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Coffee creamer what a waste of nutrition/Sparkpeople Cookbook

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Soon as my bottle of creamer is empty I am quitting using that crap. Even if it is fat free, sugar free, lactose free whatever, it is still a waste and I can not pronounce half the crap that is in it.. so out it goes. I will use my soy milk. I am still going to phase out my coffee but not till I am done with school in June. For some reason the green tea upsets my stomach in the morning.

I am having some trouble blogging too. Sometimes when I click add a new blog it doesn't go anywhere, it is kinda like I am a guest on my own page.

I am thinking about buying the Sparkpeople cookbook.. do any of you use it? I have time to cook from specific recipes now that I am not working. But I am not crazy about recipes that take a lot of unusual ingredients.

I tried to get into the pool yesterday and it was full of kids, evidently it is mid winter break somewhere.. i usually have it to myself if I go around noon. That's the nice thing about living in Ocean Shores, having the community club as a perk of being a property owner, but since it is a resort destination we have owners from all over the world. I wish they would designate more adult time.

I think I am going to have to let my Chobani yogurt go, it is too tempting and I could eat 3 at a time sometimes. My class's are very stressful this quarter and stress makes me want to eat. Steve brought home some bread, even though it is a good quality whole wheat, I still wish it wasn't here. I love sandwiches, but I know I can't have just one.. I keep telling myself about all the people in the world that never have a choice of foods... do you know that the United States is real low on the totem pole when it comes to helping the third world countries with food and seed to produce for for themselves? I have always thought that we were one of the countries that was trying to make a difference in world hunger.. what a shock to find out we aren't! We hear a lot about foreign aid on TV but we do not hear the whole truth. This Environmental Science class is a real eye opener.

When I get moved to Alaska I am going to build another greenhouse, I have already talked to my son about it.. we both love to garden and can. They have long summers up there and the gardens I saw were gorgeous with huge veggies.

Today there are so many chemicals in what we eat.. the veggies grow in it and are sprayed with it so we get a double whammy! No wonder we have so much cancer. I read yesterday that they have grown the first beef in a test tube and plan on having it available to the public in the next few years.. doesn't that sound good? Test tube hamburger anyone? I think not.

One very good thing that came from my time here with Sparkpeople is that I gave up red meat on a regular basis. I eat it now about once every 2 or 3 months. Sometimes I will go for 6 months without it. I found some elk in the freezer today.. I sure wish I had a freezer full.

Yesterday I went out to the freezer to bring some fish in. I told Steve we have some that needs to be used now. I never let anything get freezer burn and this wasn't looking too good. It didn't look like my Alaska salmon either, it was more peach colored than red. Last night I looked at the pkg i put in the sink to thaw and there was a small skein of fish eggs in with the fish!!! Yuck!!! It was Steve's CRAB BAIT!!!! He is supposed to keep that crap in the bottom drawer of the freezer and I had brought it all in and thawed it!

Thankfully I can tuna.. I had it for dinner instead of the nice salmon dinner I was planning on. Tonight I am going to have some steamed cabbage and zucchini with elk burger.. I found I love zucchini steamed. I thought it would be flavorless but oh how wrong I was!

I am still struggling with eating breakfast at breakfast time. It is 11:30 and I still have not got it down but I will and I will log it as breakfast. When I was here before, breakfast was the beginning of my day.. now I only want coffee. I have to get over that I know I need protein to start my day. Why can't I do what I know I need to do?

  
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IAM_HIS2 2/25/2012 3:47AM

    No, I have not bought the Spark Cook Book. There are too many ingredients plus it isn't very healthy to my liking. So I am busy changing my recipes into healthy ones. Like you, I am eating less meat. I can't wait to plant my veggies this year.

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2008LYNN 2/23/2012 11:57AM

  I've been going organic and eliminating chemicals in other areas too. I found some recipes for making deodorant but haven't gone there yet. I don't use dryer sheets, a piece of aluminum foil in the dryer works like a charm. I love the flavored coffee creamers, but had to give them up too, at least at home. I still get a huge cup to drink at school but will be giving that up soon. I wish I could grow my veggies, but I'm at the mercy of the grocery stores.

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MOMFAN 2/22/2012 10:40PM

    Hugs! I don't do fish!

My local library bought a copy of "The Spark" and the cookbook when I requested it. Worth a try.

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KASEYCOFF 2/22/2012 4:35PM

    I had a husband who used to keep deer hides in my chest freezer. The idea was he was going to tan it himself (!) and make lacings (!!) for 'genuine snowshoes' (!!!) - he never did, but the lower third of the freezer was stacked with those frozen-when-fresh deerskins.

He's the ex-husband. And if I had ever accidentally thawed one of those things, mistaking it for supper, he'd probably be the late husband, lol!

