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Monday - hmmm

Monday, March 12, 2012

Well let's see............ a busy day but a very unsettling day for me. I am struggling to eat healthy and get enough cals. in. I am not doubting that primal/paleo is good, but also think about vegetarian but know that I am never going to get that far. Recipes that others think is great I think EW I wouldn't want to eat that.... ( thats for you Jude! LOL) But doing the no grain thing has taken away my aches - still some pain but the arthriticy pain is gone.
I have to admit that to me you should eat healthy and a collection of all foods with colourful veggies then fruit and protein and nuts and carbs probably in that order. I also have to say it shouldn't be so hard and yet it is cos we make it that way. Proper portions too.
But, I am not eating the grains but find myself searching for food to just eat sometimes cos am hungry, sometimes bordom which won't change no matter what I eat. But it ends up being either nuts or fruit so fat and sugar........... if I ate a slice of healthy full grain bread and I said A SLICE not 3! would that fill me up. Will I be able to keep my carbs in check, will it make me ache, I just not sure.
I feel like going back to just eating healthy but know I didn't lose on that at all. I also want to eat healthy cos of my breast cancer scare and all my friends issues with cancer and my bowel habits of late make me wonder. Sometimes that bit too much medical knowledge can make you nuts.
wow long blog and nothing figured. I haven't eaten yet this am, cos not hungry and don't know what to have. sick and tired of bacon and eggs, or even just eggs. not craving cereal but........ anywayyyyyyyyy
sunny day, have some stuff to do for dad, write a notice of going month to month in his lease so he can give 1 month notice later, and also get him and us some groceries. Hubby has some odds and ends to do before tackling the renos and wants to get our taxes done today.

OKAY nothing solved but am getting hungry, it is after 11 am. oatmeal and fruit as per usual. Lunch omg eggs bacon.... I don't know! supper I am having the rest of the chilli hubby having left over pork. supper for next day is in oven now.
best go check it!!!


Editing to say... cats 5% challenge starts soon. Think I will make a super concentrated effort to do my nutrition in spark to watch portion amts, cals and just what amt of fat, protien and carbs I am taking in. So today weigh, and measure my portions.
Maybe it is as easy as healhty eating in proper portions LOL yea who knew it was just now to do it. as says
behavior follows belief and
100% compliance
whatever it takes- is what you do.

okay off to get something to eat, log it and get on with the day. SO much more in life that commiserating, and spending so much time trying to figure this out. EAT healthy and properly!!!NUFF SAID now to do it.

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NEW-CAZ 3/12/2012 4:27PM

    ever thought of porridge and fruit for breakfast? a very healthy start that will keep you feeling full!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/12/2012 12:42PM

    Cindy I have been a vegetarian since I was 16, I have been aceliac for about 15 years, I feel if you balance what you are eating it will work, I am now using the sparks menu planner, I have to change just about everything, but it is making me accountable and portion control seems to be the way to go, the first 2 weeks I thought was impossible, but I am learning how to enter on the tracker and save to my favourites, so I am not hunting for the item I entered, it does take time,but I hope it will be worth it.
E-mail me with your weight, bmi if you know it and exercises worked, my friend can workout where your range should be, that may help, it has helped me!!
Have a great day and don't fret my friend

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JOYINKY 3/12/2012 11:48AM

    You're on your way! Make it a great day!

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Sunday eve issues on primal/paleo

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hi all, getting late, was really tired earlier - have my 2nd wind now.
Was a good day, but getting frustrated cos want to change things, I should be a decorator or a dec. assistant. lol I started going through my cookbooks, and sheets of recipes. Got some done then wanted to watch a show. Did that and then got side tracked in thinking about stuff.
Me and my thinking! LOL
If I want to continue on this paleo, I have to incorperate more veggies again and less meat. I am having a hard time finding things to eat, and pretty sure my fat/protein/carb ratios are off. I just getting tired of eggs, and a fair bit of bacon. I have gotten back to my reg. veggies. Still doing a smoothie a day or every other day ( was daily and even juiced and got away from that) DD and son inlaw, finished their juice day 10 last eve. and he was wanting tomato soup so that was their first meal lol
Well I have to get myself organized as there are tons of recipes, info etc. for paleo or flexitarian. I will say with no grain I haven't had the aches in my knees or hips. Have had a bit of pain but not aching. I don't miss the bread and stuff as much as just not sure what else to have.
Okay off I go to my paleo/primal pages and read and also email my son. He was supposed to give me a formula to figure what my ratios should be.

hope you all had a great weekend and a good day going into Monday after spring forward!

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    I'm interested in paleo and primal as well but Don't know if I agree with all of it. I feel better without the wheat though.

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JOYINKY 3/12/2012 11:30AM

    You will find what works for you Cindy. This is not a diet I'm familiar with but I'm happy where I'm at and just keep it simple. I don't miss meat at all; but do eat fish, eggs, nuts, & various beans and lentils. I count calories as well as protein grams. Works for me.

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NIXY72 3/12/2012 8:35AM

    Good luck with your experimenting! I know you'll find a great solution!

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NANCYLRAGS 3/12/2012 5:13AM

    Good for you for working this out for you! Good luck!

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COSMIC_ENERGY 3/11/2012 11:11PM

    MYBULLDOGS meal looks yummy (might use frozen green beans instead-more fiber, less salt). I know that at least limiting to grains to 1 small portion br rice or sweet potato works for me too. (When I was losing the fastest, it was no bread or starch). Fruit seemed ok. 2-3 small. Loads of veggies. Not sure I could do the rutabaga cooked...

