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Monday, April 09, 2012

Well it isn't even 9 pm but been a very long evening for me. I am blah, sore, tired, hurt, just tired of it all. Interesting how much pain affects everything and how not being in pain for while lowers your tolerance when it rears its ugly head again.
My back has been not as bad but still barely tolerable some days and since I stopped work. That amazingly enough was May 30th wow almost a year! geeesh.Of course my leg knee were issues and still are to a point. I have done so much better since my brace and now that my back is hurting so bad, I just am frustrated.
I am really also questioning this "diet" biz. I am sick and tired of finding it so hard, - now I am not saying hard in the I don't want it to be hard, I just want it to be done... kind of way. I am saying that I feel as if I am making it harder than it should be. Eat healthy, exercise, and lose wt. Well we have all been taught that but seems as if that doesn't work for everyone, now granted I also haven't been able to exercise much in past 2 years at least, other than off and on walking and bike. I have read about the grain stuff and agree, it isn't what our parents/grandparents even some of us ate. it is so genetically modified and gross that it isn't healthy. I am doing not bad not eating but just feel as if I am not doing it right. Supposed to know if I am getting enough carbs, from the right sources, protein ( find it hard to know how much and that veggies will give me enough but eat meat anyway) and fat and then the right amt of the right type. OMG driving myself crazy.
Now some is the pain, and was going to go for walk, but hurts to move. then was going to go to bed cos thats what I feel like but if I go to bed now, I will be in such pain by midnight from laying still. So used my daily walking as exercise cos it was tough enough.

Now that the venting, poor me, pity party is over....... cos there really isn't areason for it. I can walk, move, talk, ect. I am going to ever ever so slowly get down on the yoga mat and stretch.
So am thankful that I am not worse that I am....
okay cya strrrrrrrrrrrrretccccccccccccccch. OUCH but feels so good.

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VON_1962 4/10/2012 5:31AM

    Sure hope you are feeling better today! It is Tuesday, and my 2 weeks of doing the whole job not even getting a break with the lady I assist because she is on vacation for 2 weeks. I am not looking forward to the next two weeks. Hubby is sick again will have to catch you up on that later. On a good note joined an exercise group 2 nights a week. Chin up Cin, 185 is just around the corner. You can do it!

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NEW-CAZ 4/10/2012 2:33AM

    When you're tired and in pain every other problem gets magnified Cinders, hope you feel better soon then everything will be in better perspective.

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JOYINKY 4/9/2012 11:07PM

    A lot of us seem to have been in a slump today. Sorry the pain is back Cindy. I hope you have a good night.

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EGALITAIRE 4/9/2012 10:45PM

    Sorry you have so much pain - that can't be pleasant.

On the diet side, sounds like you are stressing about the macro-nutrients. My basics philosophy is that if something is stressful, its probably not sustainable. Just my opinion, but I find some of the nutritional plans are very prescriptive, too much so for me.

I operate best when I have a framework that I can work within, tweaking as I go. If you do nothing more than have eliminate the processed foods and grains, get most of your carbs from veggies, eat a little animal protein at each meal and incorporate fats from avocados, or bacon, or nuts, you will probably start feeling better, which will take some of the pressure off.

You can then tweak the things to find an ever better solution.

Spark On

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HOUNDLOVER1 4/9/2012 10:29PM

    I'm sorry you are in pain. You are in my prayers tonight.

