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Up Early

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I woke up at 2am today. I went to bed around 7 or 8 so I did get some sleep. I woke up at 4am yesterday so I ended up being too tired to go shopping...so we had subway for dinner again. At least if I eat that it doesn't blow my calories out of the water.

It is a little after 4am now and I am getting ready to do a workout and fix breakfast. After that I will get ready for service. It is supposed to rain here all day so I am glad we have plenty of calls that need to be made. I am hoping to finally make it to the grocery store after service. I want to make sure I save some money back for this coming wednesday though, cause the farmer's market is supposed to be open on that night from 3-6. Finally I can get some fresher veggies directly from the farmers. I am looking forward to seeing what they have.

I want to start making my own version of subway sandwiches and see if I can cut down on the sodium. That is the one thing I don't like about their food....it has alot of sodium in it. I am hoping I can make even a better version. I just need to make it to the store.

Well, I gotta go. Got alot to do today. I hope everyone has a great day. Don't forget to pray and thank our Heavenly Father for all the blessings he gives us each day. Sending my love to all the friends......Joyce
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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/28/2012 9:17PM

    Hope you had a good day in FS. Hang in there.

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LOVE2WALK1 4/28/2012 6:42PM

    I hope you had a great day out in the ministry. let me know how your "Subway" experiment goes. My Bible student's son and daughter in law went on that Subway diet and each lost about 50lbs! There must be something to it! emoticon

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CINA-MINI 4/28/2012 2:13PM

    I hope your day is good!

When I am having strange sleep habits, I force myself to stay up until bed time the next night. It helps to get my sleeping back on track. I hope you are able to get back on your sleep schedule. Unless of course this suits you!

Hugs!

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BOOKWERME 4/28/2012 7:54AM

    Ditto ALBAUGHMO. Curious sleep schedule you have, but whatever works, works. Hope you have good results in service. emoticon

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ALBAUGHMO 4/28/2012 4:40AM

  hope you have a great day. emoticon

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Just call me Jared lol

Friday, April 27, 2012

You know the Subway guy! ha ha ha I had to choose what I would do for dinner and although I was favoring pizza or something, I decided to have the same sandwich I had from Subway for lunch for dinner too. I was full, had lots of veggies and was happy with my stats after logging! I think whenever I want to eat out I am gonna pull a "Jared" for awhile and see how much it helps me with my goals. Mostly I like to cook at home but we have to run around with meetings and service so much there are just those days when you dont have time or are too tired to cook. I figure as long as it helps me reach my goals each day .... good deal. Not to mention being able to use the nifty website to plan ahead. Maybe I will learn how to make my own too by checking out their menu.

Today I am off to an early start again. Woke up at 4am, prob have to take a nap after lunch, but this am I have planned workout, snack and gonna plan lunch. Maybe I will pop back in later, I will need to log my workout and lunch and am snack in awhile.

I hope everyone has a great day. Love to all Joyce
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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/27/2012 8:24PM

    Way to go!

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CINA-MINI 4/27/2012 4:46PM

    Perhaps it is the healthy veggies that is helping you with your pain management. I know when I eat better, I feel better. Of course, the muffins are always calling my name. If I plan, I know I do better. Great job!!

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JOYCEATH50 4/27/2012 9:04AM

    Workout done, lunch planned. Subway Smokehouse BBQ Chicken, 380 calories and lots of veggies!

I am having a very good day so far. I am (at the moment) not in hardly any pain! I can't believe it. Oh I do ache a little, but compared to what I have been experiencing, not bad today. I hope it stays this way so I can go to the grocery store tonight. I would like to buy the stuff to make our own subways at home this week. We will see how it goes.

Thanks for the support and encouragement. Love to all. Joyce
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BOOKWERME 4/27/2012 8:28AM

    Good planning often leads to good results. Sounds like you have a good plan!

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BIGDOG18 4/27/2012 6:32AM

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Subways website

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I just took a look at Subways website for the first time today. It is really cool. You can build your own sandwich, how you want it, on line and the calories and stats will change the nutrition information for however you build your sandwich. That's really cool. You can add and take off things to make the food fit within your goals. The information changes for everything you add or take off. I got one ready for Paul to pick up for me at lunch today with lots of veggies and under 500 calories. Since it is the only thing I am having for lunch today I splurged and added provolone cheese, otherwise the same sandwich would be under 400 calories. I think that is a really cool idea to let your customers know exactly what they will be getting nutritionally. KUDOS to Subway!

