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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Here you go:

It is a double bed size.



This is the scallop edging:



Well, I got the blanket finished, which is good. I just wish this damnable cold would join it! :-) Instead of leaving, it has settled into my chest and sinuses. Charming! It even had the cheek to offer a month's rent, but I'm not falling for that, oh no! It has already been here for 8 days, which is more than enough. Time to leave Mr. Cold!!! You hear me? LOL

So, at least I listened to my body. I didn't specifically exercise at all this week, until today. My total general exercise: I walked to the doctor's Monday to drop off a repeat prescription, walked to Waitrose on Tuesday, walked to the Doctor's again on Wednesday, picked up my scrip and took it to the chemist, and on Thursday we went into town to pay a bill and give Tara the chance of some time out and about. Other than that, I've been at home, mostly crocheting, watching DVDs (One Foot in the Grave and Jonathan Creek mostly), and sleeping.

I managed to keep my food at sensible levels, even a tad on the low side at times, which isn't hard when you are trying to use your mouth to eat and breathe at the same time. LOL I did slip on Thursday, and came home with a Cornish Pasty and a Cornish Heavy Cake, but it was the first pasty for about three months, and the first heavy cake for donkey's years! I thoroughly enjoyed both, and they haven't killed my nutrition stats too badly, largely because I didn't eat them both on the same day. :-) In fact, the only bad day I have had this month was the day I ate two small pork pies for lunch. They are so expensive calories and fat-wise for what you get. Shocking!!! And sad, very sad! LOL

So, today I walked a mile with Leslie Sansone, and did the SP 20 Minute Dumbbell video and the ten minute Bootcamp Day 4 (core) video. I hope to have enough oomph to do a little more cardio later. Boy was I sweating at the end of that, and not feeling as good as I usually do, thanks to this dratted cold, but at least I felt up to doing it, which I haven't all week. :-)

I hope to spend a nice bit of my weekend catching up with everyone here. This last week I have signed in, spun the wheel and kept up with tracking my nutrition and steps, and that's all I've done Sparkwise, so my inbox is filled with emails. :-)

Hope everyone is well and I thank everyone for their support, kind words and goodies over the last week. It really helped. :-)

Very nearly at the end of the February No Scales Challenge. :-)

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TRINA001 3/14/2011 8:39PM

    lovely blanket.
my nan used to crochet squares when I was little for me to sew together. I've still got the blanket, and I've crocheted squares that my own kids have sewn to add to it.
I think crocheted blankets are the coziest.

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SCREWIE 3/1/2011 7:52AM

    Lovely blanket!

You should have taken the rent: double charge!

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FRAN0426 3/1/2011 12:18AM

    Beautiful blanket, lov ethe colors, many a hour working on that. Sure do hope that cold decides to escape you body, its no fun to have a cold and then have it settle in the sinus cavities and chest. Love the animal pictures to, try to have a great week.

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SILLYHP1953 2/28/2011 8:09PM

    I crochet so I really appreciate how much work went into that blanket, and love the colors! Hope you're better soon!!

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BOVEY63 2/28/2011 4:33PM

    The blanket is beautiful. Hope the cold is on its way out and gone.

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ELAOPET 2/27/2011 5:45PM

    WOOOOOOOW! That is awesome!!!! So cool! Makes me want to ... almost... LOL No, really, I love it! Nice wall colour too, and nice bed and I am jealous now!!! :)

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/27/2011 2:06PM

    The blankie is lovely ,I was just thinking about you and hoping you weren't ill and there you are .Send that beastly cold packing how dare it sideline our Lexie !hugs,Cheri

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JHADZHIA 2/27/2011 12:20AM

    Gorgeous blanket! Hope you can shake that cold soon! Maybe add more Vit C fruits to your diet might help.
Good for you keeping active, can't do anything too strenuous that affects your breathing.
Feel better soon!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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LOVESLIFE48 2/26/2011 6:57PM

    Love the blanket!! It's beautiful!! I really hope you feel better soon!!! emoticon

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CHRISTURTLE 2/26/2011 4:58PM

    Welcome back Lex!!! Hope you will continue to improve healthwise, oh, and fitness wise too, come to think of it. Love your blanket, the colours are wonderful. The edging looks great, and you put me to shame, because I only ever crabstitch round the edge of mine... by the time I reach the edging I'm always well past the enthusiastic, let's do something special stage.

