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Allergic to candy??

Friday, November 02, 2012

My allergies have been particularly hideous the last couple days. No amount of antihistamine has been enough to stop my left eye from feeling itchy and sore.

This happened last month, too. Right after I'd eaten a bunch of those silly Brach's pumpkins. This time? Halloween candy.

So I'm going to stay away from refined sugar products for two weeks, then try something sugary and see if I have a reaction. Now, some people might just plan never to have sugar again, but I am all about everything in moderation.

Except things that are trying to kill me. I don't eat shrimp or lobster because I am allergic--the kind of allergic that can kill you. And if candy turns out to be causing an actual allergic reaction, then I will be giving that up, too.

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DATMAMA4 11/3/2012 12:45PM

    I've often thought it might be easier if I were allergic to the things that aren't good for me...but that goes along with having to deal with the allergic reactions if I accidentally or purposefully eat those things.

I hope you're not allergic after all, but I also hope you're able to get to the root of the problem.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/3/2012 11:01AM

    Oh, dear...I hope you can get to the bottom of your allergy. How aggravating! Some time off refined sugar couldn't hurt. I need to do the same myself!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 11/2/2012 7:52PM

    What other things are you allergic to? Most candy is processed on the same equipment or in the same building as nuts, milk, and many other common allergies. I hope you figure out which ingredient is doing this to you.

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Oh, THAT'S my irresistible Halloween candy

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Butterfingers. Because we ended up at home last night, I sent hubby to buy Halloween candy. Among the candy he brought back were Butterfingers.

The scale says I'm up 6 pounds today.

Now, of course I didn't eat 6 pounds worth of Butterfingers. But I did eat a bunch of them, and then too much of other things. It's mostly water weight, and it will disappear soon.

But from now on I know that when I send him out for Halloween candy, the instructions will include, "And no Butterfingers!"

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MUGGLEMUM 11/4/2012 3:02PM

    I'm like Kathy. We buy the stuff we like. That said, my diabetic hubby told me very specifically not to buy Reese's, and because I love him, I didn't. That said, we didn't have any Halloween candy left, except that which Hermione and Ron received, which wasn't much because they're "big kids" now and only go out to accompany younger neighbors. Of course, that didn't stop me, because the candy went on CLEARANCE on Halloween night, and I bought some then---for myself.

I just couldn't leave well enough alone.

I can't wait to get back on track. Thankfully, Thanksgiving can be a really healthy holiday, if we practice moderation.



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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/3/2012 10:59AM

    This is one of my faves, too. I find it hard to resist a salty-sweet combination.

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TATTER3 11/2/2012 6:14AM

    Trigger! Keep Sparkin'!!

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CORNERKICK 11/2/2012 2:31AM

  I made the mistake of buying Halloween candy that I like :(

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KATHYSCOLLIES 11/1/2012 11:07PM

    As far as I know, we don't get those here in Canada so it wouldn't be an issue for me! Maybe you should come live up here??? emoticon

We buy Halloween treats that we all like - bad idea or what! - but I'm not a big fan of sweet stuff so I can usually avoid them for the most part. The salty treats are more to my liking, especially late at night when I am in bed reading. Another bad idea for sure.

Since the weather was so miserable last night we only had about 50 or so Trick or Treaters who were brave enough to venture out in the cold, wet, windy evening which means hubby is in 7th heaven with all the goodies that are left over.


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BLUE42DOWN 11/1/2012 3:22PM


Funny how we can be completely unaware of the temptation level of certain candies until they're right there in front of us.

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Sandy wasn't a nice girl

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Well, we survived the storm pretty well. The one casualty was our wireless router--making me REALLY glad I'd insisted on unplugging the entertainment center. We've replaced the router now, but our ISP is still down, so all I have to Spark on is my phone. Not what you call loads if fun, this one-finger typing.

When we went to the store, we could tell that we are among the lucky ones. Lots of branches down and sporadic power outages. Our attempt to get to Best Buy was thwarted by lack of power, but the Stores across the parking lot had power. Saw some damaged roofs, but mostly it's just power outages here. Down by the lake there was apparently considerably more damage, but a mile inland we are good.

I can't get any work done without the Internet, so instead all the sheets and towels are getting washed and other housework getting done.

Hope everyone else is faring well.

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TATTER3 11/1/2012 6:33AM

    Glad your safe!

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CORNERKICK 10/31/2012 6:52PM

  Must've been scary...Glad you're OK

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/31/2012 10:32AM

    Good to hear you are safe and sound!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 10/31/2012 9:00AM

    I'm glad you're okay, MissG, with minimal damage!

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DATMAMA4 10/30/2012 9:33PM

    Glad you posted your status, MissG. I was wondering how you were yesterday.

We had some branches down, & water in the basement, but no power outage and no real flooding at my house, so we're pretty thankful for that!