Never thought about steaming zucchini, but I will keep that in mind. I have been known to sort of roast it from time to time. And then there's that deep, dark, fudgy chocolate zucchini cake that - well. Best not go there.
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Hospital cafeteria food

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Well Steve had to have a stint put in his leg today so I spent the day at the hospital. He was supposed to be in surgery by 0800 but surgery got backed up and it was 1pm before they got him in there. I was faced with lunch from the cafeteria. I really dreaded that.. lots of goodies in there and it smelled heavenly but I was GOOD! I had a salad/chicken, sliced almond, and I got creative for dressing.. I used half a honey packet, 2 packets mustard ( i love it) and some lemon juice from a packet.. mixed it all up and it was a darned good salad dressing! I also had a orange and a hard boiled egg ( gotta get the protein in)

I bought a new truck yesterday. I had a appt to get oil changed and decided half way there that I needed something bigger that doesn't hurt my hip so bad when I am getting in. It has 4 doors so it is kinda like a car.. Ford SportTrac.. its just perfect has a 6cyc engine so will be good for gas and has 4 wheel drive for the beach.

Steve's surgery went very well but he has been fibbing about his leg problems. The doctor found he had 100% blockage in both legs. They put in 2 150mm stints in the same leg today and he has to have the other leg done too.. the DR says he absolutely has to quit smoking ... I pray he will listen this time.

I am exhausted.. soup for dinner again cause i am too tired to cook.. have to go back to town again tomorrow to get Steve from the hospital and I have to have my Thesis done and turned in thur morning. I am having a terrible time with MLA format too.. I need some more time!!!

But I am just going to go to bed and watch a sop opera and say no to stress.. (grin)

  
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2008LYNN 2/23/2012 11:50AM

  Glad things went well for Steve. I hope he can do it but quitting smoking is hard, hard, hard.

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MOMFAN 2/15/2012 10:31PM

    Hugs and prayer

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 2/14/2012 11:17PM

    Glad to hear that your husband is doing better and yes hopefully he will listen to the dr and quite smoking.

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Still feeling "it"

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Even though I have not had much time to be here I am eating right, logging all my food and doing exercise of some kind each day. I am working on my thesis right now so I do not have much time to be here but soon as this class is over I will have more time to get into my teams and get active with them.

Philosophy is kind of kicking my butt.. I do not like it and do not agree with much with what the early philosophers had to say.. so this class is a struggle and takes even more time. I LOVE love love environmental science!! I care about our earth and what is happening to it. I am all for getting clean and back to some basic living.. getting rid of that crap that is poisoning our planet and our bodies.

I am not hungry anymore, my appetite has been tamed! Thank goodness.. I was really getting out of control. I am drinking more water once again and soon will try to get away from coffee and back to tea.

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 2/10/2012 6:29AM

    Good for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 2/10/2012 3:43AM

    I had the same problem with philosophy - and think I actually understood maybe one concept during the required coursework, lol...
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MOMFAN 2/9/2012 10:33PM

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THREEE 2/9/2012 10:21PM

    emoticoni am so proud of you...you are on the same path that i am...i am being mindful(food-tracking) of my intake and i am not CONSTANTLY hungry...and i AM in tax time which is a GREAT way to keep me from getting my fingers dirty by food for not getting on the papers..
WOW... your thesis...EXCELLENT...go get 'em!!!

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 2/9/2012 9:59PM

  emoticon You go, girl! emoticon

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Cornish Games who knew?

Sunday, February 05, 2012

I love these little birds and we usually barbecue them on the weekend all year round. I was floored when I went to enter my food.. FAT, Fat, Fat little birds! No wonder I love them so much! The best stuff is always high in fat hahahaha. I can see right now I am going to have to use this good on a special occasion planned far in advance food.

Other than going way over on my fat I did really well today. Now to get back in the habit of eating oatmeal with berries for breakfast. I have gotten into the very poor habit of coffee and coffeemate for breakfast.. and sugar free to boot. I know that's actually worse but Steve thought he was doing me a favor. Sweet man.

I won the last quarter of the Superbowl football board. My Mom won 2 quarters. So we had a great day! I studied most of the day so no exercise for me today? Thanks for all the encouragement from all of you.. It means a lot.

Many smiles to all of you and sweet dreams tonight..
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BLESSEDTOBEME1 2/7/2012 12:32AM

    Who would have thunk it?

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 2/6/2012 7:47AM

    They do sound delicious! Sorry about the fat content.

Jane

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THREEE 2/6/2012 1:39AM

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MOMFAN 2/5/2012 10:44PM

    Live and learn!

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Poor pitiful me.. or NOT! NO MORE FARMVILLE!!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Well I see my last entry here was sept 2009 and at that point I weighed 257. I have gained 52 pounds since that last entry. Day before yesterday while having my talk with God He spoke to me with determination that I should hear him and pay attention.

My excuse of fulltime college and fulltime work just did not make the cut with him. I have too many excuses. Working night shift was supposed to give me more time for my studies but I used that time friviously and got myself hooked on Farmville, it is such an addicting game and I went whole hog. Just like I did here when I first started on 07 and lost over 100 lbs. When I think about this now it just makes me sick how much time I wasted, and not just time but I spent money on that stupid game.

Now from 2+ years of sitting on my you know what and gaining that 52lbs I am like an old cripple! I have arthritis in my right hip and I need to have hip replacement. I used to walk 3 miles a day minimum and now I am lucky if I can walk thru a store. I don't know what went on in my mind that I let myself get dragged down into this horrible palce I am in now but I do know that I will not settle for living my life this way.

