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Using stored food

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Cleaned out the refrigerator yesterday, something I do too infrequently. Found 4 jars of mayonnaise (that's my husband for ya!), and 9 jars of various kinds of jelly. The majority of these were gifts over the holidays.

My usual way of eating jellies and jams is on toast with butter. The bread is always whole grain, but it's still a hefty calorie use, and always with butter. This morning, because gifts are something I find hard to just immediately throw away... I decided to use them as sweetener in my hot cereal. So... peach jam in whole wheat cereal, instead of the usual maple syrup. Tasted delicious, added a little bit of fruit flavor, and was 43 calories instead of 50. Not bad.

Daily goals, yesterday:

1) Did I cook yesterday? Yes and no.... had cold canned salmon in fridge, cooked broccoli drizzled with olive oil to go with it. Not what I consider a full meal, but highly nutritious.
2) Exercise at least 10 minutes a day emoticon 15 minutes strength exercises
3) Nothing to eat after 8 p.m. emoticon Had salted nuts right before bed time, something I always regret the next morning when I wake up fuzzy mouthed and really thirsty.

And here's something for us all to think about: The last photos of my mom, who died almost exactly one year ago, are precious to me, though she tried to avoid them ("because I look terrible"). We are what we are, and our family loves us right now.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/9/2013 10:46AM


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TRUCKERSMRS 2/7/2013 4:24PM

    It must be the season -I'm currently putting a thin spread of horseradish sauce I found in the fridge on my work sandwich to help use it up. The jar of chilli relish got finished last week!
Your wise thought is very correct - those that love us, love us for who we are (warts 'n all).

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Last Day - Jumpstart challenge

Monday, February 04, 2013

I'm not going to check "week 4" on my Jumpstart plan, because I was derailed by the trip. I did still get 10 minutes a day exercise, but couldn't always do the video challenge.

Discouraged a little? Yep! However, I'm looking back over the last month, and I was motivated by the program to do lots of mini-exercises that wouldn't have happened if I hadn't been on the challenge.

The hardest thing for me has been to get out of the house and walk. Once started, I love to do it, but I've been walking off and on for 40 years and I think I'm a little bored with it. Here's what I've chosen to do: renew my active participation in the walk club that I've been a member of since shortly after we moved to this area. Walking is still the number one benefit to my overall physical wellness. My club is one of the few in the area (of the AVA associated clubs) that has a weekly club walk, and they walk from 5K to 11K every Saturday, and they're also a friendly group of people.

Reading this morning, I kept hearing a thumping sound in the kitchen. Knowing I was alone in the house, and the cats were in the doorway, looking curiously in that direction, I checked it out.... nothing. I finally decided it must be the birds outside: Cedar waxwings, whirling through the air in a constant blur of motion. They migrate through every year because they love our yaupon holly berries. Gorgeous little neat creatures, they have the top knot of a cardinal, but are smooth brownish birds with a soft yellow belly. They always travel in a crowd. One year I counted at least 50 on one of our trees.

This is today's serendipity. They are harbingers of spring here.

1) Did you get at least 7 hours of sleep last night? emoticon
2) Exercise at least 10 minutes a day emoticon
3) Nothing to eat after 8 p.m. emoticon

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LAINYC 2/4/2013 12:50PM


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FIRECOM 2/4/2013 12:22PM

    Let not your heart be troubled. You are doing great.

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Day 26 - January Jumpstart

Friday, February 01, 2013

Yesterday was first full day home, and our home welcomed us with comfortable arms. We both enjoy traveling, but we've done a ton of it and it's always so nice to come home. And.... we still like this house better than anything we looked at while we were gone. Some hard decisions are in our future. Our reasons for moving are aged 2 to 18. We're just too durn far from everybody.

It was wet and cold where we were, but I did manage one walk late at night, and got 7 hours of sleep every night, only missing one day of exercise, but wasn't doing nearly enough. Had to get up this morning and work for my husband, so didn't get enough sleep.

Sloth is my enemy now. Do NOT want to get out an walk.

This was the last 5K I did. Now it's my goal again. Note the different sizes between me and our Weight Watcher coach. She did a 5 mile run BEFORE she walked with us. Yet, she was also formerly overweight.

1) Did you get at least 7 hours of sleep last night? emoticon
2) Exercise at least 10 minutes a day emoticon
3) Nothing to eat after 8 p.m. emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 2/3/2013 9:43AM

    Home is good eh??---- You will exercise as you seem motivated--Lynda emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 2/1/2013 11:15AM

    Glad you are home. It must be tough being so far away from grandkids. I am grateful mine are so close.

Great goal at doing another 5K emoticon

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Day 20 of January Jumpstart challenge

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Spent day looking at houses, trying to decide if we want to move to this area. This is a enjoyable activity spending time doing something new, but with my beautiful new remodeled kitchen at home, I'm having a hard time adjusting to something not so nice. The location is SO much more beautiful, though.

1) Did you get at least 7 hours of sleep last night? emoticon
2) Exercise at least 10 minutes a day emoticon 34 minutes, including Jumpstart video
3) Nothing to eat after 8 p.m. emoticon Had an orange, which I don't feel to bad about doing.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 1/28/2013 12:15PM

    Are you thinking about moving closer to family?

Way to go on getting 7 hours of sleep! An orange is healthy, so I wouldn't feel bad about it either.

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LJOYCE55 1/26/2013 6:49PM

  House shopping is exciting and, just think, most of it is done while walking. Hope you wore a pedometer. Good luck in your search.

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Day 19 - Finally arrived

Friday, January 25, 2013

My husband had some extra work come in, so we didn't leave on trip till yesterday afternoon; arrived at motel 3 a.m. this morning. I've been keeping with the 10 minute SP videos till yesterday, but did upper body routines in the bathrooms across the nation. I've got my laptop, so will try to do yesterday's and today's videos before going to bed.

Just woke up from restorative nap, sitting here in a stupor while I wake up enough to move. We had a good day. Rainy and chilly, but nice fresh air and fun to see new territory. Got some walking in yesterday, but so far none today.

1) Did you get at least 7 hours of sleep last night? emoticon Almost! Didn't get up till 10 a.m.
2) Exercise at least 10 minutes a day emoticon Did get out for a 30 minute walk. It was cold, but felt good to stretch my legs. Then yesterday's and today's jumpstart videos.
3) Nothing to eat after 8 p.m. emoticon

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MAHGRET 1/27/2013 10:36AM


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ANDREA0301 1/26/2013 10:46AM

    You're doing emoticon
Very inspirational that you're finding ways to workout outside of your normal routine.

Keep up the good work!

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SPARKLE1908 1/25/2013 11:00PM

    Good job on keeping up with the Spark Videos!!! Be safe while you travel!!

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