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Plumbing and bladder problems at the hospital. One in the same?

Sunday, July 15, 2012


The hospital I am currently a guest in is under construction. Yesterday the nurse came into my room and told us that we could not use the sinks, toilets or even drink the drinking water. They were not sure when the problem would be resolved and were not told what exactly happened.

A moment later another nurse brought in some blue bags with kitty litter-like crystals, and told me that I would need to 'go' in the bags which would be placed on commode chairs to avoid the toilet water. Hmm Ok fine. What could I do, freak out? I told my nurse that of course this meant that I instantly had to tinkle, but was not ready to deal with the bag thing just yet. 
The staff were busy trying to alert everyone and went off to the other rooms. I'm sure this was no fun for the them!

I swear I could literally hear my husband start to stress a second later. He stood up. He paced. He said he would need to leave the hospital soon since he might need to pee and didn't want to go in a blue bag over the toilet. "Take me with you!" I joked.

I reminded him nicely that his predicament was much easier for a man. And I was the one who currently could not walk unassisted + had an epidural in my back and an IV in an arm - so it might be a bit more humiliating for me. But it could be worse right? So then I started to think of HOW it could be worse as the 'potty train' of commode chairs were being pushed down the hospital hallways. 

What if all of the patients had just taken a laxative?
What if the hospital had a chili cook off?
Hee hee. 

Perhaps the fact that I had already been telling myself to pretend that I have been camping since last week to deal with my lack of real shower or clean hair helped.

I've gotten to know a few of the nurses a wee bit (ha ha 'wee'), and was joking about the hospital version of Soul Train we had going on in the hallways with the commodes. If the patients all hit their Call buttons then the hallway would light up like a disco! Woohoo its a Potty Train!
The nurse let out a loud guffaw and then told me that he was trying to get one of the nurses to wear a diaper under their uniform to add some humor to the situation. Ha! Sadly no one agreed to it. Boo : (

You know, it was barely more than an hour before we got the all clear to run the faucets and use the facilities, but you could literally hear the sighs of relief from the nursing staff, patients and their visitors throughout the facility. 

Well I guess I can find humor in the strangest of circumstances eh?

'Nuff said

  
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JENNSWIMS 8/6/2012 12:37AM

    You are a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. I'm pretty sure that if I was in the hospital and the water was turned off, I wouldn't be looking on the bright side. In my defense, I'd probably be the nurse having to clean up all of the bags of pee and poo, but still, you are able to see the humor and smile through just about anything and I admire that.

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MOMKAT4310 7/30/2012 12:09PM

    How funny / not funny. A hospital with unusable water. That is a little freaky. Hope you are doing better. It will be nice to be un-teathered.
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CTUPTON 7/29/2012 5:59PM

    Wow! No working toilet in a home is one thing. Go to a neighbor I guess! But in a hospital! I can't imagine! Chris

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MRSSCHENCK 7/26/2012 8:22PM

    You are one in a million! emoticon

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PEACOCK15 7/26/2012 8:12PM

    Thanks for sharing, sending you lots of well wishes and hoping you can keep your sanity! It is such an awkward place to be. After my brain surgery, nurses had to help shower me, etc. I was happy I was medicated because I remember (kind of) feeling so embarrassed. My husband had to keep reminding me "they see it all the time".

Funny to see you sparking while in a hospital bed, that must definitely improve the mood!
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~ Laughter is the best medicine~

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AAAACK 7/26/2012 1:00AM

    hey, I didn't get a notice there was a blog here! I just went and checked and for some reason I got unsubscribed again. Sparkishly weird. So...I re-subscribed to your blogs so I don't miss any hilarious ones like this one. (prob wasn't so funny for you) But I have a funny to add - they sell those little blue bags in camping stores. They're called Travel John. And the crystals act like diaper crystals - the liquid (peepee) turns to gel. Yes. Sadly, I have experience with these little gems.

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MAMADWARF 7/20/2012 12:48AM

    You are such a nut! I'm sorry you are back in the hospital but I'm glad you didn't have to go in the kitty litter! Let me know how you are doing OK? Thinking of you with love!! Jan

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    emoticon Thanks for sharing a laugh

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LISALOSING52 7/17/2012 10:35AM

    I love your sense of humor...(I always think of ways things could be worse as well) . The laxatives and the chili cookoff had me emoticon
I know everyone was glad that the inconveince was for only a short time.

