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Monday's thought

Monday, April 05, 2010

I was rather tired last evening, but chalked it up to the excitement of having everyone over to dinner......was real nice that even B could be here.....too often he has to work on holidays.

I awoke (after sleeping poorly) with a VERY sore throat, swollen glands, stopped up ears and nose. Sounds like another cold, doesn't it?!! Well, I back to doctoring it myself, hoping I don't have develop a bacterial infection, too.

We had both (local) grandsons today as they were still out of school on Easter vacation. They're such sweethearts, expect maybe when they decide to fight. I'm staying out of those as much as I can, because they need to learn to settle their differences themselves. But I do still sometimes speak up, "Settle down and keep your hands to yourselves" or something similar.

Here's hoping the rest of the week sees me getting WELL and feeling much, much better. I'm NOT a good patient, and I was sick just last month - I wonder if my body didn't get the memo saying I am to stay well awhile....just a thought. LOL

Don't feel sorry for me - I'm taking care of myself, and expect to keep losing weight. But, this week's weigh-in was a disappointment - all measurements and weight remained identical to a week ago. Oh well, bound to happen.

Hanging in there,

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IUHRYTR 4/5/2010 8:43PM

    Not gaining is often a victory. -- Lou

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Saturday - a great day

Saturday, April 03, 2010

It's a BEAUTIFUL day, and my energy is high. I did some 'touch-up' housework in prep for family coming over tomorrow, then baked a cake, spent over 40 min on the treadmill (I know, I coulda/shoulda walked outdoors), and then made a hearty vegetable soup for lunch. It was a new-to-me receipe, so it needs tweaking, but it wasn't bad. Just 63 calories per serving.

Yesterday I baked chocolate chip cookies (partly in case my grandsons prefer them to cake) and made rolls from scratch. In both cases, I substituted whole wheat flour for 1/2 of what was called for in the receipes. I just won't tell the boys that the cookies are 'healthy' - grandma is such a sneak! emoticon

We're going to have both boys (ages 6 and 10) on Monday, and they want to go to a movie. I want to go bowling - guess which we'll do. Haha. We'll have them overnight next weekend, and for a day and night the following weekend. They are such sweethearts, but I try to avoid saying that in front of them - being's they're boys and all. I do make sure I tell them regularly (and often) how much I love them, and am proud of this-or-that that they've done.

Well, I have to go buy milk and flowers for a table centerpiece, so need to take care of a few things first.

Y'all have a great Easter, remembering the real reason for the holiday - Jesus died and arose for our salvation.

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IUHRYTR 4/3/2010 2:48PM

    I'm having a similar day -- great weather, yard work done (cardio!) and some house cleaning. All in all a terrific day. Aren't days like this special? Keep up the good effort. Love your attitude. - Lou

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Tuesday thoughts

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I blew my nutrition for today, but refuse to beat myself up for it. I'm determined to do better tomorrow.

I did spend time on the treadmill this morning, and will either do that again tomorrow, or will take a walk outdoors, depending on the weather. My walking buddy has a respiratory infection, so I expect her to rest tomorrow.

Have planned (and am starting work on) a cross stitch bookmark for each of my grandson's teachers as end-of-school year gifts. They are both great teachers and we appreciate them. (We help in their classes, so we've become acquainted with them).

I'm still working on my grandson's afghan, and am knitting a top for myself. What's two more projects? emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 3/31/2010 9:20AM

    emoticon You will have ups and downs so good job an not beating yourself up. I hope the weather is good for you so you have a chance to emoticon. I love my walks. You have lucky friends and family to receive such wonderful gifts!

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    Be kind to yourself and love yourself and appreciate yourself whether you do well with your food plan/exercise or not. You're worth loving! Have a great day emoticon

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IUHRYTR 3/30/2010 7:31PM

    What's the old saying? If you want something done, give it to a busy person. emoticon - Lou

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Monday's exercise

Monday, March 29, 2010

We went bowling this morning, thinking of bowling two games apiece. Well, the alley was having a 'senior' special of 3 games for $6 so of course we signed up for that. What super calorie-burning!

Then, I came home and spent another 40 minutes on the treadmill, at varying speeds and incline levels. Just trying to confuse my muscles enuf to keep 'em burning calories. emoticon

To cool off, I did some exercises and finished my ironing. I feel good mentally, and a bit tired physcially; but that's probably a good thing.

Planning to exercise more tomorrow, and maybe get on the treadmill awhile as well. Determined to burn off this excess fat.
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INKYWAG 3/30/2010 11:20AM

    Sounds like you had a good day of workouts,you go girl. Keep up the hard work.
I havent bowled in ages sounds like you had fun.

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WYWIWOMAN 3/29/2010 10:33PM

    You really put together a lot of great - fun and satisfying - activity today. Good for you!

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IUHRYTR 3/29/2010 7:31PM

    Every bit of movement counts. Love your determination. Keep up a good effort. -- Lou

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DORSKI 3/29/2010 5:38PM

    Bowling sounds like fun. Maybe i can talk my husband into going bowling this weekend. Sounds like you had a few good workouts today.


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IS it Spring?! Updated

Friday, March 26, 2010

Seems lots of folks have recently gotten snow, and we may get a wintery mix this morning. UGH!

Now that my complaining is over, let me say that I AM grateful for the moisture, but hope tomorrow will be warmer than today's predicted hi of 45 degrees. The past few days of 60's and near 70 degrees have spoiled me! emoticon

Since the weather is not conducive to walking outdoors, I'll get on my treadmill after eating a bit. Must-ent exercise on an empty stomach.

Y'all have a great day.

EVENING UPDATE: well, I'm glad to say that the pronosticaters weren't right. Yes, we got rain, and no, it didn't get warm today, but there was NO wintery mix! Thank you, God.
I DID get on my treadmill, which turned out to be a good idea: while it was sunny this afternoon, the temps didn't rise as far the the mid-40's and there was a stiff wind. emoticon

Hoping for (planning on) a healthy weekend.

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DEBJNC 3/26/2010 10:59AM

    It just seems that winter doesn't want to let go this year, doesn't it? And all those little teases different parts of the country have gotten are just not fair!! lol

Here in New Mexico, the weather varies from one part of the state to the other so radically. While the ski resorts are still getting snow and able to stay open longer than normal, other parts of the state are preparing today for major winds! I'll be hanging on to my hat today! And sweeping dust tomorrow!

I like that you have an alternate plan to walking outside. Good job!

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IUHRYTR 3/26/2010 9:32AM

    We're supposed to be in the low 70s with a light breeze here in Central FL. How can I send some your way? Hope you enjoy your day, whatever it might bring. -- Lou

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