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Thursday brrr cold making soup again!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I so enjoyed that veggie beef soup I made last week that today I put on a chicken in my crock pot and was hoping it would be done by supper, but even if not, will do it then debone and then add veggies to it. I can always have a cup after supper if I want instead of hot choc!! can you believe I want actually crave that soup. sweet pot, turnip, parsnip wow!!! lol

Today went to the library, and dropped some raisin bread to dad, then we went out to get gas before the price goes up tomorrow. Not out as just too darn cold, even though it isn't saying too cold and wind chill isn't super low, it is super damp. the snow is starting and sticking to the roads. yuk of course it is to change to rain and get warmer friday we go away sat - sun so hoping the roads are good as part is through the snowbelt and then PEI always has more snow.

I am also over my carb craving. I didn't do bad and after reading my blog thought yea that and also the fact that we actually got a response about getting our $ back on the land we were holding and all is well and that I put in motion to get the money to start renos and am a tad uncomfortable having it easy access but it has to be their if we go to the store for sales and only that account we can get from debit machine. I will think positive, keep the communicaation lines open and not presume.

Tomorrow legion with dad and hubby, dd isn't joining as she and hubby are going out for supper. Good for them, they dont see each other that often. I hope they have a great time. I wil have water, when I go to legion and i dont' know what is offered for supper. so maybe will have soup before I go adn then when I get home lol

Okay enough for now... going to go walk 10 mins with joy! and then try for another 10 later.

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    I love soup too. It's perfect for this cold, snowy weather.

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JOYINKY 1/12/2012 6:37PM

    Cindy, things are really coming together. Good for you!

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NEW-CAZ 1/12/2012 3:35PM

    Sounds like a good day emoticon

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OH OH first "hard" day of the year.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

EEEKKKk my first really hard day of the year. I am craving carbs big time. I didn't have smoothie or salad today and now I am starving!!! I want cookies, ( don't have any) want pancakes could make them... just ate supper. I haven't gotten my long term disability pay and we are very very low in account, so I don't want to use any as we are going to PEI this weekend, luckily dd gave us a gas card as part of our xmas gift, and sil is paying the bridge as we are driving them so won't cost us and it is only overnight so not going to be running around there, but having less than 200 in bank scares the bejeebers out of me. So no fruit in house, yes there is romaine but no brocoli, caul, yes carrots and earlier I wanted crunchy but now argh sweets, carbs anythging like that. and I know a hot choc won't cut it. argh.

Okay breathhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, get my little lists and do one of those things, wait and hope that Von shows up to chat ! lol never mind her time zone is only 4:30 so only getting home! Have my tea and many more cups earlier.... go sort the craft room more.

I have been antsy all day, hubby did fix vacumn, moved the curtain rod, went to his dr apt, lol dad went to his dr apt this afternoon, both have same dr. hubby said we know that cindys dad is moving in, I wonder what the dr and dad had to say. lol

just one of those days............I would even exercise if I was more able. i did walk to the mail in the freezing cold lol more activity points if it is cold LOL okayyyyyyyy enough whining, I have a full pot of ideas to chose from, I have green tea, hot choc, water water and more. I will survive and live to tell about it tomorrow.
It is nearly 6 and the only thing I may have other than green tea is a hot choc. now off to do the craft room and von if you check here, i will keep coming down to see if you are around!!!
HUGS all thanks for listening!!! I think I out-ed myself of the craving! LOL

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CANDOK1260 1/12/2012 9:49AM

    well sounds like you solve your know problem good for you

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JUST_TRI_IT 1/12/2012 7:50AM

    You had a problem. You made a plan! Way to go :)

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NEW-CAZ 1/12/2012 3:25AM

    cravings can be your underdoing but you're coping well.
Great blog Cinders emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/11/2012 11:30PM

    I can totally relate. Recently we got down to $300 in the bank and it was stressful. I hope things look up for you soon. You are coping well.

