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One Choice at a Time

Thursday, August 05, 2010

So, I ate some baked chips, yum. Not too bad on the evil scale considering I was very sad and a bit depressed at the time. but, that was this morning. Since then I've gotten back on track and made some deliciously spicy chile and reduced fat corn bread with corn and salsa baked in. Add to that an organic mixed greens salad and I think I will feel I've redeemed the chips. I also snacked on a few chocolate covered coffee beans - good pick me up and very few calories for the small amount I downed. The fresh fruit smoothie full of raspberries and blueberries with a touch of banana and sugar free apple juice filled out the day. yum, yum
I've decided that I can make one choice at a time. If it's a good one, I can pat myself on the back. If it is a not so good one or a really bad one I don't let it derail me for the rest of the day. I just pick myself up and figure out what better choice I can make next. This alleviates the habitual condemnation I have flirted with or wallowed in before. Hopefully, this recently acquired outlook will take me where I hope to go. Have a great day everyone. emoticon

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SARAHTAIT 8/6/2010 4:32AM

    Wonderful!!! That is how you will lose your weight and keep it off-one pound at a time and one choice at a time. Great job!! Keep up the good work.

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ETWOLIE 8/5/2010 6:48PM

    Yes, it's all about the good choices we make as often as possible. They add up to a healthier body and a slimmer one too. FYI I once read the ingredients on a bag of baked chips and chicken fat was one of the listed ingredients - ick!

May all your days be wonderful and your journey enjoyable!

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Fresh produce produces big smiles

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

emoticonAt my house I can feel so much better, even on a really bad day, just by buying,, preparing, serving and eating fresh produce. emoticonThere's nothing like it. Today it's a combo of fresh pineapple, emoticonraspberries, grapes, blueberries and kiwi....yum, plus some corn on the cob. The colors and flavors are magical. I'm adding a salmon filet emoticon and some home baked whole wheat, oat and flax rolls. Just planning such a menu keeps me on track for a great day. Plus, I know my DH will enjoy every bite right along with me. It's so much easier to resist the afternoon munchies as I plan for such a meal. Eating such healthy and yummy fresh fare also keeps the munchies at bay all evening. I know I should take the time to do this more often. The rewards are amazing. All the senses are engaged. Hope you are all enjoying wonderful fresh in season delicacies as well. emoticon

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IAFARMERWIFE 8/4/2010 3:42PM

    I'll be there, what time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUCKYGRANNY2 8/4/2010 2:24PM

    My only question is...what time are you eating? YUM!! Great choices and it sounds wonderful. Good for you.

Lonna (((hugs)))

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A Brand New Week, Same Old Me!

Monday, August 02, 2010

emoticonI was all ready to be bursting with enthusiasm and energy this morning. I had a good night's sleep. emoticon I woke early and ready to attack the day. Now the day is more than half over and I've accomplished absolutely nothing. emoticon A call from my daughter changed my mood from optimistic to a bit frantic. emoticon After we've all made plans for her family to move into our house in the next few weeks, today she learned that refinancing their giant home may not be a possibility. emoticon They've restored a 13,000' very old mansion that has no comps anywhere around. They want to return to us so our son-in-law can do a critical care fellowship -- emoticonhe's a neurologist. emoticon So, we've been looking for a condo to buy and downsize to. I think we may be close to making an offer on something. So, today has become a day of thoughtfulness and prayer. emoticon Downsizing is the right thing to do. We've talked about it for several years. It would mean we could move into town and my DH could cut some time from his hour long commute. emoticon The clock is ticking. emoticon The wheels are in motion. I think this could still be an awesome week for all of us. emoticon Maybe I just need to get myself moving and clean out another room and spend some time with my treadmill. emoticon I know if I can just look back and see a few accomplishments for the day I will become much more positive about everything once again. emoticon Anyone else operate in such a fashion? emoticon Have a great week! emoticon

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ANNE-ELIZ 8/3/2010 12:15AM

    Yes, it is good for your spirits to be able to look back on the day and see some specific accomplishments, but maybe the you're not counting the swift turn in thinking that you are looking at.

