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Day 20

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I spent a day with a girlfriend who wavers in and out the dark regions of depression. I got her out of her housecoat and into 'outdoor' clothes. We took a trip to Michael's to look at paint brushes and canvases. She didn't want to buy anything, but it was a positive foray into the neighbourhood.

Did I wear my pedometer? Nope. I just tried to balance my sit-down hobbies and some get-up-and-go activities.

The grass got cut. Laundry washed and dried... even got put away!!

I made a healthy salmon dinner, acorn squash and green beans on the side. We invited our neighbour over to share the meal. I just knew the excursion would exhaust her too much to make a healthy choice. She loved the company and we got a charge out of watching her take on more calories than she usually does. :)

Oh, did I mention that yesterday had been grocery shopping day? That's why I had inspiration in the kitchen last night.

I treated myself to a video evening to do knitting until bedtime. I love watching the campy fairy tale, The Princess Bride. Who couldn't love a farmer boy who keeps saying, "As you wish"!!!???

  
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SHERIO5 10/22/2012 11:44AM

    It sounds as if you had a very active day! What a goood friend you are!

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IUHRYTR 10/21/2012 8:13PM

    Thank you for caring about your friend. -- Lou

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PICKIE98 10/21/2012 3:44PM

    You are a great friend.

I LOVE the Princess Bride..

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L*I*T*A* 10/21/2012 1:51PM

    your kindness and generosity shine.................... emoticon

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GEORGE815 10/21/2012 12:56PM

    Great blog to comment on. Nice of you to care for your troubled girlfriend. Hope she is able to rise above what troubles her. Great dinner you shared. Love that Princess Bride. I have viewed in many times. Love the Peter Cook as the minister, declaring Marwedge. The guy battling the hero, switching wines, Thisscilian. Its all good!

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Day 19

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My restaurant meal was a success! I did divide the dinner into halfs: ate one, brought the other home.

Today I will be doing housework to keep active. The lawn needs its last cut of the season, 2 loads of laundry, vacuuming and whatever else looks 'needing to be done'.
I have walked my morning route and breakfast was within a healthy quota.

Have a good day! Let's keep ourselves positive and grateful.

  
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L*I*T*A* 10/20/2012 8:31PM

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IUHRYTR 10/20/2012 8:10PM

    Count those housecleaning and mowing cardio minutes! I think the next front yard mowing wil also be my last one. Hope so, for both of us. -- Lou

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SHERIO5 10/20/2012 7:57PM

    I did the house cleaning and am working on laundry today. Great job on your meals!

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CREEKLADY1 10/20/2012 1:23PM

  You have a great weekend!

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XHENA16 10/20/2012 1:17PM

  Yes I am about to get into a major housecleaning frenzy myself - good for you physcially AND mentally :)) I like your Sparks Page - very pretty!

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Day 18

Friday, October 19, 2012

Today I was surprised to be asked out for dinner. I am usually concerned about restaurant portions and the habit I have to try to empty my plate.

Ever notice how easy it is to talk and enjoy the people at the table? All too often I concentrate less on the quantity of food because people are speaking to me. My strategy was to divide the meal in half. As delicious as it was, I was able to save half the meal for my lunch the next day!

I feel triumphant! I really can do it if I put my mind to it!

  
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IUHRYTR 10/20/2012 8:09PM

    Small victories are often more important than big ones. Good going. -- Lou

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~LISALOO~ 10/20/2012 9:10AM

    good idea! eating out is tough somtimes! let us know how you made out!

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SHERIO5 10/19/2012 7:18PM

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I always make sure I drink a lot of water while out eating.. Helps with the hand to mouth habits some of us have. LOL

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Day 17

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Strategy today is adding water to my intake. It's a simple thing but so necessary.

Will you have a cool glass too and join me in a healthier month?

  
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SHERIO5 10/18/2012 11:43AM

    Absolutely!

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L*I*T*A* 10/18/2012 10:49AM

    emoticon here is to too!!!

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SUZI219 10/18/2012 10:37AM

    Water is the best!!! I will definitely have that nice cool glass right along with you emoticon emoticon

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Day 16

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I think I needed a time out.

I had no real strategy for day 16. I know I ate less than most days and I was exhausted and lethargic.

The night before, I could hear high winds all thru the night and that left me very tired. Not eating
"enough" just compounded the problem.

For dinner I had a grilled cheese sandwich and warmed up leftover oatmeal. Too tired to make a traditional meal.

... but I slept very well at my regular bedtime!

  
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DJ4HEALTH 10/17/2012 10:12PM

    You might need to rest at least one day if not two. Like the others said listen to your body.

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SHERIO5 10/17/2012 12:22PM

    Listen to your body...hope your energy picks back up!

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L*I*T*A* 10/17/2012 12:07PM

    hope you are not coming down with something......
many i know are feeling under the weather ......
take care......
blessings and hugs...........lita

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