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CHRISTURTLE 2/26/2011 4:57PM

    Welcome back Lex!!! Hope you will continue to improve healthwise, oh, and fitness wise too, come to think of it. Love your blanket, the colours are wonderful, but now I need to know what size bed it fits, lol. I know, curiosity killed the cat... The edging looks great, and you put me to shame, because I only ever crabstitch round the edge of mine... by the time I reach the edging I'm always well past the enthusiastic, let's do something special stage.

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DARACOX 2/26/2011 4:25PM

    Glad you are feeling better. And the blanket is lovely, such pretty colors!

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CARLA-216 2/26/2011 1:58PM

    Oh what a beautiful blanket! Wish I could crochet and/or knit...

I'm glad you felt like doing some exercise, and I hope you keep on improving.

I must know what a Cornish Heavy Cake is so I will Google that in a bit.

Oh and I love Jonathan Creek! BBC America used to show that here and we really enjoyed it.

xoxo
Carla

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CHEVY63 2/26/2011 12:08PM

    Beautiful! I crochet too, and can tell all of the hard work that went into making that blanket!!!

Hope you feel better soon.

I'm just about to kick this kitten off my arms so I can get some work done. Have a great day!

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TWOTIMESS 2/26/2011 11:59AM

    The blankie is lovely, Lex! Hope you get better soon!
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ANNEMAC5 2/26/2011 11:55AM

    Nice to have you blogging back and thanks for your comment on my blog. Funny thing is I have just found leslie Sansone on you tube line was from one of my spark teams and I have walked a mile with her this afternoon. I will definitely be looking for more of them I was very impressed. So many things on the web. It sounds like you made the most of your week and did the best you could for your body. The blanket looks great. I am glad you enjoyed your treats. I now look at pastry and see the devil, take care. Anne emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 2/26/2011 11:10AM

    Wishing that darn cold would leave soon. Love the blanket,especially the color combination. Very nice. emoticon

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CAROLIAN 2/26/2011 10:45AM

    what a lovely blanket love the scallp edging hope youre soon well drink plenty of fluids emoticon

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Laughter is the best medicine...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

...So, in honour of the raging headcold I am currently in the grip of, here's a little cold and flu humour. Well, they do say that laughter is the best medicine... next to sudafed and ibuprofen anyway! LOL



I can't wait for the flu season to end. Right now my nose should be in intensive care.

By the way, what does it mean when you blow your nose and your ears squeak?

The difference between a cold and the flu: a cold will cause you to have a mild fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat.... The flu, on the other hand, will cause you to act like Sophia Petrillo for a week.

Okay, ladies, which is worse—having a cold, or hearing your husband whine when he has one?

I think I've got something serious. My tonsils are the exact same shade of red as one of James Brown's jumpsuits.

My nose is so stuffed up it feels like all eight of my sinuses are doing the wave.

One more sneeze like that and it'll take the Mentalist to find my false teeth!

I gotta quit sneezing! it's rattling what's left of my braincells!

"My doctor told me to take something for my cold."
"What did you take?"
"His Coat!"

The patient went to his doctor because he had flu, and the doctor wrote out a prescription for him in his usual illegible writing. The patient put it in his pocket, but forgot to get the tablets from the pharmacy. Every morning, for two years, he showed it to the conductor as a railroad pass. Twice, it got him into the movies, once into the soccer stadium, and once into the symphony. He got a raise at work by showing it as a note from his boss. One day he mislaid it. His daughter picked it up, played it on the piano and won a scholarship to the conservatory of music.