Get well Soon!!!
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MEWHENRYSMAMA 7/17/2012 1:06AM

    Humor, my Spark Friend is where it is at! I love it! What were the odds of that happening?
Glad you made it through....next time, remember your disco ball!!
Happy Hugs!
Mary
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KAILYNSTAR 7/16/2012 4:08PM

    There no other thing to say to this but, LOL!!!!!!!

What funny thoughts a person can think of in strange situations.

I thought of everyone in the ward doing the locomotion with the potties! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I bet there weren't any nurses making sure that everyone should drink their water. Perhaps they were hiding the water jugs on the trays?!

Anyways, I'd better stop. There is no way I can list all of the things that come to mind..... emoticon

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DAWNDMOORE40 7/16/2012 8:55AM

    emoticonfor sharing a bit of a laugh with us! Although I am sure it wasn't funny for you at the time! It is great that you have a positive attitude in times of bad circumstances. Have a great day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNFLOWER4ME 7/16/2012 8:50AM

    You have an amazing disposition. And the reference to a chili cook off made me laugh out loud emoticon

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SARASMILING 7/16/2012 6:41AM

    emoticon You are so great. You always make me smile. :)

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NUOVAELLE 7/16/2012 2:02AM

    Indeed, you can! And that's a gift! Humor can save us from really bad situations and not everyone is able to use their sense of humor when it's most needed. You should start lecturing on this one!
I hope you're back home as soon as possible.
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ALWYS-LKN-UP 7/15/2012 11:58PM

    What a great attitude, I like your approach!! Get well soon!! :)

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RYDERB 7/15/2012 11:42PM

    Reading this made me smile. After all that you've been going through, you're finding ways to share your Spark and find the silly around you. That means you must be feeling a little bit better. Hopefully tomorrow IS the day you get to come home!
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2WHEELEDSHARON 7/15/2012 8:05PM

    I'm proud of you for your humor. I would totally join you in the Potty Train if only I had the chance. When, on God's Green Earth, do you get out of there!?

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SARAWALKS 7/15/2012 6:12PM

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You definitely need your own comedy show, Bren! Except you can't stand up...
You could broadcast from your bed - the latest news and views from the potty train -
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Thanks so much for thinking of me and sending relaxing music!

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MELIBUG 7/15/2012 5:26PM

    Oh girlfriend, you crack me up every time! Glad didn't last long.
Hugs ~ Melissa

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CANNIE50 7/15/2012 5:03PM

    Oh, sweetpea - as happy as you will be to go to your home, sweet, home - those nurses are really going to miss you. emoticon

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KAYKAYGETSFIT 7/15/2012 3:39PM

    LOL I love your sense of humor. Finding funny in bad times = the right attitude!!

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JCARDINAL 7/15/2012 3:34PM

    I love your sense of humor Bren!! Stay strong and get home soon!! emoticon emoticon

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CELLISTA1 7/15/2012 1:56PM

    Bren, you are so funny!!!! Leave it to you to create fun in a crazy situation. You are so creative and you make nurses laugh! Hope you get home from that weird camping trip as soon as possible!

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MILLIE5522 7/15/2012 1:34PM

    I am laughing and crying with you! I would have been in a panic if I was told that I couldn't use the toilets.....put it down to my age :( And as for men, they will never really understand what an advantage they have! lol emoticon Love Sarah xxx

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KETTLEBURN 7/15/2012 10:56AM

    what a great attitude you have about the situation! i'm sure that helps with the healing and getting better process. hope you're feeling well enough to be heading home soon!

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LGAR519 7/15/2012 10:17AM

    Sorry you had to go through that but glad you found some humor in the situation. Thank goodness I never had that happen when I was working!

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NATIVE_ONE 7/15/2012 10:06AM

    You made a great story from a horrible situation. I am quite sure the nurses around there are enjoying your company. Hope you get released soon. The camping part of it sounds like you are ready to be home. Take care and well wishes.

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GUITARWOMAN 7/15/2012 9:37AM

    Definitely, plan a break out......

Use the potty chairs as decoys!




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LOSE4LIFE47 7/15/2012 9:28AM

    How funny & horrible at the same time!!