I hope everyone is having a great day today. I got up at 4:15 and made breakfast for my hubby, pancakes, eggs, and Organic maple syrup. It was a yummy breakfast. I am not always able to get up and do that since he gets up at 5am so I am happy I could do that today. I feel better when he eats breakfast, since he usually wont unless I make something.

Our meeting is tonight, so I will prob have to take a nap after lunch today. I woke up so early, I know I will be tired by tonight. I am glad we always study at least a day ahead of time, sometimes sooner. It make meeting day less stressful, if we are already prepared.

Well, sending my love to everyone. Hope you have a wonderful day. Love Joyce
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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/26/2012 8:00PM

    I had printed off the info and entered it into my trackers, didn't think about ordering one on line that way. Thanks for the info.

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GOPINTOS 4/26/2012 7:34PM

    That is kewl! Thanks for sharing!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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CINA-MINI 4/26/2012 1:29PM

    That is great! Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy your meeting tonight. We have CO so we have meeting too!

Hugs!!!

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JOYCEATH50 4/26/2012 8:09AM

    Thought I'd share the stats of my sandwich for an example
9 Grain Bread
Provolone Cheese
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Gr
een Peppers
Black Olives
Cucumbers
Banana Peppers
Sweet Onion Sauce

Serving size g 291
Calories 430
Cal from fat 80
Total fat 9
Sat fat 3
Trans fat 0
Cholesterol mg 60
Sodium 1060
carbs 58
dietary fiber 5
Sugar 18
Protein g 30
Vit A 10
Vit C 35
Calcium 45
Iron 20

Well that is my lunch for today...Maybe I will have the same thing for dinner minus the cheese? lol You all should check it out. I think its gonna be my go to place for fast food since I can check it out ahead of time. Love Joyce :)
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BOOKWERME 4/26/2012 7:54AM

    How cool is that, about Subway's site!? Thanks for telling us about it!

Sounds like your day got an early start! Hope it goes well the rest of the day. emoticon

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MRE1956 4/26/2012 6:47AM

    I'll have to check that out - thank you for sharing!

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"Do I really want to wear that?"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I saw a quote from another person recently. When deciding what to eat she would ask herself "Do I really want to wear that?" I thought that might be another thing I could think of when I get ready to eat, or shop for that matter. Gonna store that one away for shopping day and for those times when I am running around and we have to eat out. I just read about 10 fast food meals you can have for under 350 calories. I am gonna keep those in mind for sure before making any fast food choices.

Well, yesterday was a total bust. I couldn't even bear to sit at the computer more than a few minutes. My left hip/back was very very bad. I woke up at 3am this morning and had to sleep in the recliner for a few hours. I couldn't bear to lay down cause the pain woke me up again. I could not even do a 10 min workout yesterday! I got up at 8:30 this am though, did the dishes, and did a 12-15 min workout. I ate my Kashi cereal and am now on the computer. So at least today is turning out better than yesterday. I am scheduled to see the doctor the day before my anniversary this year. So maybe I can find out why the hip has gotten so bad. We will see...

We are having our 26th anniversary this May. Time seems to pass so fast these days. I can hardly believe my daughter is 31 and my son is 21. My oldest granddaughter just turned 12 this month! Its hard to believe. I look forward to the time when I can see them all every day if I want to. I rarely see any of them now. I am making more of an effort to visit my parents too. My parents and my kids all live about 2 hours away, but with our busy schedules and my pain it is not very often I get to see them. I get very lonley sometimes. I am very grateful that I have my husband with me every day. He is a very good man and has done his best to be a good husband and father/grandfather.

I hope all my sparkfriends are well today. I hope to meet you all some day. In the meantime, I send you all my love. Joyce
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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/25/2012 7:49PM

    emoticon on having a better day and a great hubby!

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GLMOM2 4/25/2012 7:07PM

    My week has been a bust too. It seems like it has been one thing after another. It's got to get better soon!

I hope you are feeling better.

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SUNRIZING 4/25/2012 6:11PM

    Is your anniversary May 19th? I can't remember. It breaks my heart to know that you are going through so much pain. I wish you guys could move down here closer to us and Granny. I hope the doctors can figure something out when you go.

