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Off Day / Day Off

Friday, July 29, 2011

I'm feeling a bit under the weather today
DD decided to share her cold with me.
I have a stuffed up nose and head ache so....
I'm taking the day off from exercise
I'm using the time to take care of me.
So cold meds and hot tea here I come.
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    I hope you're feeling better, Jean.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/1/2011 11:51PM

    Good plan! Feel better soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FUNKY5RED 8/1/2011 9:52AM

    Rest up, Jean. I hope you feel better very, very soon.

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TSHAIGOOD 7/30/2011 10:36PM

    I think that's a perfect plan. When your body is sick - you need to rest. Get well soon my friend!

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DUCKYONTHERUN 7/30/2011 12:14AM

    I hope you feel better soon.

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KAYELENE 7/29/2011 8:35PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon and that the cold doesn't linger emoticon

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switching exercise around a little

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I'm going to try switching my exercise around some.
I've been doing my yoga in the mornings then later in the day do my cardio and/or strength training. Some days I'm tired and so don't get as much of a work out as I should so...
starting today I did my strength training
this after noon cardio
and tonight relaxing yoga to help me sleep.
I think that will help me a little better with my weight loss.

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CJANSEN40 8/3/2011 10:28AM

    getting enough sleep will definately help the weight loss. if only I could follow that advice!

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MJK0430 7/28/2011 12:30PM

    I would think that would work out better for you. Get those muscles all activated in the morning to burn off more throughout the day. Good Luck!

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FUNKY5RED 7/28/2011 9:15AM

    You have come up with a good plan. I need to do the same thing as I am stuck in a rut. Keep us posted how it works for you.

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TSHAIGOOD 7/27/2011 6:03PM

    That sounds like a great they say you need to switch things up a little from time to time to get the maximum benefit. Thanks for the reminder!

Someone at the gym this morning helped me set some of the equipment a little differently so I would work different muscles. I hope I see a change.

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fast dinner but very yummy

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I didn't have a lot of time for cooking today so tossed something together quick.
Surprise you can make a yummy meal in less than 15 min.
the meat is tilapia sautéed in a little butter and topped with mango salsa
I steamed the baby carrots and broccoli (seasoned with no-salt seasoning and lemon)
the rice is minute rice ( I know not best choice but I limited my amount to 1/2 cup)
The tomatoes and cucumber have a very light drizzle of raspberries vinaigrette
desert (not shown) 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt ice cream
Family was very happy with the meal and so am I.

Now the reason I had no time to cook was spent all morning at Dr.'s office with DH
Results of lab work was very good. Dr said cholesterol levels were excellent then looked at me and said keep up the good work.
MRI showed a tear in the knee that he wants checked by a bone & joint Dr. so will go Aug 5th for that. Until then DH is to use walker or cane. So more waiting on him and making him stay off his feet. UGH!!!

After getting out of the Dr's office 15 min before the tire place closed for lunch, got there just in time to get the air tank (for MIL's car that has flat tire) and rush home. Got her tire pumped up and made a fast PBJ (out of sandwich meat after DH made his sandwich first) to eat in car while following her back to town. She made it safe even though tire was getting very low again. Run grabbed some groceries and finished just in time to follow her back home.

Got groceries put away, paid neighbor for cutting grass, and took MIL's B/P.
Whew, almost a whole day gone and now you know why I didn't have a lot of time today.

Oh forgot to mention the figs I put up yesterday turned out very good but have to watch it they are loaded with sugar. I don't eat many, love to give them as Christmas presents.
Here is a pic. of them on the stove bubbling away.

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TSHAIGOOD 7/27/2011 6:07PM

    You are one busy woman and those figs look wonderful! I've been meaning to mention the doily you have as a profile pic. It is beautiful! Did you make it? The handwork is maticulously perfect!

Loved the picture of dinner...isn't Tilapia wonderful - it cooks so fast!

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FUNKY5RED 7/27/2011 9:02AM

    My goodness, you had a busy day! Good job on the delicious meal. Thanks for the reminder that food doesn't have to be complicated to be good.

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still busy

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Seems like every time I turn around there is more to do.
This last week was full with a visit from Aunt Barb (we had a great time)

taking my DH back and forth to the hospital to have an MRI on his knee and blood work
then back for more blood work because the lab had an oops.

Rescued my DD when her car broke down and got the car to the shop. Just got it back today after $600 of work on the intake valves and hoses. What ever they are. I just know the car works again.

Throw in work, they got the windows fixed so I could put the books back on the shelves.
Also took care of 2 boxes of new books, now ready for check out. Those boxes were heavy but it made a great work out.

Put up some squash, okra, and am canning more figs tomorrow. In another week or two I'll start on the pear relish. yummy.
Whew add in house work and exercise and you'll know why I have not been on the computer much.

But you know what... despite all that I feel great and am sleeping well now.
Seems like I have more energy than ever.
Can't wait to see what this week brings

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CJANSEN40 7/28/2011 1:10PM

    how busy you are! keep it up. activity is a good thing

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1BEACHWALKER 7/26/2011 5:20PM

    emoticonYou are busy! You are making my mouth water with that food you are canning!!Hope you DH's tests turn out ok! Glad you feeling better-good sleeps really help don't they?! emoticon

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MEW4039 7/25/2011 8:19PM

    It's good that you're sleeping small wonder!You've been very busy!Wow! emoticon

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FUNKY5RED 7/25/2011 10:15AM

    It is so exciting that you have more energy! You sound like a whirlwind with all you are doing. I'm not certain about that okra. :)

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THAIBEAUKITTY 7/25/2011 9:47AM

    You are one busy lady! I know of okra and have seen it in the store, but I'm not really sure what to do with it or how it tastes.

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CATZTEACH 7/24/2011 10:26PM

    You are one busy lady! Pear relish....sounds interesting. emoticon

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LASARRE 7/24/2011 10:03PM

    You are wonderful!

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Thanks everyone & Aunt Barb

Monday, July 18, 2011

I want to thank everyone for your wonderful support
you don't know what it means to me.
Y'all are the best!!!!
I'm feeling better now
I wrote my letters and will burn them next Sat night.

I'm tracking my food now even if I didn't make the right choices
I think that will help me get back on track.
A big surprise was even though I didn't make the right choices Sat I found that I was still just within my calorie range. Wow, I didn't do as bad as I thought that day... but could have made better choices. The junk is back out of the house again and fruits and veggies have taken their place.

Now on a very happy note, Aunt Barb is coming to visit today and tomorrow
I can't wait.
She also helped to raise me (she lived at home with my grandparents at the time)
We always have a great time when she comes.
So if you don't see me much the next couple of days you know why.

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CJANSEN40 7/19/2011 9:15AM

    (((hugs))) glad you are feeling better.

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TSHAIGOOD 7/19/2011 12:00AM

    Have a great time - you deserve the break! You've struggled lately and that takes a mental toll! It's time for some fun!!

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CANDOK1260 7/18/2011 1:29PM

    have a great visit with your aunt

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FUNKY5RED 7/18/2011 8:59AM

    Good job on writing the letters. Did it help? You have set everything in place for success. You can do it! Have fun with your aunt.

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THAIBEAUKITTY 7/18/2011 8:43AM

    Oh, I'm so glad that you are feeling better. We all have those sad moments. Even talking about it with your Aunt Barb might help.

Have you ever thought of writing a message on a Chinese flying lantern? Used traditionally to celebrate the end of Chinese New Year and gain wisdom and luck, they are also used as a memorial. I'll leave a link where you can buy them and a link on how to make your own if you are interested. It might be something you can do when your Aunt Barb comes.

Just a thought.



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