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BUTEAFULL 1/11/2012 10:10PM

    emoticonyou beat the craving monster

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LESLIESENIOR 1/11/2012 9:26PM

    Good job purging. My friend just text me a bumper sticker that she saw on her way home. It said, "Come to the dark side, we have cookies!" I got a great chuckle out of that. I'm in a mood, too!!!
Wishing you peace,

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/11/2012 7:19PM

    wow what a cool blog, there, now you worked out what you needed to do before going too crazy way to go

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JOYINKY 1/11/2012 7:05PM

    Wow Cindy! Identified the problem and worked through it by the time you finished your blog. WTG!

Sounds like you have your house pretty cleared of things that would sabotage you and that's good. Carb cravings are tough. But, I have been able to curb them with carrot sticks; sometimes I need the munching, air popped popcorn with a light spray of olive oil and lightly salted, even pretzel sticks. Not sweets; that will trigger a binge for me. I've never binged on popcorn, carrots or pretzels. A reasonable serving does it.

Activity does too. Even a good book. I've even been known to go to bed early; I'm not one to get up and eat. Be well and sleep well. Hugs, Joy

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TEMPEST272002 1/11/2012 6:48PM

    Great way to blog that edginess out. I'm guessing (cause it's what I do) that you're carb craving because of worry over having enough money on your trip. Breathing is always a good idea. Normally, I'd suggest going for a walk...but with your knee, I think you should take it easy. What about doing 15 minutes of yoga?

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    Sounds like you have some good ideas to help you through this. Good luck!!

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IOWARHINO 1/11/2012 5:10PM

    Just stay on the wagon. Sounds like you are a full of ideas or something. Good luck!! Hang in there!!

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Back from specialist apointment.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Went better than I thought, a nice late 50ish English dr who claims to be the "gentlest dr in all of NS" and if I don't blow my own horn who will he said! LOL okay by me but still not having an epidural! lol
We chatted, discussed my back and how it has done okay with not working etc. got me to move this way that way etc. said good good. did my BP said oh you have a teenagers bp. 116/62 lol my bp rarely fluctuates. So he agreed that at this time my back is not in need of this, he also agreed that I can not work at that job, nor at a sitting job. said only thing could be retail but the floors wouldn't help. He then was going to show me about my back with the skeleton so asked that hubby come in, he said sure sit there I will get him. lol so he explained that and said 2 things that are not good are vacumning, carrying laundry, and dishes. So I said laundry is okay he brings it down, dishes I do a bit at a time, and vacumning he helps or I sweep. so all in all a better visit than I presumed.

Knee is still swollen, stiff and really not liking the stairs, after I get up the first one, I can go up not too bad, but every down is crack, click. arghhhhhhhh one thing that makes me wonder about keeping this house. oh well Dad will not move to the country. remebmer when he said he would and I was amazed.... well not surprised that he changed his mind. and it isn't in our best interest to sell and then buy adn then probablly sell in few years. oh well whatever

I am hungry this eve, had smoothie for breakfast, homemade chicken salad ( with very little mayo) on 2 thin slices of 12 grain bread, then supper meat pie ( xmas type not pot pie) just meat, and crust, and a huge salad.... water and tea during the day. now I want a hot choc. suppose if i put the reg amount of choc and extra water wouldn't be too bad, but still.... guess will make a huge cup of green tea and go watch biggest loser soon.

Hope you all had a great day and my hope is that my knee is good enough to go up and down stairs and do 15 mins of joyinky walk tomorrow.

HUGS all spark bright!!

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TOPAZROSE 1/12/2012 5:59AM

    It's good to have a nice doctor. Hope your knee feels better soon.

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NYKIMMIE 1/11/2012 7:52PM

    I hope you feel better.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 1/11/2012 1:46PM

    So glad it was an encouraging Dr.'s appt for you!!
DH walks backwards each day. It helps strengthen his knees. I don't know why but it does. It doesn't help me or DSs, but it is an inexpensive thing to try. LOL
Hugs and Blessings and may you have contentment and joy in Jesus!! I still am blessed by your night of sleep on Angel's wings, My Friend!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/11/2012 12:51PM

    Most people would love being told not to do laundry, vacuum, or dishes. I know I would. LOL.