“Being ill is one of the greatest pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work until one is better.” Samuel Butler

“The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.” Caskie Stinnet

Patient : Tell me doctor, is this flu serious?
Doctor : Well I wouldn’t advise you to start watching any serials on TV.

Bombeck’s rule of Medicine: Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

“A doctor is the only man without a guaranteed cure for the cold”. Dominic Cleary

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while Nature affects the cure.” Voltaire

“If a doctor treats your cold, it will go away in fourteen days. If you leave it alone, it will go away in two weeks. Gloria Silverstein

A man walks into the pharmacy and asks the pharmacist, ”Do you have any acetylsalicylic acid?”
“Do you mean aspirin?” says the pharmacist.
“That’s it, I can never remember that word.”

“My dear doctor, I’m surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, because I have been practicing all night.” John Philpot Curran


So glad you guys are safe from catching this! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MNOT2THICK 2/26/2011 11:13AM

    Very funny. Feel better soon. emoticon

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BUBBLEJ1 2/25/2011 6:11AM

    You are too awesome. Feel better soon!

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DARACOX 2/25/2011 5:47AM

    This is great, you have such a good attitude about things! Feel better soon!

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ZURDTA- 2/24/2011 2:11PM

    Yep... all of England has a cold right now! I feel your pain and enjoyed the laughs... get well soon. emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 2/22/2011 11:10PM

    Feel better soon !

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CHRISTURTLE 2/22/2011 12:22AM

    Oh Lex, I started off feeling so sorry for you, but now I'm crying myself - from laughing! I didn't start crying till I got to that last Lolcats pic, and that was it. Now I have hiccups! emoticon

Ok, I still can't get rid of them, but am very well hydrated and the front of my top is soaked (remember the whole drinking from the back of the glass to get rid of hiccups? Once you stop hiccupping while attempting to drink, you can stop spilling the water all down yourself!).

Seriously, take care of yourself, hope you are feeling better, and if not, go get some medical attention. No sense trying to tough it out if its only going to end up getting worse. Get plenty of rest, and I hope you are being spoiled with lots of care and extra attention from family and friends.

Sending love and (((get well))) vibes your way my wonderful friend.
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SILLYHP1953 2/21/2011 10:31AM

    After all that humor I hope you are well now! I feel better!!
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WANDAH3 2/21/2011 10:16AM

    I want what ever you are on....*grin* your sense of humor is working very well. Thanks for sharing some great chuckles.

Hope by now that you are feeling better. I've kicked my raging headache and now working on just reminding myself that life is awesome.

Hugs,
Wanda

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SCREWIE 2/20/2011 5:55PM

    Gotta love Voltaire :)))

Hope you feel better soon!

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ELAOPET 2/19/2011 4:43PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on the jokes! Some are too funny and you are the coolest woman ever to have the energy and will to find humor in feeling sick!!!
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Being ill is one of the greatest pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work until one is better
- that is how I rolled when I was a kid! LOL
my fondest memories are of having mom run in and out of my room, I so enjoyed all the care and attention!!! that said, the sadest thing is - now there's nobody to fuss about me so...I just do not get colds and such! boohoo

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SHORTLY 2/19/2011 1:21PM

    Laughter is the best for everything, and everyone. Thank you, loved it, Please take care of your self and get better. God bless, love your backsplash.

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BOVEY63 2/19/2011 12:54PM

    Love the jokes!
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Feel better soon my friend.
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CAROLIAN 2/19/2011 12:45PM

    keep warm and comfy ride it out plenty of fluids get well soon lol carol emoticon emoticon springs on the way somewhere

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JHADZHIA 2/19/2011 12:17PM

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Feel better soon, take care of yourself..
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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ANNEMAC5 2/19/2011 12:05PM

    emoticon Hope you feel better soon, laughter is a good medicine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHEVY63 2/19/2011 12:04PM

    Feel better soon!