Farmville app has been deleted from my facebook. I immediately came back here, where I know I will get the support I need. I am strong but I cannot do it alone. We do not have a local weight watchers or I would be doing that as well.. but I did it here once and I WILL do it again!

I graduate college in june. I will be the first person in my family to do this. I want to move to Alaska (kenai) this summer so I can be near my kids and grandchildren. I spent a couple weeks there over the holidays and was so miserable I couldn't do much with the kids. I hate that! I had to use a wheelchair to get through the airports.. How disgraceful that I have done this to myself.

I tried walking in the pool but for the next 3 days I could barely walk. I have discovered that I can swim without being in pain so that and chair exercises will have to be my main form of exercise for now but I can and will live with that. It is extremely hard to get into my shower.. this has turned out to be a blessing! God does work in mysterious ways indeed! This means that I have to go to the community club for showers and that's where the pool is so not going swimming is not an option.

I used the food tracker today, this was such a focus in my life before. Another GOOD thing I let slip away. I have to start my day with it from now on so I can see exactly whats going in as an actual number. I don't drink as much water as I used to either. Sometimes I am in so much pain that I have a hard time holding it so I got into the habit of not drinking as much but that has got to change as well.

I am thankful today for God, he listened when I asked for guidance. I am thankful to Sparkpeople that I could come back and see that I am still here. I have so much to be thankful for and now I need to pay it forward. I went back to school so I could better help people in the community and somewhere in that process I lost me and what I needed most. My health.

I let fear of failure take over. School was scary at 53yo. Now I have to wonder what in the world was so scary??? There should never be a fear bigger than losing your own good health.

  
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KKWOOD80 2/7/2012 7:20AM

    So Glad you are back! Good for you realizing what was keeping you down. You can do this, stay on here keep track of whats going in and keep track of what your doing to get it off. There are spark people apps which make it easy if you dont get a chance on your computer. emoticon emoticon We got your back sista! If you need a pick me up or feel yourself getting into a rut tell someone. We will help :) Im so happy you are back!

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BLESSEDTOBEME1 2/7/2012 12:52AM

    Wecome back! Hugs!

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SPEEDY143 2/6/2012 4:26PM

    emoticonback... I saw your blog while huddling on the Grandmother's Fitness Club page. I joined SP 19 months ago at 326 pounds so our paths have not crossed since you've been gone. But now we can journey together towards similar June goals. emoticonon your upcoming emoticon and possible move closer to family. I will be celebrating my 2nd SparkVersary and 65th birthday healthier and happier than I started emoticon

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JETTANALA 2/5/2012 11:06PM

    Last time I was here I lost 50 pounds and regained them all plus 20.... I am down 55 again and am much smarter this time... taking it slow and steady .... I am in no real hurry but am coming on almost a year of control! Feb 28 2011 is when I started back and I still am strong. The holidays did have me backslide a bit, but I signed up to do the Susan Komen walk again just this weekend and am begining to train... If I get 5 pounds off in 2012, I will be very happy. I was going to be "Nifty by Fify" remember? Well, I am 53 now... I know how you are feeling... my first blogs last February were very apologetic, I felt like a slacker and felt like I should hide from Sparking... uh... hello! this is where people understand! You are going to do it again... but as I recall you were Mega strict.. I learned that this is not good for me.... deprivation is not the answer!

I am in and out all the time as I am in the middle of a job search and spending all my time trying to figure out how to make it all work!

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WIFEALF 2/5/2012 8:04PM

    Welcome back,i have missed you!!!!Are you still on facebook??Let me know i will add you!

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SUGARSMOM2 2/5/2012 12:26PM

  you are in the right spot . we need to all have a closer walk with our center . true center . when we become clear what that is then we start and do everything we need to do to make it right . In our hearts we know the path . yesterday my sister in law had a party to celebrate her wedding anniversary . Her children gave them the party . it was a buffet style . serve yourself . I did well . or at least i think i did . I took one cup green beans . one chicken leg . not fried boiled . one roll . one cup of tea . no sugar . my hubby brought cookies to the table and i passed on them . now usually i eat and can not stop so i think i did well . you are going to be fine . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2008LYNN 2/5/2012 9:18AM

  Our paths again parallel. We started here together, lost weight together up to 2009, slacked off and gained weight, now we're both ready to get back on our Spark paths. Check if there is a chapter of TOPS in your area, similar to WW and been around for over 60 years. I hope they have one because I know you would love it.

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FLYINGB16 2/5/2012 8:31AM

    It very easy to get wound up in our lives and lose track of us. I have to use the food tracker everyday or I WILL eat things that are not the best choices for me. I just logged my food from a birthday party yesterday and it was ugly...but logging it keeps me honest. Keeping the weight off is a challenge but we are all here to support you. Focus on small goals with your exercise and log all of your food. You can do this!

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MOMFAN 2/4/2012 8:38PM

    Sounds like me minus the Farmville! We will gain back the ground and lose that 100 pounds again.

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