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The Roof, roof, roof

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Just a short blog today (I have made a vow to try to do so regularly as a journal). We are putting a new roof on and I thought I could avoid most of it but as usual even though this was not my idea I am doing half the work. We are putting strapping on top of shingles and then tin. My anal husband wanted all the strapping painted so I had to paint 100 2X4s with old paint. This is so no rot can happen. It will look fantastic when it is all finished but it is such hard work and my body aches in places I never knew had nerve endings. But friends are coming for a visit tomorrow and the next day and we will fish all day. Have to pee in a bucket, get a lot of sun and generally get exhausted. But the salmon are huge and so delicious it makes my mouth water. They are plentiful right now probably the only place in the world with lots of salmon. We can catch 12 a day and trout are freebies. What a life!

  


Patience and Tolerance

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Usually I am a fairly patient person. I have to be with a husband with a neurological disorder, difficult family and well I am getting older not younger. Usually I am content with my degree of patience. Averting tantrums on the homefront is usually a snap, family can be thought about later and their stuff can be ignored as a rule. What else can you do? But in May our old dog died, sad but inevitable. Then our delightful pup was killed by accident that one I had far more difficulty with. A lot of family crap happened, not able to deal quite as easily with it as usual. That is how I came to tell my youngest daughter that she had a big mouth and that she thinks she knows everything. Ouch! She is angry, never mind that I hit the nail on the head. Her older sister had a long talk with me yesterday(when did she get to be the mom and I the kid?) But the gist of what she said was 1. Mom, people are all varying degrees of difficult and you need to tolerate them. You will only make friends with those whom you enjoy but she is your daughter. 2. No matter what you cannot go all your life without those two grandkids we all adore. Amen to that! So now what. Cards and letters first, Then phone and ask to talk to grandkids. 3. After a while you will go there and pretend nothing ever happened. So sayeth the wise daughter. AMEN

Other than that I love spark coach, am doing well tracking food, trying out exercises and if I can simmer down I will get onto the last of ElizRns stuff. My wight is finally down below 145, just. I have been there a long time and want to get better. I have thought of a new hairdo that I can make happen so here comes the new me!

  
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SSKELTON1 8/25/2012 2:57PM

    glad to see you are still here....to tell the truth i just had a blow up with one of my children,,,,,,,,must come with age....lol emoticon
All water under the bridge now!
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I will have to look to see if you have updated any photos....Ive been kinda in a platue of my own emoticon
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BINGEFREEBABE 8/24/2012 8:54AM

   
Thanks for sharing this. As the mother of two girls, I totally get the dynamic.

Best wishes on your journey, Hope.

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Feel So Optomistic Today!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I started today by setting down what I will eat all day.It is all stuff I love but is low cal. Sure am glad I bought all those little 35 cal. yogurts yesterday. I also bought some pcs. of clothing in a size smaller than I am. When I talked to my husband about it he said "It was just your birthday and you didn't get anything other than a cake so you should blow some money!!" That is not his usual. Then this morning I got 25 pts on the wheel and 20 on the bonus spin. Somebody is indicating that I am going to do well today. I think I have put enough thought into my resistance to log calories and I will do it no matter what. I am just allowing myself to do it on paper. So I will have yogurt and flax seeds for breakfast, cottage cheese, salad, sweet potato and red cabbage for lunch and salmon salad for supper. For snacks I will have 2 tiny desserts of no cal jello, yogurt and cranberry sc. and if necessary another 35 cal. yogurt. I will walk, skip and do isometric exercises. That should do it. Thank you all for your encouragement.

  
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SSKELTON1 8/22/2011 6:14PM

    doesnt matter where you track or how....tracking is tracking. Good for you!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Two Very Important things I learned!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I have always wondered why I am so resistant to keeping a log of all the food I eat. Today I finally found out- I am an intuitive person therefore am more apt to look at the larger picture and a bit of a know it all. Yes, that is hard to admit but something I have suspected for a long time. So in order to have weight loss tools work for me I need to use them ie. food log. I must become more humble no joking around, this is important. Another thing I found out is that the type of appetite I have is called portion distortion. I need to slow down. So it adds up to slow down, think humble(I do not know it all), like Dr. Phil says"How is that working for you?" NOT!!!! I love this working on figuring out who and what I am. It is so interesting. Next blog will be about utilizing those tools and how it works. Bought a skipping rope yesterday for $1. Sure glad I did. I can still jump rope but not for a long time at once so must go at it often and add up the mins.

  
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SSKELTON1 8/13/2011 8:13PM

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wow...i have felt the same...i know others can see my tracker ( i allow this) but i felt i have to give in to the pefection part of me...i am normal and i eat..i give my self permission to eat in front of sparkpeople. I have fought the blog and journeling thing because i felt... if its written down then it is real....i have given in to that thought too...blog and journal...and im still alive emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Great Truths

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

For the second time I have learned a truth that one had better get a grip on. When all the cars on the street are honking at you, you may be driving the wrong way on a one way street. Again this morning I did this. Thank Dog in Mexico you are allowed to make U-turns so I corrected as quickly as I could. This city has mostly one way streets and you'd better memorize them. Whew!!!Badi and Lala and I went for our great walk this morning . I always end up sweating on the way back so it must be a good workout. I will miss that when we go back to Canada. The movie Talk with a King is on so I want to see it while Charlie can go and see a thriller with Robert de Niro. I'd better get some breakfast and then get moving on cleaning the kitchen. I am about 1/4 done and that is the hardest room in the house. An excellent beginning to our return.

  
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ELIZRN 8/19/2012 7:40PM

  OH....did you mean "thank GOD"....actually Dog is God backwards. I truly feel God when I am with Dogs, so perhaps you didn't make a mistake after all. Anyway, you did get to turn around. If you lived in Florida the drivers would have just run into you. Most don't know where the horn is located in the car & if they do, they don't like noises that disturb their hearing aides.

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