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SEATTLE58 4/9/2012 10:26PM

    I feel so sorry for you, dearie. It isn't any fun at all with having pain that makes it hard to do anything. I know about pain with RA, so I can really empathize with you. This is hoping that you can get some good relief soon. Would a good hot bath with epsom salts help you at all? Just remember that we're here for you! Alot of hugs to you.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I'm sending a prayer for you. Hang there. Tomorrow is a new day and things could be better. I was in a similar place once and came out of it and you will too.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 4/9/2012 9:25PM

    Pain makes everything seems worse. If exercise is out then you'll have to get serious about recording every bite - do you put your food in the tracker? It will tell you how much protien or carbs you're getting and you can adjust.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/9/2012 8:06PM

    Take care and hugs and more hugs

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Such fun, so tired Sunday

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter all.
Well had everything ready before, it all was ready at the right time and a good meal was had by all. And boy oh boy was Thomas in a great mood. he came in said HI great big smile and off he ran. Our downstairs ( well up too) is all connected,so he ran into dining around in the kitchen into living room, repeat repeat for almost 30 min top speed, laughing and everyonce in while stop, open a cupboard door and say oh wow, close it and take off. Funny but whew can he ever wear you out when you aren't used to him! LOL then he decided to go upstairs, one, two, three, five, six nine ten. sstops half way up to clap for himself. and then with his dad this time he ran into bedroom, through the bath, down the hall and again then found the big ball in exercise room and rolled that from room to room. lol
Eva she sat and smiled and then decided to not like her uncle mike for while then was content to be on the floor.
Marlo our dog just laid there except when T decided to dump her water bowl onto the rimmed plastic tray and then he wiped the water from the tray to the rug. she sat and just looked at him then me as if what is he doing! lol that is the only thing he got into - granted we spent a while moving all the plants, anad gadgets. lol
So good meal, family and fun. Dad as we figured, opted to be 'too tired" so convieniently as he did when was time to go to Chris. I just say whatever now. Took him some supper and that was fine.
Now to go rest. My back is sore, from getting supper and then got the kitchen all cleaned up. Had a great healthy meal and will say ate, buttercup squash, carrots, sweet ptoatoes roasted, they were okay. and for the 4th time tried asparagus this time under the broiler and still a huge huge YUK! all the while dd saying omg these are so great. OH YUK .
well gotta go, dog majesty just called, she is out in the snow.
cya have a great sleep and on to a brand new week!!

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JOYINKY 4/9/2012 9:16AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day Cindy. We had a great one here too and , like you, I was happy but worn out at the end of the day. Enjoying a relaxing morning before I head out in the yard today. Be well.

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NEW-CAZ 4/9/2012 2:19AM

    Sounds like you had a great family day, shame dad couldn't join in.
Hope you slept well Cinders emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/8/2012 10:12PM

    wow you sound like you had an amazing day!! now sleep tight!!

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    I've gotten to where can eat asparagus now but they aren't fantastic.

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    I'm so glad your family had such a great time, and well done to have blessed everyone with your good prep work. Give yourself a pat on the back! emoticon emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 4/8/2012 9:11PM

    Love love love asparagus. The crisper the better. Baked sweet potatoes--yum. Daughter and I went to Asian buffet with church friends, then tonight I boiled new potatoes, tossed in vegan sausage and asparagus at the end to warm through.

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SEATTLE58 4/8/2012 8:52PM

    Oh you poor thing! You must be so tired after preparing the meal really the day before, cooking it all, having your head spin from dear T and then with you Dad causing you to feel "whatever". And then the clean up. Oh, what a good feeling crashing in the bed! But you had a good time and that's the best thing. It feels so good to do for others, donesn't it?! And you even tried asparagus!! I know , it's a veggie that you either love or hate! My husband and I love it, so we have a small patch. It's funny because I tease my husband to not take it all as it's ready to pick when he comes in from milking the cows, I want him to save some for me, because he loves it raw and I love it cooked! ha! That's so good that you ate healthy. I feel I did pretty good too. Hugs to you too! Hope you feel all rested in the morning! emoticon

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So so Saturday

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Okay very frustrated at myself and a tad angry. I have gained and gone to my original wt for the challege 187.4 yea it is still better than in the 90s to 200 that I was but I am saying bring on 185. WOnder what my inner mind is thinking cos sure aren't working ( food wise ) to get there. I am eating okay but getting the munchies. YOu would think with how busy I am, I wouldn't be munching but yea I have, when I stop I immediately go to the kitchen and browse....... what's up with this!?? I want to know why. This makes me think of ELiz RN who writes her blogs about talking to your inner self and finding out what is really going on.
As far as I can think nothing, 185 was what I weighed for years till my hysterectomy. I have no love to that number, wasn't like I was super sexy, or anything there, I want to reach 185 then 167. I was 167 after I had dd 31 years ago. When NOT IF WHEN I hit 166 I will be in awe!