Keep hanging in there and "keep your eyes on the prize." We will all make it there together if we lean on Jehovah.
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CINA-MINI 4/25/2012 4:27PM

    Sorry about the pain. Glad to hear today is better.

Hugs!

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GAMOMMY3 4/25/2012 2:31PM

    Sorry about the rough day. Oh how we all long for the day when there will be no more pain or tears! And happy anniversary! We will be celebrating 23 yrs in July.

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BOOKWERME 4/25/2012 12:31PM

    Sorry you had such a struggle with pain yesterday...and I am very glad today is starting out better. Hope things continue to improve. The human body is such an amazing thing...but when things go wrong, you really do have to be a detective sometimes to figure out how to get things back as they should be. I can't even imagine what it would be like to have a perfect body and mind!! Only the New System Paradise will bring that to being! Till then, we just struggle along.

May is right around the corner! Wishing you and DH JOY as you mark this special date. HOpe your family will come to you to share it with you. emoticon

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Cocoa Roasted Almonds Yum

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hi everyone, I found a new fav snack. I tried those Emerald Cocoa Roasted Almonds. Just enough cocoa to kill the need for chocolate. It is made with dark chocolate so it has the antioxidents and good potassium and protein. One ounce gives you 6 protein 3 dietary fiber and 1 sugar. Plus 210 potassium and only 25 sodium. Of coarse it has 13 g of fat but it is the healthy kind and only 150 calories. It is a lot better than eating candy bars ! I put my ounce in a little cup on my desk and just much one at a time. I am craving other things (more harmful) less and they taste really good.

I managed to do my 10 min this am and am gonna try for another 10 min before lunch. Today we are having Lean sirloin burger (homemade) and salad (heavy on the cucumber).

I am still having a lot of pain, but I don't want it to keep me in bed all day. I got up at 6 am and had breakfast by 7:30. I drank my tea with agave nectar and took my am vitamins. I am gonna listen to some magazines for service this afternoon and paint for awhile. I really need to get the vineyard done. It is supposed to be a belated wedding present. So I need to get cracking on it.

I almost cracked last night cause It was so late getting home from the meeting and I was so tired. We almost broke down and went to KFC (NOOOOOO!!!) Ha ha ha. I came to my senses half way there and said NO, we need to go to the store and buy some lean meat and stuff for salad and cook. So we dragged our tired selves to the store and ended up making home made burrito wraps. It was very good. Today we are having our salad and meat. So I am very proud of myself for sticking to my guns and not eating the bad stuff! I am slowly munching on an ounce of my almonds while I log and blog. In a while I will do another 10 min workout and fix the salad for our lunch.

I am trying to change my thinking (little by little) and am celebrating the little victories I make. I have been having a new thought in my head lately as I shop. It was something I read in an article about eating. It was "if you are not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you really aren't hungry". I have been keeping that thought in my head as I shop, and I find I am making better choices. I have been staying away from most processed foods and shopping for my fruits and veggies first. What ever is left goes for some lean meat and milk, etc. So I feel that I have been making some progress in important areas of my life.

Right now we have no cookies, cakes, chips or other junk in our house, and I am very proud of that. Little victories!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Sending my love to all! Joyce
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SUNRIZING 4/24/2012 1:13AM

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I love this blog Mom!!!
Also that is a gat saying and I'm totally stealing it [about the apple] seriously I'm going to use that! Great choice with the shoppin instead of eatingout and I've had to do the same thing many times. Shopping, buying those healthy veggies, fruits, andlean meats and whole grains is always better than getting that old fast food that just ends up in your thighs! Im sooooooo proud of you! And Dad too!

Hey we was doing some research and that prickly pear cactus is also good for people trying to lose weight! So far it has helped me alot with the mindless snacking by curbin my appetite! It really works and I love it. I'm going to take it every day before each meal.

Its good that you got all the bad stuff outta the house too. Thoz are the things that is going to help you reach your goal. if you decide to have a special treat just get the small single serving b/c you're like me, if the whole thing is there I will eat it! LOL

Thanx for this blog, it brough many smiles to my face tonight!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/23/2012 7:26PM

    Way to go! You did a good job all the way around!

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