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TWOTIMESS 2/19/2011 11:56AM

    LOL lexie! So sorry you're under the weather but you came up with such good lines, I was laughing my head off. The Mentalist one had us rolling about! Have a good rest!
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Another Notch in my Belt

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I have still got no idea what I weigh as I continue down the February No Scales Road, but yesterday I had to tighten my jeans belt another notch, which is definitely progress. :-) I was able to reach that notch - just about - before, but not sit down without the belt digging into me. Now I can sit comfortably with the belt done up four holes in. Yay!!! If this continues, I may be ordering myself some new and smaller jeans to try on at the end of the month. Most of mine are too big now, and those that do fit are wearing out. LOL

Being brief today. Trying to catch up with everyone and get some work done after a quiet couple of not-so-well days.

Sophie has decided that she needs extra exercise on the days I can't walk her. She gets lots of garden play time, and loves that, but has now upped the ante....

After all, if it's good enough for Mum....

First: Mount your trampoline:



Second: Find your trampoline legs. Um, that means you need to stand up Sophie, not lie down:



Third: Having found all four legs doesn't necessarily mean you have to keep all four on the trampoline at the same time. Show off!:



Fourth: Don't let yourself be distracted by the postman!:





Sorry the pic quality is a bit blurry. That'll happen when you are struggling to focus with a rotten headache. LOL

Glad someone was able to use Tigger while I'm having an off day> *grin*

Thanks to everyone who sent me Valentine messages. This is the first year I have received any since I was in College, and that was a joke one from a so-called friend. I wasn't around yesterday much, but I really appreciated the friendship behind them, and I thank you all, and hope all my friends here at SP had positive experiences on Valentine's Day this year. :-)
Love you guys!!!
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MNOT2THICK 2/17/2011 12:20PM

    Sophie is so cute. Congrats on the additional notch. emoticon

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KIWINURSE 2/17/2011 2:56AM

    Glad to be back and catch up on your blogs! Love the pictures of Sophie, made me smile :)
Love the idea of no scales, I have been stressed as mine broke and I do not like the ones that my husband bought me - they are hard to read! No I am not getting old!! I may just try the no more scales approach too for the rest of this month and see how I go!
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SCREWIE 2/16/2011 7:05PM

    Well done on your progress :)))

Love the pictures of Sophie!

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WANDAH3 2/16/2011 5:21PM

    So can I now call you "Droopy drawers" *grin* Congratulations on the belt notch...that is awesome progress.

Lots of hugs,
Wanda

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SILLYHP1953 2/16/2011 10:38AM

    Funny! You are making amazing progress, all that walking is working.

Happy Valentine's Day a few days late.
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BOVEY63 2/15/2011 5:06PM

    Love the pics of Sophie on Tigger (and your comments).
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Hope the headache is gone and you're feeling better.
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TWOTIMESS 2/15/2011 2:12PM

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Yes! Yes! Sophie is such a cutie! Teach her some Roo as well and you'll never have to go for another walk, LOL!

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ELAOPET 2/15/2011 12:03PM

    A notch beats the scale any day! Congrats!!!
I am also thinking of skipping scale date - cowardly, I do not wish to see the number!
Oh, Sophy! A brave, brave doggie!!!! I am 100% sure my dog wouldn't get near that thing! No way...

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UKPOOHBEAR 2/15/2011 12:01PM

    fantastic progress and just loving Sophie's enthusiastic support lol

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CARLA-216 2/15/2011 11:30AM

    Aww, look at Sophie! You just never what our crazy dogs will do!

GREAT job on bringing the belt in another notch! That is awesome!

xoxo
Carla

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JHADZHIA 2/15/2011 10:45AM

    Well done on your inches lost!! that has got to feel good :) Who needs a scale??
Sophie is the workout Queen!! Soon as you feel better, you will be right back there too :)
I never bother with Valentine's Day, being single. But Spark people sure are sharing the love! But then again, they do every day, which is why I so love hanging out here..
Hope today is better for you!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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LINDABENEDICT 2/15/2011 10:42AM

    Love the pics ! Way to go Sophie ! Ditch that headache !!!!And have a great week.............