So come on way in there, catch up with the other mind. Cos for my health I have to do this, never mind if you are nervous, worried, scared to change ( don't think I am thinkign those just guessing here), it will all be for the better.

I have a great healthy menu for Sunday, a ton of veggies, and yes the salty ham but I do boil it first to get a lot of the salt out.

I have even been walking, and drinking my water. Will say had I been more diligent in tracking ( usually got breakfast tracked) I may have lost. Thinking it can be the lunch and supper I had out on Thurs. not the best choices for supper.

Okay I know what to do, how to fix it, so heres to the next week. Now go and do better, try harder at the food, continue with the exercise and water and keep on trying.

HUGS and have a super Sat.
Have a super sat. I will eat all healthy I promise ME and you!!!

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FUNKY5RED 4/9/2012 9:51AM

    Oh, the munchies. You described my problem with them exactly! The browsing in the kitchen is exactly what I do, too. Here is my challenge to you - let's make this a week where we don't do any of the unplanned munching. What do you think?

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VON_1962 4/8/2012 7:16AM

    It will happen Cin! You will see the 185 keep moving forward! I know for me yesterday was a craving day and I caved in to most of them and I paid the price on the scale this morning. I also know that today is a new day and I am back on the track. I just wish someone would stop the snow from coming I really want to get out and continue my walking and jogging. Guess, it is back to the treadmill for me. Someday spring will come! Happy Easter!

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    My meal is mostly healthy too.

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FIT2BETHIN 4/7/2012 2:19PM

    You can do anything you set your mind on...I KNOW it! Spark on!
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/7/2012 1:10PM

    Sounds like you are on the right track, way to go, I went to the lower zigzag calorie plan, but I think I will go on the higher calorie plan, as it worked better, and I am not as hungry lol!!
Happy Easter
Have a great day

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HOUNDLOVER1 4/7/2012 11:40AM

    I know that I get the munchies when I don't eat enough fat. About 60%-70% of my calories come from fat. Maybe experiment for a few days to see if that helps, but make sure you don't count calories as you may go higher for a day or two. emoticon
Have a great Easter.
Birgit emoticon

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SEATTLE58 4/7/2012 10:40AM

    You sound determined in the end, and that's the key! You can do it! I know you can! Those veggies sound so good. Do you like muching on raw veggies? Celery with PB, carrot sticks, broc, cauli, etc? I'm trying to eat an apple a day and that helps take away some of my munchies and hunger. Also, a one of the many Easter eggs! They're so good for a quick snack. emoticon Chewing gum? Just a few tips. Happy Easter! emoticon

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-ICANDOIT- 4/7/2012 9:40AM

    It sounds like you have a great plan and the right attitude to make it happen! You can do it!!!

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JOYINKY 4/7/2012 9:19AM

    You can do this. Sometimes when I have the munchies; I really am craving something to CHEW and have learned that a handful of my almond/walnut mix, and or some cut up carrots or apple do the trick and work in my plan for the day. Plan your snacks as well as your meals ahead. You stay very busy; being tired will weaken my resolve. Be sure to get enough rest.
Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Easter! emoticon
Make all your Easter eggs-real ones!

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NEW-CAZ 4/7/2012 8:00AM

    Keep on track Cinders, maybe because you're on the go you're eating enough at your meals so feel hungry later. That's why it's important to keep track of both what you eat and what you burn up.
Hang in there!

