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Day 15 - Monday

Monday, September 15, 2014


I LOVE Mondays, it always feels like not only a new day but a new beginning.


I went to a farm this morning and got some of their fresh picked Gala apples. We mainly eat them just as they are but I know I'm going to put one in the microwave for a snack for me, I just have to find out what to put in the apple when I core it and how long it goes in the microwave! I read about doing that somewhere but can't remember where! Also picked up some field tomatoes at the farmers place and had a toasted tomato sandwich for my lunch.

I've got chicken breasts and vegetables in the crock part that will be our supper and that's it for today! I got in a walk too!

Seems I'm always talking about food but I'm not obsessing, just planning!

Day 15 of my personal challenge and I can hardly believe half a month has gone by. I forgot to weigh this morning but I'm mostly going by how I feel anyway, not what the scales tell me. Always nice to see them being kind to me though. emoticon

I'm going to have a cup of coffee now and read some blogs.


  
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IMEMINE1 9/16/2014 5:22AM

    I enjoy your blogs and am enjoying how well you are eating and keeping on track.
We all should be a s successful.
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SPARKFRAN514 9/15/2014 10:54PM

    emoticon no apples so a tomato will have to due. they had a apple recipe here on Spark today sounded good to me and I got four apples at the farm yesterday and some potatoes too they had a few peaches but peach season is giving way to Apples and Fall have a great week
It would be far easier to lose weight permanently if replacement parts weren't so handy in the refrigerator. ~Hugh Allen


A waist is a terrible thing to mind. ~Tom Wilson



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RAINBOWMF 9/15/2014 8:35PM

    Nice fresh things from the farm, how nice.

I had an apple in the micro tonight.

Keep up the good work. I also forgot to weight this morning.

Love Mary

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HARROWJET 9/15/2014 7:15PM

    This is such a nice time of year for getting fresh, local produce. We have been enjoying many tomato sandwiches. Keep doing what you are doing. You are doing great.

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GRANJERRY1 9/15/2014 2:33PM

    emoticon Great Going Gloria....you doing so well and are a motivation.... emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 9/15/2014 2:30PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love makes everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Day 14 of my September Challenge

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My personal challenge for September was/is to eat healthy and get in exercise. I did not make specific things like 'so many days' etc., I mean "every" day! With my painful leg, the exercise part is difficult but most days I manage to get in a bit of walking, might be the inside perimeter of Walmarts or might be walking up and down my hallway but I do do something!

Food wise, all is well! We haven't had our supper but I planned on my homemade chili, rye toast and Becel. May have a banana after, if I want one.

Not much to say today, I'm doing well and feeling good. Just having a quiet, relaxing Sunday.





  
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Love Mary

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/14/2014 5:45PM

    Wow two weeks my how time flies when you are having fun, keep up the good work

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Day 13

Saturday, September 13, 2014


A beautiful day here. I know it isn't officially Autumn for another week but our weather says it is. Nice and cool, gentle breeze, next will come the colourful leaves on the trees. And pumpkin, can't forget pumpkin!

There is an Apple Festival next week in a small town near us. We won't be going but the entertainment is great and there are all varieties of apple to purchase. The festival is a sure sign of fall.

I did really good again today with my eating, got in just a bit of walking, not much. We went to a Chinese restaurant for our dinner tonight, with my sister and her husband. No one said anything but they all looked at my (near) empty plate when I came back to our table! I had a small slice of ham roast, some cooked mushroom, 1/2 deviled egg and a bean salad! Could not eat the bean salad, it had a terrible taste to it and usually those kind of salads are delicious! Before this meal I had a bowl of Won Ton soup but pretty well just had the broth and I put lots of green onions in it and some floating pieces of Won Ton. Dessert was a mixture of fresh cantaloupe and honeydew melon. So I did well while dining out and I feel good about that.

Lots of talking, catching up on the past week's news of our families and of course we laughed a lot of other happenings in our lives! We went for a nice drive in the country too, which all four of us enjoy.

That was my day.




  
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SPARKFRAN514 9/14/2014 5:41PM

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LEANJEAN6 9/14/2014 10:00AM

    Hi Gloria-I used to live in Burlington--London--Port Stanley-----Where are you located?---And yes, we have lots of big wildlife!-Lynda

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/14/2014 8:36AM

    Gloria, it sounds like you are doing great...I'm so proud of you! Congrats on day 13 and beyond...keep going!
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    emoticon You are doing so goo. That is emoticon
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FLSUNSHINE1931 9/13/2014 9:31PM

    I wish we would get some cooler weather. I sweat, and sweat and sweat today working around. I love reading your blogs, and get a lot of support to stay on program here.
I am turning in as Judy is coming around 9:00 with another load of things to put upstairs before church.