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CHEVY63 2/15/2011 9:02AM

    You always have the best pictures!!!! Sophie looks like she is having a blast, so glad she got some extra exercise in. (And I'm sorry you have a killer headache.)

I really love the moon shot with the cat in the background - but all of those pictures are awesome.
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Hope today is a good day for you!

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Milestones with Active Health, and Not Wasting Food :-)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

After my wee moan about my ickiness, I wanted to move on to something more positive, and this is it! :-)

I love milestones and today, well, tomorrow to be totally exact, I hit a significant one. Some time ago now I started playing a game on my Nintendo DSi called Active health.



It wasn't cheap, but thanks to some Tesco vouchers I got it for half price, and I'll admit I bought it mostly for the pedometer. LOL. I'd just started getting into walking for fitness, having discovered I was 14 1/2 stone, and I was struggling to carry the weight comfortably. So, I started playing it. :-)

In fact, I started playing it three times in total. The first time, I reset it after walking a couple of hundred miles because I stopped putting my info in. The second time, I reset it was because I had started to use the SP website properly back in the summer of 2010, and I decided that the SP Nutrition Tracker was heaps better than the food tracker on the game.

So, third time lucky, just using the game to track my weight and steps/miles, I have been gradually building up my walking since 11th July 2010. I started that week doing a minimum of 2000 steps daily. Every week that I succeeded in keeping to my minimum every day, I'd up my minimum by 100 steps. I had good weeks and bad (my blogs attest to this), but I stuck with the plan, and tomorrow, after my latest weekly review I get to set my minimum daily steps to 5000!!!

WOW!!! 5000 steps!!! This officially gets me out of the 'sedentary lifestyle' category. I didn't think I'd get this far, and yet now I have to set a new target. So happy! *big soppy grin* Next target is 6600, which is approximately three miles using the AH pedometer. :-)

Also, as part of the game I am walking from Land's End to John O'Groats, and I am well into Scotland now, past Paisley, and approaching Luss. According to the stats I have walked 635.6 miles in 217 days, which is awfully close to an average of 3 miles a day, and I only have another 276.4 miles to go to reach John O'Groats. I could reach John O'Groats by mid-May if I keep this up! Possibly even a little earlier!

What fun! Wish I was really walking it. The scenery would be amazing!

Paisley from Sauce Hill:



Luss. I'm approaching Loch Lomond!:



Also pleased to report that today, in spite of everything healthwise, I walked two miles with Leslie Sansone, and did Coach Nicole's 20 minute dumbell workout, plus three extra strength exercises to make sure I got my 30 minutes in. Couldn't do Thursday's strength, but you can't have everything. :-)

As far as food goes...

I went a few points over my fat twice this week, but it was only a few points and I was well within the range of everything the rest of the time, so it balances out over the week. :-)

The combination of a low budget, and a fussy child sometimes means I end up having to eat stuff I might otherwise not have had, rather than bin it. I'm sorry, but I can't afford to waste food, and won't throw something out if I can possibly avoid it. :-) This week I found myself with six sausages to somehow dispose of. They were too spiced up for Tara, and if I'm honest, for me too, but not so hot that I could justify throwing them out, so I ended up giving some to Sophie (she was pleased), and ate the rest myself. Twice I had one sliced up on a slice of bread and marmalade for lunch (don't knock it till you've tried it, LOL), and the remaining two I sliced into an omelette today, along with a portion of petit pois. Grated a little cheese on top for added protein and it was tasty enough to munch through. Feeling comfortably full now, and have no desire to snack on anything else before dinner, which is good.