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Oopsies. Perhaps my plan for the week has only been in my head so far

Friday, July 06, 2012

And here it's Friday already. Sorry.
I've been fighting the pain monster all week it seems and still trying to keep my brain focused on my goals which are (finally) posted below:

My goal for this week was to to do some type of workout (even if modified) at least 5 days this week.
Also shoot for 2-3 completely meat free days.
Lastly, I want to continue to set small weekly goals each week since I need to feel accomplished right now at something, no matter how small!

This might seem like a short and simple list but I knew it would be challenging for me.
*So far I need to get another workout under my belt to meet my goals*

Wish me luck!
Bren

  
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KAILYNSTAR 7/11/2012 1:16PM

    Hey Bren,

So sorry that you're coping the 'Pain Monster'. I wish there was something to help you with it.

Any goal, no matter what you chose, is better than no goal at all.

Hang in there and I realize that I haven't been as active on the site, but it's summer and the kids are home and computer time is less for me. I've been thinking of you and I hope you're doing good.

Hugs.

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SOUTHPONDCAMP 7/9/2012 9:34AM

    Hey Bren....hope the pain beast goes into hibernation soon...goals are good, pushing yourself is good...but stay safe and don't add to the pain beasts ire! :) xoox

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NUMD97 7/8/2012 12:19PM

    Do what you can and what you are able. And if it doesn't work exactly as you plan, just know that that is OK, too.

Bren, know, too, that you are such a beacon in the vast darkness of this weight loss community. You inspire by the way you strive and push yourself to the limits of your own endurance, facing formidable obstacles.

Your blogs and your feed notices never fail to reach the masses, as witnessed by the comments.

YOU ROCK, GIRL!!!!!!!

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MILLIE5522 7/8/2012 9:53AM

    emoticon and emoticon for luck!

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MELIBUG 7/8/2012 12:14AM

    Hope the pain monster goes away for you dear!
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Hugs ~ Melissa

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EBPOOKIE 7/8/2012 12:02AM

    I hope you feel better soon!

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MAMADWARF 7/7/2012 12:23AM

    I think you should add: send Jan a spark message on her page every day.

That would help I think!!!! Hugs to you Bren, keep fighting and give Olive a hug for me...

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CANNIE50 7/6/2012 11:28PM

    Oh, honey, I hate that freaking pain monster. I would like to annihilate that pain monster. I just want it to leave you alone! YOu do know, don't you, that you make it mighty difficult for many of your Sparkly friends to make excuses? When I start toting up my aches and pains, I often think "Bren" and, "poof" emoticon there go my excuses and off I go to exercise. emoticon I am inordinately excited to see some new icons on SP so I had to use one!

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CELLISTA1 7/6/2012 7:55PM

    Bren, you make me feel I should do more because there's nothing standing in my way. For a person who has such huge obstacles, you still make goals, you still speak out to us here on Spark, and you absolutely do what you can in any given week. You are awsome!
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RYDERB 7/6/2012 5:45PM

    Way to go Bren! Stay focused on your list. You are amazing, and you will do this!
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JCARDINAL 7/6/2012 2:27PM

    Fantastic Bren!! emoticon

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PURESTILLWATER 7/6/2012 1:53PM

    Good intentions :-) hugs

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GUITARWOMAN 7/6/2012 1:41PM

    You have set goals and are mindful of them.....that is the best!

All my wishes for your pain to ease!


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AAAACK 7/6/2012 1:16PM

    At least you have goals in your head! I'm not sure I can even say that much. Mine are more like wishes this week. I need to think more like you and think of things as goals, even if they're small. Today is my planning day for the next month. I'm going to schedule in the things I've been "wishing" for to make them more real.

I hope your pain abates SOON. And forever.
Hang in there.

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LALALEELOU1354 7/6/2012 1:08PM

    I know what it's like to fight with pain. It makes everything more difficult. BUT you are making a conscious decision to do what you can which is a heck of a lot better than a defeatist attitude that is so easy to fall into when battling any issue. You've got this! Hope you have a great week and good luck.

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FINALLYBEINGME 7/6/2012 12:35PM

    Good luck! Small goals are good..but I would say give yourself a *huge* pat on the back for getting through the pain..that's pretty darned amazing. emoticon

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 7/6/2012 12:29PM

    I hope your pain eases for you. Don't beat yourself up for not carrying through on the goals - at least you have them set! Pat

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OK Bahama Mamas, so this is where I'm at.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Hey Team,
Well, I have to be honest, I did not meet or even come close to my weight goals at all for this challenge, ut I have also been assaulted with health problems lately, which have literally prevented me from doing cardio or working out to my (former) full potential.