It sounds like you will be staying in town which you knew already. You know your dad pretty well. LOL.

I hope that knee lets up soon.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/11/2012 12:23PM

    I find a hot chocolate, 1/2 unsweetenedalmond milk, 1/2 hot water and a little hot chocolate works for me, awesome that the appointment went well

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NEW-CAZ 1/11/2012 3:08AM

    Glad it went well Cinders, hope you have a better day 2moro emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 1/11/2012 1:04AM

    Sounds like a nice doctor. I find a cup of light hot chocolate helps satisfy my sweet cravings.

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JOYINKY 1/10/2012 10:36PM

    Glad things went well at the Dr. Really hope your knee is better soon.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 1/10/2012 10:17PM

    I hope your knee feels better soon!

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/10/2012 9:18PM

    Sounds like my kinda doc. Hope you're feeling better.

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NSMOOMAA 1/10/2012 8:01PM

    Sounds like a great doctor appt. I hope your knee feels better soon. Thank you for being there for me. I think you are such an inspiration!!
Also for hot chocolate what I do sometimes is use Cocoa Powder with Splenda and hot water with a little skim milk. Helps with the craving.

Take care of you and keep up the good work

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Glad I printed out my 2 blogs I was pleased with

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I have made 3 blogs over the years that I felt worthy of copying. I have printed out some of my spark friends blogs that I felt were inspiring and have re read them many times.

Today when I can barely walk, only a week into this new year I am reminded that my goals were not only fitness related, but also to eat well, think mindfully and take care of the whole me. A few weeks ago my knee was super swollen and a sparker said the wt I gained could be cos of my knee being so full of water. Well then, not so sure, but today I have been eating well, no diff. and am up 2 lbs. Not sure still, but does make a bit of sense. My poor knee is so sore, just want to see the knee spec. so he can say nothing really diff. so that getting the brace makes sense. I don't want to have a diff. injury that should be fixed. I did nothing but boy it won't bend past probably 33 degree flexion if that. I do go to the neruologist/anathesiologist this am, and perhaps he will say you better go see he dr. I will say no thanks to his offer if he says cortisone or heaven forbid the epidural that my dr said he will offer. My back thank heavens since I stopped working and am more able to time and modify my movements is doing okay.
So today will be in my suana when done writing this, shower, greenish smoothie, dr apt. hopefully if not too much pain stop at one store in mall, as one of my charms isn't closing tight enough and then home. I don't think anyone wants us today! LOL be a rest and read and perhaps some tidy up. The pain will not get the best of me!! Carbs do not help pain!!!! LOL

I hope you all are doing well, Caz our sun didn't get a chance to peek, replaced with big snow flakes... Deanna hope your settling in well and all my other buddies have a super day!!

I must remember and repeat, this journey is not just made of today, but all my todays summed up, so will make today successful so that the sum is magnificent!


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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/11/2012 12:23PM

    I hope it isn't arthritis and that you have a speedy recovery.

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TEMPEST272002 1/10/2012 10:09PM

    That poor knee. Sounds so painful. I'm glad you recognize that carbs do NOT help knees feel better! This is one of the realizations I had to make too. I used to eat to feel better - emotionally or physically. Too bad it doesn't actually work! In fact, processed carbs cause more pain in your joints.
Thanks for asking about DeeOhGee. She's due home on Sunday afternoon & I won't be entirely easy until she's with me again. Walking the shelter dogs has helped, but not one of them can hold a candle to DeeOhGee.

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JOYINKY 1/10/2012 6:59PM

    Well Cindy, I didn' t have time to get to my friend feed this morning. I hope your day went well and that your knee is doing better. Rest and read sounds like a good prescription to me. Take care and rest well tonight. Hugs.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/10/2012 5:55PM

    **HUGS** I hope the swelling goes down on the knee and you get to move more soon. I know how hard it is to try to move when a joint doesn't work right. Good luck with your doctor's visits. Hope you feel better soon!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/10/2012 12:49PM

    Hugs Cindy hope the knee feels better soon

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NEW-CAZ 1/10/2012 12:47PM

    sorry you're having a tough time again Cinderelli emoticon

try R.I.C.E!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rest ice compression elevation.

hope you feel better soon emoticon

ps. I NEEEEDDDDD SUN emoticon

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TWEETIEBIRDIE 1/10/2012 9:18AM

    Injuries are a pain! They interrupt our daily routines and fitness. I have a sore back and haven't been able to run for a week...I can relate to your woes. Just rest and recover...time to do quiet things instead. Thanks for sharing!