Have a good night's rest.
Marsha/FL
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RAINBOWMF 9/13/2014 8:49PM

    Sorry your dinner for you was not the best.
But happy you made good choices.
I think it is wonderful that you get out for your 4some dinners.

Hugs Mary

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GEORGE815 9/13/2014 8:19PM

    You made a lot of wise decisions at the Chinese restaurant.

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SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 13, 2014




The calendar on my kitchen wall
Boldly proclaims it's fall
But I need no pin-up to inform me
Of autumn's coming weather spree.

September winds are blowing now,
Storming over hill and dale I allow,
Mountains are showing snowcaps
And skies are alive with thunderclaps.

The patter on my roof is chilly rain,
Thunder quakes my windowpanes,
My weathervane is wildly spinning,
The wet of September is beginning.

Days are short and nights are longer
Firewood is piled high in the corner,
Summer chores are mostly complete
And the pantry is full of sweet treats.

Soon noisy Geese will fly south again
And sleepy bears will curl up in dens,
Animals everywhere are well aware
That change is in the cooling air.

Trees will turn their leaves of green
To autumn hues for wintry scenes
Then swirling off in the gusty breeze
Will settle to wait for winter's freeze.

Fun in summer sun has waned away
And I brace for gloomier days,
For months I'll be at natures ill will
As my world grows bleak and still.

Let it rain and let misty winds blow
Bring on grays and early snow,
Usher in frosty morn's crunch of ice,
Outside will be bad but fireside is nice.

by Kenneth J Ellison

  
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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/13/2014 4:32PM

    emoticon I so look forward to fall, hope cool weather comes soon it is 103 today

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RAINBOWMF 9/13/2014 1:01PM

    I love fall but not this soon.
All this rain is just not fun.

Nice poem.

Hugs Mary

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    emoticon I love this time of year.

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PICKIE98 9/13/2014 8:03AM

    It is still summer, but where I live, we are covering up with quilts and blankets already. Still have more than a week of summer...

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Day 12

Friday, September 12, 2014

Not a nice day outdoors but sure is cozy in the house! Iíve done well today with my eating but didnít get in any real exercise. Unless I count going up and down the stairs to do laundry?

Meals: hot porridge for breakfast, along with fat-free Greek Yogurt . . .excellent drink made in my drink machine for lunch, a Blueberry Blast, plus a small dish of jell-o . . . supper was to be a salmon pattie, rice with vegetables and then some unsweetened applesauce. My hubby changed that . . . he wanted KFC so I had one piece of chicken, a spoon of the coleslaw and stopped there! No damage done but I would have preferred the salmon pattie. However, I feel I did well today and my eating is finished until morning. Iím satisfied.

My Blueberry Blast


Wee Snooks with her rawhide bone in her mouth, greeting me as I came in the room. Canít see in the photo but her tail was wagging a mile a minute, lol.


Weíll be going to a Chinese Restaurant tomorrow night with my sister and her husband. Iím thinking ahead of time what Iíll have. Maybe start with my usual Won ton soup, itís a broth soup and Iíll only put one Won Ton in it. For the main course, oh dear, that is going to be something! But perhaps a slice of roast beef, some mushroom & small shrimps and a salad. Dessert will be fresh fruit. A little planning saves me from looking at everything and perhaps some of what I don't want, finding it's way on my plate!!

Iím so excited about this being my 12th day of my September Challenge and I havenít wavered one iota! And the best part is Iím not obsessing about food and everything is finally coming together for me. My mind is not on food constantly.





  
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IMEMINE1 9/13/2014 7:37AM

    emoticon We treat ourselves to the Chinese Buffet about once a month. You just have to watch what you pick to eat.
Ice cream is always our down fall! You are doing great!!! emoticon I have faith in you. emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 9/12/2014 9:02PM

    12 days emoticon I knew you could do it.

This as been fun. September as been Great so far.
We will make it all the way to the end, won't we

Love Mary

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/12/2014 8:13PM

    emoticon Some times our hubbies change our minds about what to eat, mine kept saying he was going to make a pot of beans and bacon. But I had fish planned for dinner. I talked him in to the fish.
Good planning on your meal for tomorrow enjoy your family.

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144AUTUMN 9/12/2014 6:58PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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