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/11/2012 10:02PM

    Have you tried entering it into the nutrition tracker, i sent a copy to my doctor and he said it was spot on, just a thought
Take care

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NEPTUNE1939 3/11/2012 9:58PM

    E-book by Tom; title "Burn The Fat Feed the Muscle" is a great source. It gets involved but than staying healthy is a lot more complex. Hope this helps, Earl

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MYBULLDOGS 3/11/2012 9:55PM


walk 10,000 steps a day.

find foods that work with YOUR body chemistry.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 36 pounds .

i cook 4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages. find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.

it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 198 to 162 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth

i went to the doctor. for the first time in a long time i was not ashamed to get on the scale. i did not have to get beet red because doctor said i was over weight. it felt GREAT.


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Really it's all about life!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I was reading an article in a magazine this morning that really hit home. It was about a women who felt blessed to be able to help her friend in a time when she needed help, she had recurring breast cancer and brain. Well I know it hit home as I have a friend with lung cancer and possible brain cancer, and a friend who hubby has brain cancer. HMMMM

AHA moment!!!! sad to think it has taken me this long and such dire circumstances to make it really hit home. but you know what

LIFE IS TO LIVE and is a great thing. Now I knew that for years, having worked in long term care and sat with many dying residents and my mother. But still I fretted over this and that, ( what a great word rather than worry LOL cos to me there is a diff. fretting vs worry which is more intense). I think I would like this, that and yea wish I was this and that. On this journey it long stopped being about my beautiful skinny sexy self. I don't often have problems with feeling sexy ( unless really bloated lol)- I have wanted to be healthy, fit, toned for a long while but that has been the goal. I now am really going to add happy and more" about ME" in there.
It is a beautiful spring day, chill in the air, but drove down got dad his coffee, and left his car there and walked back, Not really dressed for it, but totally appreciating that I can walk so much better, that far with tolerable pain today! Thankful that I can do that, see all thesights, smell the smells and stop and see dd, and pat the dog and cat and keep on towards home.I am thinking that this coming week will be a bit more going on reno wise, as this week has been pretty slow. But that's okay as hubby has been in planning mode. the next steps after putting up some studs is a mind thing also. He has never had to jackhammer the cement of our house before! eeek but it will work.
Meanwhile I am going to continue with this AHA moment and live my life to the fullest I can. I am going to enjoy myself, my body, my abilities and my family . I will do stuff I want to do, wether hubby wants to or not. I will go a few more places and do diff things. On the days that I can move a bit better I want to keep walking.
I am hoping that March 12 brings the best possible outcome for my friend Tanna and that she truely knows in her heart that I will be there as much as possible and as much as she wants.

HUGS dear spark friends and have a super AHA day too. if the sun isn't shining where you are, then make it shine from within!!!


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JOYINKY 3/10/2012 10:08PM

    Glad to see you in such a good place! It was a beautiful sunny day here. Hugs.

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NEW-CAZ 3/10/2012 3:31PM

    What a wonderful positive blog Cinders, sounds like you have found a good place to be right now.
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/10/2012 12:42PM

    Awesome, you sound like you are in a great space way to go!!! Now if only I can get there that would be double awesome!!!
Havea great day

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12:04 Wed. am!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

I need to get to bed. Watched biggest loser till 11 then got on here and wanted to get my emails done and catching up. Not often I am up this late.
Also wanted to say I am so proud, my brace is helping. I rode 10 mins then another 10 . Great cos wasn't able to before cos of pain. If it is on just a tad below my back of my knee, I am able to wear it and ride which is what I should do. So while biggest loser contestants sweated so did I. LOL

also following Must admit I am at day 8 and he was congratulating us for making the first week. I haven't done well the first week, listened, learned and took stuff in but didn't do the 100% compliance and didn't do all I could. Today he mentioned What are you willing to do to get to goal ( doesn't have to be wt) and the only answer is WHATEVER IT TAKES. and that hit the bell. I realized whatever it takes is what has to be done.

Okay now to bed!!! tomorrow go get dad his coffee and this time he wants a donut
Enough chatting BED!!! night some morning others!!!
I will make today another day.... of what will I do to make today a better day for me tomorrow----- whatever it takes!!!

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CANDOK1260 3/8/2012 9:20AM

    hugs to you and don;t be so hard on yorself you will get to 100% compliance i bet in your own time bye friend

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/7/2012 1:51PM

    Awesome on the cycle, hope you had a good sleep, have a great day, well you are already partway through, Jared said I can e-mail you with his addy and phone # in N.S, so will do that in a bit,
take care

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FUNKY5RED 3/7/2012 9:46AM

    Congratulations on the exercise! Good job paying attention to your knee and doing what you can. Keep up the great work!
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NEW-CAZ 3/7/2012 2:50AM

    hope you slpet well Cinders, enjoy your Wednesday

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Marvelous Monday

Monday, February 27, 2012

Well it is only after 10 am but sun is out, it is very very cold and we are supposed to get snow tomorrow. Make the sun and nice day count! I have an apt at 11 for brace adjustment, she will have to cut more off the lower and upper tabs as when I pull them far enough, the velcro is too long. LOL maybe my leg got smaller in just this 2 wks lol
Right now, then get ready to go to physio place a mere 5 min drive from home. Be back later!

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JOYINKY 2/27/2012 3:18PM

    Fantastic start to the day Cindy! I hope the rest of it goes well. Hugs!

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SUSIEPH1 2/27/2012 12:59PM

    Way to go Girl!! well done !!

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