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    Hope the knee gets better soon. That must be very frustrating. I have decided, that as much as I've been walking it's not going to keep the weight off unless I quit eating so much. I KNEW that my eating was KEY, but I would overeat and then go walk 3 miles, thinking THAT would work it off. NOT SO MUCH, unfortunately. There is no substitute for healthy eating. You knew that, I'm preaching to the choir, but it's a realization I've come to. And this morning, ONCE AGAIN (for probably the 1,000th time) I reminded myself that I AM IN CONTROL of my choices. Nobody Else! Just Me! So it's time to start making BETTER choices RIGHT NOW.
I print out blogs too, I have several of yours. Now I've got to go make today magnificent! GREAT IDEA!

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LESLIESENIOR 1/10/2012 8:58AM

    Great idea to print out blogs. When I do that, it reminds me that the words once came flowing out of ME and I have to walk my own talk.
And, OH DARN, I had hoped that carbs and fat were a sedative. Now you've dash all my dreams. Big LOL.

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Baby Eva gets some attention!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

LOL can certainly tell Eva is the 2nd child, not near as many pics of her for me to share. But ds did get a pic of her dressed up laughing at her mum. She is 2 months and a week and yes they are real smiles and laughs. She is a happy baby when happy, but when wet lets you know! and why not! LOL

but of course did find one of Thomas with his first hair cut, his big boy hair cut! LOL

he was busy watching something or thinking about something otherwise he wouldn't be still. lol He did talk yesterday... asked his mum what is it... she was shocked and said its a glow stick... ohhhhhhhhh a glow stick, then waved it around said glow stick again. When she tried to get him to talk he just jabbered. he can say baby clear when he wants to. So he can talk, still behind but at least we know he can talk....

Had a greenish smoothie for breakfast and a huge salad for lunch with a grilled chicken burger from home. We took the dog for a half hr walk on the beach which is very unusual for Jan here, - usually too much snow to even go down that road.

Sunny, cold but a good day. gotta scoot!! cya

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/9/2012 12:38PM

    Cute kids! Sounds like a great day to me.

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 1/9/2012 8:25AM

    such cutie kiddos-lucky lady:)

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WALKINGGIRL6 1/9/2012 5:28AM

    Your grandchildren are so cute. You are off to a great start to the year.

I was reading some of your blogs. I really don't like veggies so I would like to know what you put in your smothies when you first started. I don't have a clue how to make a smoothie. Don't veggie smoothies taste bitter. What ingredients do you use and about how much? Do you add water or some kind of liquid? See I really don't have a clue lol.

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    Your grand babies are beautiful. You are blessed!!

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AMBER281 1/8/2012 6:39PM

    So cute!

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TEMPEST272002 1/8/2012 4:19PM

    Such sweet grandbabies! Excellent choices with the food & exercise.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/8/2012 3:43PM

    What a pair of cuties! Congrats, Grandma! I recognize that "thoughtful" look!

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JOYINKY 1/8/2012 3:23PM

    It's all good! Love the pictures!

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NEW-CAZ 1/8/2012 3:04PM

    Lovely pics Cinders they're both growing so fast!
WTG with the smoothies and salad!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/8/2012 1:34PM

    Wow what beautiful grandkiddies, Janos` was behind in speech he was 4 nearly 5 before we could really understand him. He said only the middle of words no beggining or ending sounds. Very difficult, so would not worry about Thomas, have a great day.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/8/2012 12:20PM

    Wow - look at you smoothie/salad girl! (beautiful grandma to beautiful babies).

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