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Strange side disadvantages of my eating healthier

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My last blog was about the strange side benefit of my eating healthier. Today it is the disadvantages.

Eating healthier means eating at home more which me means cooking which means dirty pots and pans....and plates...and bowls...and silverware...and cutting boards...and knives...and counter tops to clean...and table to wipe down...and lions and tiger and bears Oh My! Opps! My inner Dorothy just came out.

Oh, there is more grocery shopping too...with temptations. Don't go down that isle! or that one! Look straight ahead at the check out line. Oh those evil grocery stores that plot against healthy eating by putting all those candy bars by the registers!

Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages? No way! I shall persevere! The results are worth the toiling in the kitchen and resisting the Siren"s * call at the grocery store.

(*Siren's as in ancient Greek mythology not the kind on an ambulance, fire engine, or police car.)

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MISS_VIV 11/24/2014 9:59AM

    "Oh those evil grocery stores that plot against healthy eating by putting all those candy bars by the registers! "

It's not only the candy bars,but snack crackers and chips...Stores know our weaknesses so well and they tend to thrive on IMPULSE BUYING. We must be STRONG. I think that's also why the put the magazines there for us to peruse while waiting for the cashiers. Have you looked at the price of papers and magazines lately?

A trip to the store is an EVENT, a CHALLENGE and a disadvantage to our eating healthier - but I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT. We can do it. Hang in there.. emoticon

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NASFKAB 11/24/2014 12:57AM

  but the advantages out weigh the disadvantages by a long shot & its healthier too

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UKNOWITNOW 11/24/2014 12:28AM

Yes, it is definitely worth it.

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ZRIE014 11/24/2014 12:14AM

  you know what you should be doing.

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GINGKO711 11/24/2014 12:07AM

    Yeah, one of the major disadvantages is having to pass on tasty food at office events or other social gatherings. Ugh. Everything in moderation, I guess?


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Strange side benefits of eating healthier

Saturday, November 22, 2014

I am in outside sales and am on the road. I usually ate two and sometimes 3 meals a day in fast food places. My occasional "healthy" meal was at "Subway". Now I am packing my lunch at least 3 days/week. I am eating a healthy snack in the evening to tie me over until I get home to prepare dinner instead of eating while on the road.

Now here's the side benefit: Less laundry!.... What???
I've found I am washing my clothes less because I am not eating and driving at the same time. I am not dropping or spilling greasy junk food onto myself requiring my pants especially to be washed after only one wearing.

More side benefits: Less laundry = saving $$$ on detergent, gas for drying clothes, and using less water. In drought struck California this is a very good thing.

Who would have thought?

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GERIKRAGH 11/22/2014 2:26PM

    Never thought of that savings!

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MISS_VIV 11/22/2014 11:14AM

    AWESOME. There is good in everything we do. I am glad that you have found a bright spot.. Thanks for sharing,, Don't forget to drink your water and stay safe. The rainy streets are slippery and it's been a long time coming.

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AUNTRENEE 11/22/2014 10:57AM

    Let's hope that the drought gets better than worse.

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Back to 9/13's stats

Monday, November 17, 2014

After getting off track for just short of 2 months and gaining back 4 1/2 pounds and corresponding increases in measurements I am now back to where I was on 9/13. Phew! I'm now back to having lost 10 pounds from the highest I have ever been (see recently added photo from July 2014). Now I must rejoin the journey and continue progressing forward.

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MISS_VIV 11/18/2014 11:24AM

    Congratulations . . hard work pays off in inches AND pounds.
Keep up the good work.
Determination and perseverance pay off greatly.


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Health put on the back burner

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Read the blog that I posted just before this one to understand part of the reason.

No time to fix a meal. Just running most every day and living off of junk food and sugar. There was a three week period that I slept only from 3 to 5 hours a night.

Got on the scale for the first time in almost 2 months. Gained back 4 pounds. Surprised that it wasn't more.

My right hip and leg are giving me major trouble. Shot in the hip in March helped a bit but my August I was walking like an old German Shepherd dog. Another shot in September helped for less than two weeks. Woke up screaming in pain down my entire leg on Sept 29th.

My leg gives way without warning when I walk, even if it is not too painful at the time.

Had an MRI. Am now scheduled for a series of shots into my spine. Thankfully I will be sedated for the procedure. I was told it should relieve the pain for several months to up to 2 years. I'm hoping for the 2 years and that it helps with the leg giving way. I'm using a cane on occasion right now.

Hopefully things will get better soon (with my hip/leg and my situation in the blog before this one).

I also need to loose several pounds between now and mid January as I will be going to visit my son and DIL. They are re-financing their house and want me to come out to design the new kitchen for their home. I don't want to be so fat when I go to Minneapolis. Wait a minute.... January? That's a California gal going to Minneapolis....IN JANUARY!!!! Am I crazy????

Hey son, how about mom comes in April....May sounds even better... :-)

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GERIKRAGH 11/9/2014 7:13PM

    Good luck. My DD is having that done!

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Stress and money problems.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Got the tenant out of my rental condo. Trying to get it worked on: hired a guy who didn't know what he was doing as a handiman. He ruined carpet and other things. Hired another guy who took credit cards as I am totally broke. He did a lot of good work, begged me to release the money to him that the credit card co was holding. He said he was honest etc. Did so...have not seen him since .Carpet cleaners don't return calls, cleaning crew does not understand the words "thorough deep cleaning". Etc. Etc.

In the meantime I have to pay the mortage, HOA, Insurance etc. on it and on my own place. Bounced "checks" for the first time in 20+ years. No money to pay my regular bills that are now due.

I need to spend several days working on the condo myself. This means taking days off from work = no income. Sigh!

"Luckily" I have not done my mileage report for my job for several months so I'm going to work on that today instead of working on the condo. This will get me a few hundred dollars in 3 weeks over my regular commission pay. My commission though will be lower due to having to take days off to work on the codo. Don't know how to pay the bills due now though. Sigh!

Thought the condo would be sold by now. Instead it won't even be ready to put on the market for at least another month. Who buys a condo for Christmas?

Once it is sold (if I can hold out) I will have a bit of a cushion after paying down some credit card debt.

Please pray that I can get it finished up and sold soon.


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