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Such a cold day...

Friday, January 11, 2013

I've been wondering why I've been feeling so much colder than ususal....even tho' the temp is lower that normal for this neck of the woods.
Just checked my food journal and I've been too low on protein the past few days.
That's probably why.
Tomorrow, I need to be more specific with my nutrition.

Had to go outside and prune a bush for my DH this was blocking the window to his workshop and he was putting in a new screen. Since I'm the gardener in the family he was reluctant to do it.
So I did it. I nearly froze, it was minus 6 Celcius.
Boy, did my fireplace feel good when I got back in the house.

Hello I come...wheeeeeeeeeeeeee



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SUNSHINEGB 1/12/2013 11:04AM

    It's in the 40's here today Lyn, what weather for Winter, eh? Pretty balmy!
It probably was lack of protein that kept your body feeling colder than it should be. Let me know how it goes when you up the protein today? I'd like to know if that works.
You're doing good, girlfriend!
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BOOKWERME 1/12/2013 8:24AM

    Interesting timing to be replacing a screen!!! Sorry you were so cold. It is, indeed, lovely to come in from the cold and have good warm fire to stand in front of to warm up. We heat our very old house with a Buck it is the center of attention when you come in from very cold outings!

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CELEST 1/12/2013 7:54AM

    I'm the gardener in my family too so I get what you are saying. Difference is we are in the heart of summer so I come into a cool house. I have a very old house with double walls and very high ceilings. Means its super cool in hot summer but tends to be cold in winter, the flip side of the coin is Im not a cold person and we dont get snow with minus temperatures, so i cope in my winter cold house.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013


Darn my DH's pizza was good.

He was experimenting in the kitchen.

I'm presently soothing my guilty conscience with

Silvan Zinng's Date Blues on Youtube.

Just love this piece. emoticon

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BOOKWERME 1/11/2013 5:48PM

    Added doesn't have to be deadly to the can load it with veggies and LEAN meats (not sausage and pepperoni!). Tomato sauce is healthy for you...just go easy on the cheeses. Don't gorge and you can have a relatively healthy choice. Have a big salad with it to help fill you so you don't FILL on pizza. You shouldn't feel like you CAN'T eat just learn to do it carefully, thoughtfully and in reasonable amts. emoticon

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 1/11/2013 10:04AM

    I Love pizza! And last Saturday I went nuts! I had just started tracking my Sodium intake daily to keep it under 2300mg and that day I wound up with over 6600mg! Calorie wise pizza will run anywhere from 200-600 a piece many of those you can double the sodium mg's. Since I have started monitoring the sodium I average 1600 mg a day and have lost 8 pounds in 8 days. Sodium makes water stick to you like glue.

BTW having Pizza for dinner tonight, I MUST behave myself!
Here's my motto:
The only way to succeed at anything, is to take 1 step at a time and be happy with it! If you fall pick yourself up, if you take a step back, if you stall, just take a step toward your goal, no matter how small!


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CELEST 1/11/2013 9:25AM

    I go with just tracking it if you have eaten it. Not the best place to get your nutrition from, but once in a while wont kill you. Enjoy without the guilt and move on.

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SUNSHINEGB 1/9/2013 10:31AM

    Lyn, enjoy it, don't feel guilty, be good today!

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CRUISEBOUND2014 1/9/2013 5:09AM

    You can eat anything you want as long as you track it emoticon

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MAGA99 1/8/2013 10:56PM

    its ok 2 enjoy some not so good for u food once in a while emoticon

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Being adaptable ~ flexible

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 what I am endeavouring to do today.
First....yesterday was a decent day here in the valley.
It got up to 5*C and raining...but OK to go out and walk.
As I type..the snow is coming down very no driving
and obviously no walking for me.
But it does look so beautiful out there.
I bundled up and went out to fill my big bird feeder which
was emtpy. The little birds have deserted my yard temporarily, but
they'll be back before the afternoon is over.

So where does being adaptable and flexible come in to all
my babbling on.
Well, first, we were going to drive down to Nanaimo (one hour on the highway)
tomorrow to go for lunch with our youngest daughter and SIL. That's been put on hold....and then when I go into the kitchen, my DH is eating the leftovers I had planned for dinner. So plans are flying out the window.

My first reactions to both were negative. But on looking out the window, and seeing the beauty out there...white, clean, quiet....I told myself to smarten up and deal with it.

So where did I come to do guessed it.....SPARKPEOPLE!!! emoticon

Hope you all have a good day....


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BOOKWERME 1/10/2013 5:03PM

    Good job on making the adjustments...had to laugh over the disrupted dinner plans...I have that happen at my house quite often...and it was much worse when all the kids (with teenage appetites) were still living at home. Good that you managed to keep your views positive. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 1/8/2013 4:27PM

    LOL read 5 in the valley and thought not in the valley here, but thought she is Cdn. I am in Ns and thought Annapolis valley. lol Lived in BC for many years though and have a friend whos daughter lives in or near Nanimo... she is 34.

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Just another day

Monday, January 07, 2013

It has been just that.
However, SP has kept me focused today, my nutrition, vitamins and fitness journals all completed.
A good long walk and lots of heavy housework have tired me a little more than I was I'm going to watch the Biggest Loser and unwind.
Stay positive and remember....

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SUNSHINEGB 1/8/2013 3:41PM

    I'm late reading all the blogs Lyn, sorry.
It sounds to me like a GOOD day, you got in a long walk, housework, did your journalling, I'd say Hooray!
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JAMBABY0 1/7/2013 10:50PM

    Sounds like a good day to me

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Oh, If Only I Could

Monday, January 07, 2013

.....I have such a yearning to paint a masterpiece that would rival a sunset on the Serengeti Plains ~ pen a poem that could draw all the tears from mankind's heart.

.....I feel such a large gap between my dreams and my abilities.

emoticon ...Oh, to compose a symphony that would stop every man, woman and child in their tracks ~ touch their hearts with pure joy.


Take some time today to meditate on the beautiful things in your life, those that you see everyday and perhaps take for granted.

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BOOKWERME 1/10/2013 5:03PM

    LIKE! emoticon

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JENGRAMMER 1/9/2013 8:52AM

    Beautiful things in my life:

The sunshine which is almost always with us in North Carolina emoticon
My little Maltese who is my constant companion emoticon
My lovely grandchildren (no emoticon for grown children)
My great grandson (only one so far) emoticon
My home and its location--such a beautiful spot, chosen by the Lord for us.

Oh so many blessings--far too many to count. emoticon emoticon

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