie choice. Look out, sugar monster, you are now officially in my sights.

On another matter,I looked at my calendar to schedule my approach to my goals. Sigh. Better get on with it!
General Fifi
Marshaling her resources.

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GARDENQE2 7/19/2014 7:00PM

    Hee! Hee! I liked your default to Vegas!
Once I was typing Berkeley (the University) and it told me I should use "broccoli."

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WETPTARMIGAN 7/18/2014 10:07PM

    Forward march! Or is that downward march!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/18/2014 9:01PM

    Moderation is what works for me.

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TRESSWANN 7/18/2014 8:57PM

    Prep makes a difference

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    Why veggies instead of fruit? I finally found a few fruits I like- peaches and strawberries.
I am a veggie preffarian. Give me raw peppers, celery or carrots and I'm happy. Add onion, garlic, herbs a few tomatoes and some heat...heaven.

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    Well now, this sounds like the Fifi I've grown to love and cheer on to victory.

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BOHEMIANCAT 7/18/2014 6:44PM

    I love fruit and had always rather eat fruit. I too have been chopping up veggies to keep them handy in a crisis!

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ARTJAC 7/18/2014 6:19PM


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VEG954 7/18/2014 5:43PM

  If it isn't in the house it won't wind up in my mouth.
Living alone has its advantages.
This is but one of them.
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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 7/18/2014 5:38PM

    I do the same thing! Mostly because I already have the fruit prepped and ready to go (cantaloupe, fresh pineapple). You reminded me that I need to prep those celery sticks and carrots too. Thanks!

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So cold I really needed something to warm me up

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The heating at work is broken and I have been freezing cold all day as the rain and sleet came down. Finally winter after the mildest of weather so far.

Brrr! I made sure to have a hot cup of tea befor leaving work tonight, then dashed up the steps to turn on the heaters.
It's days like these that I really want to carb load, but, I am on the Cura and 450 calories is my lot. So, another hot cuppa tea ( I add chai spices to black tea, it makes it more warming in winter) and a teeny tiny little dinner, I think I'll go to bed early.

Meanwhile, staunch DH is in the pool, swimming three Ks.
He is a hero. Normally I'd be doing my warm swim but after a day's work I don't have it in me to go through all that palaver, including dressing in a cool changing room after skipping a cool shower, all on such a little amount of food. Next week I hope my energy will have kicked in, but today, as soon as my blanket heats up, I am having a nice hot bath and hopping into bed.

I must remember to drink more water, I need to get a thermos so I can have hot water to hand at my desk.

Enjoy your summer, Sparkies, and think of us on the other side of the world, suffering the winter chills.

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ARTJAC 7/17/2014 2:16AM


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WATERMELLEN 7/16/2014 10:11PM

    Sending you some warm thoughts -- and I know you'll reciprocate in February!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/16/2014 10:08PM

    Well, get some rest!

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    Not so hot here either. The rain has gone but it hasn't warmed up to the usual 90-95 degree heat waves

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VEG954 7/16/2014 2:02PM

  I am sending you emoticon and warm weather from Florida.

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ROSINVN 7/16/2014 7:03AM

Sounds like a good plan! hard to do exercise on so few calories and think of all the ones you are burning trying to keep warm. You are so good at blogging!

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    If only you could send some our way! Let's do an exchange!

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Gone quiet: Racewellwon, Kathrynlp, Motlem

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I'm missing my SparkBuddies Racewellwon, Kathrynlp and Motlem, who were posting away one day, and offline the next. They were so inspiring and such fun, I really enjoyed them.
Two of the three have health issues that I know of, but the third, just disappeared.
emoticon Karen, Mel, Kathryn. I can't help but worry and hope you are OK out there in the real world.
Three SparkBuddies is a lot to lose in one year, especially if you are not a one for hundreds of Spark Friends. I do need my Sparkfriends to keep on posting and plugging away through the good times and the bad, to show me that

Later: heard from Mel yesterday emoticon

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ARTJAC 7/15/2014 4:52AM

    mel is well i spoke to her on monday and kathrynlp has a blog on sparks today

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    Yes, I know how you feel. I have lost friends on spark in the final sense and some simply need a spark break

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RDEE22 7/13/2014 9:17PM

    I speak to Mel regularly and she is good. We miss her on Sparks as well!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 7/13/2014 6:22PM

    I wondered about Motlem too. I really miss her blogs. And Rhymeswithbaby, I miss her a lot too. I'm keeping my fingers crossed they come back one day.

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VEG954 7/13/2014 5:06PM

  emoticon Very sad!

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GINNABOOTS 7/13/2014 3:02PM

    I was wondering too about Motlem. I loved her blogs. She has quite the sense of humor. Miss her too! Don't know the others, but I hope they come back to spark.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/13/2014 2:21PM

    Yes, I know RACEWELLON and MOTLEM have health issues, don't know about KATHRYNLP. It is hard when a Spark friend goes silent . . . no matter the reason.


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