I can see where your daughter's news could take the train off the track, so to speak, or at least have the potential to do so. Certainly does set the mind racing!

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Evening house hunt, morning walk, Life is Good!

Friday, July 30, 2010

emoticonWhat a great start to my day. emoticonI woke early, read for awhile and then walked to the nearby park, walked the trails there and came home by another route. emoticon I was able to walk through tendonitis in ankle/foot and hip injury. It feels so good to have this behind me and now look forward to lots of things to do around the house and errands to run. emoticon
emoticonWe house hunted last night, but realtor only took us to one property. That was disappointing and we don't go again for another week. emoticon My DH is frustrated at the slowness of this process. emoticon I think we'd better pick something soon. emoticon Our daughter and children will be here to register for school in just over a week and then school begins August 25th. We'll never be out of here by then and I suspect much of her furniture will be arriving soon. Such an adventure. I am so thankful that we have a home where she can be with the three children and then her husband when he arrives next spring for his neurology critical care fellowship. emoticon It will be so wonderful to have them here for the next few years. emoticon They may even choose to stay here if the faculty position he is considering comes through. emoticon Now, we just need to find that perfect little condo where I won't have stairs or nearly so much to keep up. I can't wait to start our lives in our new home. God is so good. emoticon We know He has a perfect place in mind for us. I just hope He shows us soon. emoticon Have a great day everyone. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANJALI2010 7/30/2010 11:42AM

  Have you tried looking on the internet listings yourself. Tehre ought to be a local real estate MLS website in your area. I was far more on top of the new listings than the realtor. I'd end up telling him what we houses we wanted to see.

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House Hunting for Inspiration

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My DH and I will be out once again this evening looking for a condo to downsize to. It feels like such luxury to be able to take our time this time around. Other moves have revolved around relocations. Not this time. This time we can just look until we are satisfied to find something that will fit our lifestyle. I want a place that has a decent exercise room, perhaps a pool and definitely lots of territory to walk. I'd love to be near mass transit, especially for winter. And this time we are determined to have everything on one level. It would be an awesome benefit to find something that is move in ready, but if we have to have some work done we can live in our big house until the little one is done. We've been out looking a few times already, but we don't think we've seen our dream place just yet. If only we could combine the best parts of several! I so look forward to meeting new neighbors, praying through new neighborhoods and cleaning through a much smaller space. In the midst of this, my weight loss journey of fits and starts continues. I am making progress, very slowly, but the trend is in the right direction. Praise God! To keep the progress going I so look forward to exploring some new trails and walkways. Though the idea of packing and unpacking is not in the least appealing, the idea of a new home sweet home is heavenly. Our daughter's family has already begun moving things into our house and it won't be long before we will have to get out or get a storage facility. She's moving from a 13,000 sq. ft. mansion they've restored to this 5300 sq ft place. Her husband will do a neurology critical care fellowship here and we are delighted they are moving back to town. It will be such joy to have their three little ones near enough to hug. We hope they can sell their house to settle some of their medical bills - baby had major neurosurgery in May and they are buried in debt. We won't charge them rent, but hope they can at least pay utilities. We'll see how it all works out. We know the Lord has a plan and that His plan is so much better than anything we could ever think up. When we bought this house we stood in the middle of the main floor and prayed. He assured us this was the place for our family and it has served us so well these past 19 years. It will be hard to leave, but we so look forward to our next adventure. Blessings. Have a wonderful day!

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ANNE-ELIZ 8/1/2010 1:04PM

    Good wishes for your house hunting!

I do know what you mean about wanting to take the best features of each home you see and put them together to make your dream home...but I'm sure that as you continue your search you'll get clearer about what you do want and need and be able to come close to your ideal.


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JDB1957 7/29/2010 1:30PM

  Wishing you luck on finding you dream house. You are right god does have a plan and it is so much better than ours-he will guide you in your search and with him in charge you can't go wrong! Have a great weekend! :)

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