So, who does this mean? I need to adjust my goals for this next round with my Bahama Mamas. I want to be a valuable contributing member and hold my own, so perhaps I will focus on what works for my body right now:
Eating well and sharing healthy versions of my favorite meals (or let's be honest, DESSERT!)
Stretching daily, or at least 6 days per week (and log it)
Meditate and breathe breathe breathe through those painful times!
Keep sparking baby!

Are you with me Mamas?

Wokka Wokka!
Bren

  
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TRENTDREAMER 7/1/2012 5:58PM

    Best of fortune to you on your adjusted goals

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SKIPSIDE 6/30/2012 12:16AM

    Well you did better than me in the weight category and I don't have anywhere near the hurdles that you do.

I must say "ditto" to the sentiments expressed by Melissa and Jean.
You are definitely an inspiration and the best kick in the pants to keep me on the track to being more optimistic and upbeat ..... mental highs being so difficult at times but so very very important in the scheme of things.

Bren you are definitely our inspiration. Looking forward to rocking it with you
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SUNFLOWER4ME 6/29/2012 10:49PM

    There's my girl. Can't wait to see you shine in Rock it. emoticon

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JCARDINAL 6/29/2012 5:18PM

    Bren, you are my inspiration!! Every time I started beating myself up for what I can't do, I thought of you. You persevere thorough adversity, you stay positive, you make me laugh! I didn't meet my goals but I tried and so did you. We are Bahama Mamas for life!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CEEG-ERRIFIC 6/29/2012 2:52PM

    Oh I didn't reach my weight loss goals for SASS either. But you inspired me to just keep at it. So I'm heading into ROCK IT with a new attitude and a different perspective on what will be considered a success.

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MELIBUG 6/29/2012 2:44PM

    You are FAR BEYOND a valuable Bahama Mama Team member - regardless of what you are going through, you maintain a positive attitude and that my friend is an inspiration to all of us!!! You support us with friendship, laughter, and your naturally uplifting personality.

We LOVE you Bren! Glad you are going to continue the Bahama Mama journey and ROCK-it with us.

Hugs ~ Melissa

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LGAR519 6/29/2012 2:33PM

    I'm not a member of your Team but I'm sure they know you tried your best. It's hard to be 100% when you are more ill than usual. Just do what you can and don't worry about the rest.

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RYDERB 6/29/2012 2:32PM

    Bren you've been a RockStar all season! This journey is about so much more than weight. It's about keeping life in perspective, and finding the strength to keep going, when giving up would be easier. You remind us of that everyday. Because giving up accomplishes nothing, and in finding a way to keep going, and doing our best, we get closer to our goals, and we learn to appreciate our lives and make the most of each day. Thank you for being such an inspiration! You will ROCK this new season!
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GONEWLIFE 6/29/2012 2:23PM

    keep sparking yourself !! :)

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I Would Be Rain...

Friday, June 08, 2012


If you could be something entirely different, just for a moment in time, what would you be?
I would be rain. 
Calming and welcoming. 
Tickling the flower petals in the garden until they wiggle in reply.
Starting a domino effect as tree leaves release the weight of raindrops in their grasp, from one leaf to the next.
Hydrating everything in its path, until spent, and everything it touches nourished.
Furry, enveloping, and delicately scented.
Gentle rain that softly graces everything, and sounds melodic as it falls inside rain gutters, bouncing off mailboxes.
Windchimes omit and entirely different song.
The subtle taps on the window are like an invitation to come out and play.
Can you hear it?

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MEDDYPEDDY 6/28/2012 1:31AM

    That was encouraging - I wanted to be the wind for a while but I also want to be a really really old oak - with memory.

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MOMKAT4310 6/16/2012 10:35PM

    Love this. Thanks

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SUNFLOWERSAVAGE 6/13/2012 2:12PM

    mmmm....so nice!! emoticon

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TRENTDREAMER 6/12/2012 10:46PM

    I love spring and summer rain, the only thing cooler than the sound of it tapping against the window on a cloudy Saturday afternoon at home is the smell of the first rain hitting the pavement in spring.

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CELLISTA1 6/11/2012 1:26AM

    For just a moment, I would be a bird, singing in the treetop because that is what I was born to do. The song would be free, I would be free, and I would float on the breeze.

