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Time to get serious

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


Two months ago I went and walked with my Spark friends. We were a small group but it was wonderful to be able to meet the people we talk to on line. I have missed the event the last two months.. Once because I had other plans but last month because I have been tired.
I found an article in the newspaper today about the cholesterol lowering drug I am taking.
It turns out the side effects are possible joint discomfort and tiredness.
Golly if I can have the help with my cholesterol, and the only result is a little tiredness, it is a good tradeoff. I just have to start going to bed one half hour earlier, to start.
I have been off meat and poultry since Ash Wednesday. I am really thinking about going vegetarian. I am less hungry and have less stomach upsets. I diet one day at a time so ...I will just not worry about tomorrow and just do my food plan and exercise today....
Boy I am the queen of the run on sentence. Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Have you tried not eating meat and poultry?

  
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GETDONE 4/12/2011 3:22PM

    emoticonI don't eat much beef but do like fish and chicken --I like veggies but don't care to become just a veggie eater

Moderation would be the key for me--sounds simple --I am working on it. emoticon

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CANDOK1260 4/8/2011 10:33PM

    I eat meat but not really red my sister been a vegetarian for 3 years and will never go back to meat. She love it make sure you eat nuts and get your protein.

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XTMONT 4/7/2011 10:29AM

    I was vegetarian for 10 years starting in college, then gave in one day in the face of the best Carne Asada burrito I've ever had. Since then I've tried to incorporate meatless days into the week, we're up to 3 or 4 days a week, and the kids don't even mind!

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ECONLADY 4/6/2011 5:48PM

    Sometimes I wonder if prescription drugs do help. Good Luck!

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SNUZSUZ 4/6/2011 11:16AM

    I have been on Lipitor for high cholesterol for about 3-4 years now. My last blood test the doctor said my numbers looked really good and if I can keep up the exercise every week for at least 3 months, he will take me off the pills! So diet and exercise, and a good night's sleep really makes a difference!
I missed the last meet up also. I hope we can both make the next one:)

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MISS_VIV 4/6/2011 10:37AM

    I rarely eat beef, but I do enjoy turkey and chicken and fish. From time to time I will enjoy some very lean pork..
Cholesterol numbers.... yah I know what you mean. I am waiting this morning for the results of my blood work yesterday. I hope they are good. I do not take statins but sometimes I am still TIRED. I guess mainly it is boredom from being in the house so darn much during all this rainy weather we have had. I'll feel better NOW that it is SPRING.

Thanks, yes - it IS TIME TO GET SERIOUS. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Things keep happening

Sunday, April 03, 2011


What a difference ten years can make. I cannot believe my aunt and my mother looks so much healthier. Oh well. I do not want to go back and visit because it just hurts too much and I cannot believe that my sister and brother deal with the changes every day.
Living far away means all I can do is pray that mom will be comfortable on this last part of her journey. Sorry for the sad post but....

  
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SNUZSUZ 4/4/2011 10:51AM

    My prayers are with you and your family too!

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CJBAGGINS 4/4/2011 2:20AM

    It is unbelievable what a difference 10, or even just a few, years can make.
Sorry it's so painful right now for you.
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cj

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ECONLADY 4/3/2011 10:48PM

    They do look much healthier. I'm sorry it hurts so much. Please feel free to talk. I'm happy to listen.

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MISS_VIV 4/3/2011 9:46PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this part of your life. They do look healthier than the 'before' picture. And I guess you are right about not wanting to go back for a visit. Better to enjoy the pictures and say the prayers.

BIG HUGS
Vivian

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Had a great weekend

Monday, March 28, 2011


this is a picture of my mother and her sister Pauline.
behind is my my cousin Patty and my sister Gigi..
I am too far away . Love them to pieces.

  
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CANDOK1260 4/1/2011 11:56AM

    grat family

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POORGIRL_DIET 3/29/2011 6:14PM

    What a beautiful picture, they all seem unconcerned that someone is taking a picture which is captured beautifully!

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ECONLADY 3/28/2011 11:53PM

    Thank you for sharing!

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SNUZSUZ 3/28/2011 11:30PM

    Yes, you probably are too far away if you are not in the room with them:)
It's a great picture!

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MISS_VIV 3/28/2011 12:55PM

    looks like a great group of powerful women.

Maybe you are due for a trip back "home"?

LOVE YA

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Am I being unreasonable

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I went to the doctor today and instead of hubby asking how I was, he ranted about my goofing up his tevo of Judge Judy which I only did because he was taping something else on the other TV.
I feel like he did not care.. And he left me the dishes he used to clean up.
And he put his shoes on the counter. His filthy shoes!
So I won't talk to him.
By the way I got over it .... but I still hate shoes on my kitchen counters.

  
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POORGIRL_DIET 3/25/2011 6:50PM

    No your not unreasonable, some men are just pathetic and careless and only care for themselves. Believe me I speak from experience as I am married to one!

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HOPE2BE 3/20/2011 3:27PM

    I've never been married but OH it sounds like fun. Hope

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SOULOFADANCER 3/17/2011 8:07PM

    OMG MEN!!!!
Like anything is more important than your health
SHEESH

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ECONLADY 3/17/2011 6:50PM

    I'd be more concerned about what is causing his strange behavior. Best of Luck!

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MISS_VIV 3/17/2011 12:42PM

    I wouldn't talk to him either.
OH MY GAWD.......shoes on the counter? even on the table would make me come unglued.......

How did you do at the doctors? You can call me if you want. You have my number.

Sounds like he has finally hit the 'GRUMPY OLD MAN' part in his life..............

Wanna go out for BEER AND CORNED BEEF???
(P.S. he's NOT invited. hahahahahahahaha) emoticon

I am sure there is a pub somewhere that serves it.

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LITTLEONEJLC 3/17/2011 10:16AM

    Sounds like you both need a couple hours to calm down. Shoes on the counter . . . insert eye roll here. What was he thinking? Glad I never do anything stupid. lol. Hope your day gets better!

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If all I want is...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

If all I want is cooked onions, why do I have to sift through 100 items to find it?
I just think easy things should just show up.
and the amount of duplication is simply ridiculous.
And the amount of fast food is ridiculous!
So do I have to go to another web site to get a more reasonable food diary?

  
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SNUZSUZ 3/16/2011 11:18AM

    Viv always knows just where to look!

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ECONLADY 3/13/2011 7:13PM

    You can tell the search engine to look for all words. I do it that way frequently

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MISS_VIV 3/13/2011 6:41PM

    here ya go..............
copy and paste..........

http://www.l
ivestrong.com/thedailyplate/nut
rition-calories/food/onions/oni
on-1-small-cooked/ emoticon

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GETDONE 3/13/2011 5:45PM

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