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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

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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 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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Bills for Utilities

Thursday, March 24, 2011

3 days ago we woke up to no internet. I felt sure it would soon be restored after all I had paid the bill in good time. The last time our internet got cut off was when mercy me I had not paid a bill I had not gotten. But a message flashed on our screen several times and the jist of it was "You are about to have your internet cut off". So I went to the Megacable bldg. or the "YOO YOO" place as I affectionately call it, snort! They have the words YOO YOO repetively up on the outside wall. After a lot of hassle they agreed to take the money owed though I said "You need to send a bill" and they said they did. I did get the bill about 4 days later. Anyway the computer churned out that we owed such and such an amount and I paid it and by later we had the internet back. The fellow made sure I knew that the bill should be paid by the 20th of each month wether we got a bill or not. Okay!! This time I paid the bill at a corner store which they assure you is the same as paying at the big bldg. In plenty of time too (we did get a bill 3 days before it had to be paid) so I felt smug that it was all taken care of. The day after the internet went down without warning again I went to the YOO YOO bldg. and this time I said "Here is the bill all paid in plenty of time". She let me know that the store hadn't informed them. Oh, Crap! There doesn't seem to be any reconnection charge, Thank Dog.

We went through this with the electric bill as well recently (no boring details) We had one very hot night with no fans or A/C available and then found where to pay it.

In Canada you get about 2 mos. notice to pay before they cut off any utility. I can pay them online too which is fantastic. It makes me a little crazy to have to outwit the utility co. each month but that is how I feel. Now when anyone mentions the utilitys we both say" When you get your bill run right over there and pay it and it might already be too late if you are not lucky."

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THINAGAIN66 3/24/2011 9:08PM

    I don't know if you can do this where you live, but I have my utility bills set up to automatically come out of my checking account. They don't come out until the due date which is
about the same every month. I still get a bill telling how much it will be, but it is never late getting paid this way. You might want to check it out.

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Back to Walking Mornings

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I had decided to take the dogs and walk with them on the bike path in the desert and then break the Fast with the dogs by drinking water the same time as them. That did not work out so well. Right around that time the local mountain bike club seemed to get more active than ever before. So I was encountering them far more often on the trail than I care to. They even had a competition on Sunday and they left a ton of garbage on what had been an almost pristine trail. That choked me up but like Charlie says "It is their country." So what to do? I decided to revisit the idea of doing it in the morning again and that is what I ended up doing. I am just a person who likes to have a plan and the plan must then be carried out. So again I am getting up at 5:00AM, eating breakfast and drinking a lot of water and off to the desert to take the dogs for a good walk. I have done it 3 days in a row now and it is working out okay. I really need to get to bed at a decent time every night though.
On another note Charlie is quite sick. He is on warfarin for a blood clot in his left leg he developed after surgery 2 yrs. ago. We get his INR tested in a lab here regularly and it has been low since we came. I was told to up his dosage if it got too low and that is what I did. The reaction seems to be that and artery broke down in his arm and his arm is black and blue. Also he is very weak and sleeps most of the time. He is just plain sick. Poor guy, the Dr. said we should be glad it wasn't in his brain or he would have had a stroke or in his retina which would have rendered him blind.
You would think that I would eat less with the Fast but I find once I start eating in the evenings I can't stop. I eat supper, then lunch and then snacks. I get very full and that is not a good feeling either. I know it starts in my head and travels to my mouth and hands. There is a feeling of just can't get enough and I don't usually feel that crazy when not fasting. I guess I just should pray more and be thankful that the food I have is so healthy. But too much of even healthy food is not good either.Got to think on this for a while!


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