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MAMADWARF 6/11/2012 12:23AM

    I love it, Bren. And you too!!!

I would be wind...feirce, obnoxious, blowing everything out of my way, forcing things to move and always getting my way!!!!

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MRSSCHENCK 6/10/2012 7:26PM

    Beautiful. Just like you.... emoticon emoticon

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MILLIE5522 6/10/2012 10:09AM

    That is so beautiful! emoticon

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NUMD97 6/10/2012 1:37AM

    Very nice, Bren. You captured the imagery so beautifully.

I really hope that you are duplicating everything so it will be easier for your future publisher. I mean it. You have a distinct talent and I am still totally convinced there's a niche in the market for you.

Think about it.

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CLOVER2 6/9/2012 2:45PM

    What a lovely picture you paint! I love the rain, the smell of the world around you after the rain has cleaned it all up, there is nothing quite like it!
Love you
Terri

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KATHUGGS 6/9/2012 10:48AM

    Love this! I love the rain! emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 6/9/2012 9:15AM

    How poetic! We share the same love for rain. I love its delicate scent in spring, its rejuvenating touch in summer, its colorful play in autumn, its captivating force in winter.
Thank you for creating all of these beautiful nature pictures in my mind.
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MEWHENRYSMAMA 6/9/2012 2:05AM

    OMG! That is beautiful! And I LOVE rain! I even own CDs of rain and storms!
Thank you!
Hugs!
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CTUPTON 6/8/2012 7:01PM

    Wow! You did a great job capturing an experience that I love. I do feel calm on a rainy day!

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SUNFLOWER4ME 6/8/2012 5:08PM

    You have a gift.

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    Love it :)..thanks for sharing. emoticon

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KAILYNSTAR 6/8/2012 3:05PM

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LGAR519 6/8/2012 2:47PM

    Very pretty Been! Who knew you had such talent. Beauty and smarts too! I would be a beautiful blue sky with white fluffy clouds.

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AAAACK 6/8/2012 1:24PM

    Such beautiful poetry.
I'm lucky to have you as a friend!

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JCARDINAL 6/8/2012 1:08PM

    Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you! emoticon

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MISSB8604 6/8/2012 12:47PM

    Awesome.

I think I'd be a Monarch Butterfly. What's better than resting on flowers all dang day? *sighs*

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CANNIE50 6/8/2012 12:19PM

    lovely, my dear, just lovely - like you. I would be the softest of breezes - offering relief on a warm day, a promise on a summer night....

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NAPLESNANCY 6/8/2012 12:14PM

    Beautiful!!

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RYDERB 6/8/2012 12:07PM

    That was so beautiful! Especially since you are a beem of sunlight brightening everyone's day just by being you. emoticon
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CATS_MEOW_0911 6/8/2012 12:07PM

    I love it, Bren!

When I saw your question, my first thought was a rose. A beautiful, brilliant, fragrant rose.

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GONEWLIFE 6/8/2012 11:52AM

    very nice !

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Bahama Mama's Challenge: Post pics of my food, or belly contents for this week

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Important to note that I have to cook and prep my meals for the work week on Sundays and cannot cook much anymore, so they do seem to repeat a lot.
I don't seem to mind much, and it seems to appease my mild case of OCD. : )
I've added in some magazine pages in the background where possible to add some flare, since my meals this week needed some...flare!

Monday through Friday Breakfast:
Egg beater pancake thing (no idea where I came up with this thing but it's yummy): baking powder, almond extract, ricotta cheese and (wait for it) egg beaters. Iced coffee.



Monday lunch for Meatless Mondays:
Gluten Free Oatmeal with protein powder and strawberries:




Tuesday through Friday lunches:
Butter lettuce, steamed broccoli, grilled asparagus, grilled chicken, trader Joe's balsamic dressing, a shot of lemon juice:


Snack #1:
Think Thin Bites 100 Cal Bar:


Monday through Wednesday Dinners:
Grilled eggplant, tofu shirataki noodles as no salt added marinara sauce:





Thursday and Friday Dinners:
Cucumber salad: Cucumbers, grilled fennel, grilled onions, low salt white beans, sun dried tomatoes (no oil), pesto (with oil), garlic.