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Fantastic Friday

Friday, April 06, 2012

Sun is up, didn't feel too cold when I let the dog out. Didn't sleep well again last night, fall asleep okay but wake so often. Last night my knee and hip were a tad twingy like when I lay on that side too long. Okay cos didn't expect nothing from walkign that far. lol This am as soon as I had my brace I am not bad. I do think I will make a chiro apt. and physio along with the massage, as my back is bothering me more. I don't think it is helping with the house but the walking so want to get that helped rather than hinder it. I so love my walking and have missed it.
Today hopefully we are going to Thomas and Eva to bring the Secret Garden. LOL it is nothing super amazing Caz! but he will enjoy it. At our house in the country we had a real secret garden, I do miss my country house.

I was reading a post on fb from a friend of my kids, we hung around with their parents when we lived in BC. Well she and hubby want some vacation or move to country land and in BC you need mega $$$$$ to do so. She jokingly said lets move to PEI ( totally across country), she sent him a link, applied for a job and hears back soon. So they put their house on the market and are having a showing allready without the sign up even. She said their dream has been to have a hobby farm and get back to nature and somewhat self sufficient. I sure hope they do as I was so happy for them. I don't want a farm, but the rest sounds awesome. She is 34 and has 2 little ones.

Hope you all have a great Good Friday and enjoy whatever you do on this day off for most. Enjoy!!!


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VON_1962 4/6/2012 4:29PM

    I am happy it is FRIDAY! I am chilling out tonight, and doing nothing. I need it. My body fought off the virus going around. I had it a tad for 2 days. I pray it is out of my system. I didn't get it anyway near how bad everyone else had it. I will catch up with you later. ((hugs))

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JOYINKY 4/6/2012 1:06PM

    emoticonBe well. I hope you are feeling better.

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SEATTLE58 4/6/2012 12:02PM

    Hope you can get relief from your pain! I know that with me painting our cupbds, I sure am in more pain than usual. Because of all the new moving around to reach this and that. Alot of groaning I'm afraid! Take care and enjoy Easter! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/6/2012 11:37AM

    Have a great one

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NEW-CAZ 4/6/2012 9:36AM

    have a great day Cinders emoticon

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Tuesday going to be a super great day

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Do any of you remember the story Roger Podgers crazy mixed up day? I read it to my son a lot. Well today is going to be Cindys super,great, happy, get things done day! Cos I deemed today such a day. lol

It is sunny, but cool, we have things to do outside the house which always seem to take time, but we are not waiting for dads car to be done so hopefully will get back here and get more done. That's the plan anyway.

I am going to write this, and get started painting as I have till 11 before we leave. I have eaten and charted my breakfast, have my water bottle ready and will empty it 2x today for sure. I am eating better, yet found another lb again. So only thing been slack on is water, yet when we did that as a challenge I was able to do so. Now am focusing on adding my water back in and charting as haven't held my end of the team up well there.

Okay off I go let dog in, and stir up the paint!
cya Hope you all chose to have a super day in whichever way you need!


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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/3/2012 12:35PM

    Ok you stir up your paint, and I will go put some war paint on for going to town lol!! I have counselling with a new celiac today, then lunch at the noble pig brewry for events for the celiac chapter, then home to exercise, had a treat breakie today, hubby was not impressed lol!! Crackers with almond butter and crofter's premium spread, mmm delicious, he says not a breakie to be going to town with. Oh well I enjoyed, but got to run already 9:30am and I still have to get organized, but gotta spark first lol
have a great day!!

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FUNKY5RED 4/3/2012 9:57AM

    You are living with intention, something I am trying to do. It is sometimes just a matter of deciding how the day is going to be - just like you are doing. Good job!

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    You're an amazing woman who gets things done every day. Good luck with the day!

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NEW-CAZ 4/3/2012 8:52AM

    Have a great day Cinders emoticon

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