Thanks for letting us know you're OK!

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EGRETTA333 10/30/2012 9:12PM

    Glad you came through it more-or-less OK. Lost my brand new VCR 91 days into its warranty when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit us on the West Coast in '89. Glad you unplugged, too!

Good for you on the laundry... and hang in there.

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APPLESBANANAS 10/30/2012 8:21PM

    My husband went on the roof today with our friend's dad (who works in construction and happended to be off today!) to put flashing cement around a duct. I am glad they figured it out without having to call a roofer. It had been making our family room ceiling drip. The ceilings were dripping at the hospital at work today too, so I don't feel so distressed about my house knowing we're not alone! Good luck with your internet, I hope there are no other weather troubles for you!

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BARBARASDIET 10/30/2012 4:10PM

    Glad all is ok--I was so surprised at how far inland the storm hit!

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THOMS1 10/30/2012 3:25PM

    emoticon Happy that you survived and hope to see you up and running soon. emoticon

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CAKEMAKERMOM 10/30/2012 3:10PM

    I'm glad you came out of this ok and that you now have time to do some cleaning.

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RICHILA 10/30/2012 2:58PM

    I'm so glad you are safe and well.

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DMF2012 10/30/2012 2:50PM

    I'm glad you had no other damages. Now, that's a great excuse to do laundry!

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Scary moment

Monday, October 29, 2012

Arrived at client's house. She is holding back a barking beagle. "Do you remember her, boy?" She says. I reach out my hand and he sniffs it and licks me.

"Wow!" she says. "That was great! He's an attack dog. Good boy, not biting!"

Which, yay. But WHO DOES THAT?! Shouldn't there have been a "careful, he bites"?!

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JANEMARIE77 10/30/2012 9:58PM

    some people hard just do kind

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TATTER3 10/30/2012 6:55AM

    What a jerk!!!

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KATHYSCOLLIES 10/29/2012 11:33PM

    It's idiots like that who make me crazy - and who probably should never be entrusted to care for an animal or small child either.....

Glad you came out of the encounter in one piece!

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SANDYW1945 10/29/2012 5:42PM

    Oh for heaven's sake. That is NOT a responsible person. She should not have a dog! Glad you came out of this without injury.

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MAHGRET 10/29/2012 10:02AM

    Whoa! That would totally freak me out!

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NELLJONES 10/29/2012 9:53AM

    AAkkk!! Good think he liked you!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 10/29/2012 9:10AM

    I'm glad you didn't get bitten. emoticon

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Not sure about this "rubber/road" thing

Friday, October 26, 2012

Well, I made my 2,000 miles of biking goal before the weather turned really nasty. In fact, yesterday I had one of the best rides ever--it was twilight, and very still, and I felt like I was sort of floating along instead of actually pedaling.

But tonight is the monthly Critical Mass ride, which I intended to do. Except it looks like it's going to be chilly and rainy. And I'm not sure I'm so dedicated to biking that I'm willing to go out in the dark AND the cold *AND* the rain.

Maybe two out of three.

It does make me extra glad that I finished my pledged miles, though, because I don't think I'm going to be one of those cyclists who keeps going despite of snow and ice and such. There's simply nothing fun about riding in those conditions, and at that point the control of drivers starts to seriously scare me.

Still, I can hope for another mild winter and that biking season is nice and long.

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DOTTIESPLACE 10/28/2012 6:38PM

    I second the hope for a mild and warm winter with lots of beautiful days for riding!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 10/27/2012 7:45AM

    2,000 miles is already an awesome achievement. I tend to be over-cautious, so I definitely see your side about curtailing rides in the ice and snow! Take advantage of riding when you feel it's safe (and FUN!) and then spring will be here before you know it!

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KATHYSCOLLIES 10/26/2012 9:51PM

    Congratulations on achieving your incredibly emoticon goal of 2,000 miles on the bike! WOW, that is a mind boggling feat! I am so impressed by your dedication!

I had hoped to get a membership at one of our local YMCAs a few weeks ago for my youngest D and myself, but have been virtually sidelined indefinitely with a nasty wound / 'ulcer' on one shin, which requires a lot of care and patience..... I had even bought bathing suits for the two of us ( let me tell you that whole experience was NOT a pretty picture, especially with 'surround you' mirrors!) with the idea that we could get in some swimming.

Hopefully the leg will heal soon, and Meaganne and I can start on our own 'road work'.

I sure hope that the weather cooperates with you so that you can enjoy more time on the bike.

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CHEFSOPHIE 10/26/2012 3:07PM

    Enjoy the weather while it's still nice. Fall is going entirely too quickly.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 10/26/2012 12:34PM

    I normally walk every morning, but yesterday was wet and rainy, and in the 30*'s. It was fine last year with 50 pounds more, but I'm danged chilly this year.

You'll find something you'll enjoy during the winter!

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