Snack #2:
Greek Yogurt with cocoa powder and truvia sprinkled on top. YUM-EEEEE



And with that, I'm off to relax with my sleepy puppy Olive:


  
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CTUPTON 6/24/2012 11:07AM

    Olive is precious! Your meal photos are inspiring me! I have discovered cocoa in yogurt all by myself, however! The omelet with the ricotta sounds delicious. Chris

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MOMKAT4310 6/16/2012 10:45PM

    I must try the Greek Yogurt with Cocoa powder and stevia. Never heard of it, but I am always on a search for an ice cream substitute. Great post. Hope you are doing well.

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MAMADWARF 6/11/2012 12:27AM

    Olive is my favorite!


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OOLALA53 6/8/2012 1:08AM

    I tend to have similar foundation foods but I change the sauces. I've done the yogurt with cocoa powder, too. I've put cocoa powder in a lot of things, including cream of wheat! Mm.. thinking of grilled eggplant and dried tomatoes and....

Keep up the good work!

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TRENTDREAMER 6/5/2012 10:47PM

    :)

Best of fortune to you on the challenge

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CLOVER2 6/4/2012 8:22PM

    Oh thank goodness! As I scrolled down I hadn't read that part that said you were napping with Olive, I thought she was part of your menu!!
It all looks really good, and such great choices! I have NO talent for menu creations. It is one place I wish I could get better!
It all looks so good!
Take care of you!
Love you
Terri
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MRSSCHENCK 6/4/2012 2:01PM

    I need to hire you as my dietician. WOW! You are a healthy and creative chef. You make me want to TRY to think outside of the box.

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KATHUGGS 6/4/2012 12:14PM

    Yum to it all! I've been dying to try the shiritaki noodles. I've heard great things about them. I also need to try your cocoa greek yogurt! That looks amazing!
Your puppy is so sweet!!
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MISSB8604 6/4/2012 11:32AM

    Lookin' goood my darling!!!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 6/4/2012 1:15AM

    First...I love Olive! A-dorable!
Wow, girl, you eat some healthy food...way to go!
I give you credit for your planning! I love egg beaters and egg whites...make many veggie omelets! I am not familiar with your pancake thang...drop by my page and teach me! I would appreciate it.
Have a great week!
Hugs!
Mary emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUSICALLYMINDED 6/3/2012 8:29PM

    LOL if I did this posting pics thing, mine would be so boring compared to yours. You eat super healthy! I eat too many packaged foods.

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SUNFLOWER4ME 6/3/2012 6:00PM

    I love the greek yogurt w/ coco powder! I do it with chocolate protein powder, it's like dessert!! emoticon

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CANNIE50 6/3/2012 5:20PM

    Very nutritious and creative, my dear. I must say, the yummiest, most delectable of all is your wee stuffed Olive.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/3/2012 5:14PM

    I was stuck on the grilled fennel til I got down to Olive, who makes me want to pinch her little cheeks!

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SARASMILING 6/3/2012 6:29AM

    YUM! I'm going to have to try those tofu noodles! emoticon

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SARA72121 6/2/2012 10:44PM

    Your breakfast sounds so yummy! I'll have to try it out. Your pup is absolutely adorable too. I'm a sucker for a cute sleeping dog picture!

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SARAWALKS 6/2/2012 5:11PM

    Mmmm, I like that cucumber salad combination! AND cocoa powder in the Greek yogurt. Gotta try them both! emoticon

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FINALLYBEINGME 6/2/2012 4:25PM

    I've never heard of shirataki tofu noodles..do they taste good? I'm on a quest to find nutritious healthy food that actually tastes good.. Your meals are amazingly healthy. Very impressed with your prepping in advance strategy. Have a great weekend! emoticon

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AAAACK 6/2/2012 3:31PM

    It's so funny how much more you feel you know someone after you SEE their food. Did you find out any truths about yourself after posing food pics? Do you read interesting mags while you eat? Or do you enjoy meals with friends at work and dh at home? And I'm surprised you can eat hot food at night when Ethel is so...lurky.

Your meals look so nutritious, you're such a good girl!



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JCARDINAL 6/2/2012 2:05PM

    Yum!! I hate yogurt , but I never thought of putting cocoa powder in it. I love the Think Thin bars but I never heard of Think Thin Bites. Where do you get them? Love the Magazines in the background, so posh!

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CATS_MEOW_0911 6/2/2012 1:50PM

    Om nom nom...looks great! Way to go, Bren!

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