Realising I had this situation made me really plan ahead foodwise so that I could get through these sausages with the minimum of damage to my nutrition stats. I am pretty pleased that I did so well. :-)

So, that's me for now. Must go do some work. :-)
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SCREWIE 2/16/2011 7:07PM

    Well done on the steps!

And I love how you "recycle" left over food!

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SILLYHP1953 2/16/2011 10:36AM

    You are such an inspiration!
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ELEGIACSTANZAS 2/15/2011 8:02AM

    Hurrah! What a wonderful update. Well done and keep at it! E x

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CHEVY63 2/14/2011 8:33PM

    Great job - I love hearing about your walks!

You were very creative in dealing with the sausage. Glad you could work it in without killing your nutrition.



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CARLA-216 2/13/2011 10:08AM

    Congrats on all those steps! You've walked a long way since last July, huh? emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/13/2011 1:38AM

    Way to go Lexie can you kick me in gear please?

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BOVEY63 2/13/2011 12:16AM

    Congrats on the new milestone!
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Loch Lomond looks so beautiful.
Keep on walking!
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JHADZHIA 2/13/2011 12:00AM

    Well done Lexie!! Congratulations on your milestone!!
Way to go getting rid of the sausage. One way to deal with it would be make a big batch of chili with it and freeze it into portions, to be eaten slowly later, would perk up that dish good with a little spice..
Keep up the great work!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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WANDAH3 2/12/2011 4:23PM

    Congratulations on reaching your milestone...woo Hoo!

My son is a number 9 also...I really had to chuckle at my number 1...yep, how could it be otherwise *grin*

Have a great weekend.
hugs,
Wanda

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PWINCESSEMILY 2/12/2011 3:56PM

    Well done on the steps! That's great that you've been ale to build it up so successfully!

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YELLOWBIRD01 2/12/2011 2:48PM

    Great job!!! Keep up the great work!!!!

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CAROLIAN 2/12/2011 2:00PM

    GREAT. way to go lov e pictures keep it up emoticon emoticon lol carol

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ANNEMAC5 2/12/2011 1:56PM

    You are doing great with the steps I started in December wearing my pedometer (got it free from a health site). I am aiming for 7300 a day at present. As a nurse I thought I walked miles every day this showed me I did less than I thought. Love the sausage tale I hate waste too and try and recycle food. The cartoons are great made me smile. Happy healthy week end to you emoticon

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TWOTIMESS 2/12/2011 1:51PM

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Wowie, Lexie! That's absolutely brilliant! Congrats on all those steps and your virtual tour progress!

Love your 'sausage' picture theme, LOL!

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Bad Pain Day

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I am exhausted! I'm having a bad pain day. I knew it was coming because the advanced warning shooting chest pains wopped me yesterday. I am having a visit from TOM as well currently, so I have that to contend with as well as the Tietze's/Costochondoritis. :-( *Feeling sorry for myself pout*

Sometimes I really wonder how to cope with this thing. I'm not the type of person to take to my bed, or sit and do nothing all day while I'm in its grip, so I struggle on in spite of it all and try and achieve what I can. I can't help wondering sometimes whether I'm doing the right thing though.

Today, Tara really wanted us to walk up to the big Tesco to get some meatballs in gravy. Normally the Co-op or Waitrose have them, but both were out, and she was so looking forward to having them. She doesn't ask for much, so what can I do? :-)

I knew it would be raining today, and I also knew the Costo was going to kick in badly at some point today, but as the birds were almost out of seed, and there were a few other things on my list as well, a run needed to be made, so we decided to get everything done in one swoop, and give myself the following three days to relax and take it easy if necessary.

So, we dressed for the weather - boots, raincoats etc - grabbed Wilbur (shopping trolley), and headed for the petstore. Six kilos of birdseed later, all nestling beautifully in the bottom of Wilbur, we walked out of the store and headed towards Tesco.

We had such fun trying out a new route to get there last week that we decided this time to try and find the way to Tesco through Highwoods Country Park. I mean, if you have a chore to do, you might as well make the most of the journey there and back to make it a little less chore-like. :-) A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down after all...



So we walked through the park, me pulling Wilbur to get some strength exercise in. The deal was that I'd do that and Tara would drag him home if my pains started to cause problems, which they did. :-)

Once at Tesco I walked round the store gathering up the groceries we needed, feeling the first real niggles and getting more and more breathless as everything swelled up. Meanwhile Tara browsed the CDs and DVDs to find what she was after. Then we walked home again through the pouring rain, this time along the main road, by which time I was ready to rip myself in half, the pain was so intense!!!

While at Tesco I bought the ingredients for a ratatouille, and also a tin of cannelini beans to try making a dip with. Determined to do both today, whether my body liked it or not, I started work on the dip, only to discover that I was missing an ingredient - lemon juice. Coat and hat and shoes back on and I was heading down to the corner shop for a lemon, but they only had them in bags of 4! Not having an immediate use for three extra lemons, there was only one choice, so I walked to Waitrose, where they have the good sense to sell lemons individually.

I got back half an hour later, completed the dip, made adjustments to the recipe, and decided that it is ok, but it needs work. :-) Right now, I still prefer hummus, but we'll see. :-) This was the recipe:

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Now I am sparking, in between washing dishes and preparing dinner, and I'm about to start the ratatouille. It is only the mouthwatering thought of pouring a couple of spoonfuls of it over a Hake fillet that is keeping me going! :-)

*goes to start cooking*

An hour later...

9.30 pm and I'm not going to see my meal for at least another twenty minutes. Everything takes so much longer when you are aching this much! *sigh*

Right, I am going to check the food again and post this blog.

I'll catch you all later. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 2/16/2011 10:34AM

    YOU ARE TOUGH!! I can only hope I'd be as tough in the same situation, but don't really think I would be. I sure hope you feel better soon...and have complete healing. Believe.
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WANDAH3 2/12/2011 10:15AM

    Hope things are better by now. Keeping you in my prayers.

Hugs,
Wanda

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ZURDTA- 2/12/2011 4:30AM

    Hugs... :(

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CARLA-216 2/11/2011 10:56AM

    I'm sorry you're having a Tietze's attack, Lex. I hope it goes away quick for you. You're a real trooper getting out there and doing all you did yesterday, that's for sure!

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Carla

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ANNEMAC5 2/11/2011 6:20AM

    Hope you are feeling better, I think I would have stayed indoors and just raided the store cupboard for dinner. Love your determination. emoticon

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TWOTIMESS 2/11/2011 1:07AM

    Rest your ribs, Lex. I've got it on the right side of my ribcage but I haven't had any inflamation in quite a while (ye gods be praised). Cold compresses work, as well as analgesic plasters, see if you can get some. Hope it clears soon!
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CHERIRIDDELL 2/11/2011 12:55AM

    Lexie I feel for you.I have a different problem but the same kind of debilitating pain.I think it is very hard for people to understand what a struggle it is to keep going.I admire you and know why you do it.You are there for Tara ,and your strength is commendable.Your humour and spirit is indomitable and I find myself saying if Lexie can hack it I can .Thank you for being a shining example ! love and hugs,Cheri

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JHADZHIA 2/11/2011 12:22AM

    So sorry you are having this attack:(((
Do go easy on yourself.. You can't help what you have..
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CHEVY63 2/10/2011 10:11PM

    Sorry it's been such a hard day. Hope this attack doesn't stick around for long and that you're back to good health soon.

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LINDABENEDICT 2/10/2011 5:56PM

    I agree with Chuck....can you get checked out by a medical professional ? You are just so awesome and precious .....................hope you feel better fast !

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MYGOALIS180 2/10/2011 4:56PM

    Lex,

Chest pains? That scares me, as I have had bypass surgery. I hope you are feeling better soon, and making sure you get to the doctor if needed.

Hugs... Chuck

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