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Day 106

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

When I make the titles for my daily blog, I try to write what I'm feeling at the moment. This morning I don't know how I feel. I'm not tired but not fully awake, I'm not happy but not sad, not hungry but I could eat, not pain-free but not in agony.

I'm currently searching for a contractor to complete my garage conversion. When we purchased this house, 1/2 of the garage was converted to a usable living space. I currently use it as a workout room but I need more space! When I told hubby that someone was coming out on Friday to give me an estimate, he wasn't happy. Oh well. It's either that or add an addition on the house. Choose one. Yeah, I thought so.

Last night before bed I forced myself to pop in a workout DVD. I'm glad I did. It felt good to get the exercise completed. 40 minutes of "Walk at Home". Then I ate an orange, a serving of peanuts, drank some water and fell asleep.

Today I'm going to attend a health & wellness seminar for arthritis. It's held at the Y, so after the seminar I will get my workout in. This week is starting off strong. emoticon

Make today great!
Hattie emoticon

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CANNIE50 2/7/2012 12:52PM

    I am voting that you blog about what you learn at the seminar. I have osteoarthritis. One quote that always stuck with me, by a doctor who treated a lot of people with arthritis: "My patients with arthritis who exercise are sore for awhile afterwards, my patients with arthritis who don't exercise are always sore." What happens for me is that I feel great as long as I am moving. It is when I sit for an extended period, after exercising, that I really pay. So, we just need to keep moving, right? Great job on the exercise DVD and healthy snacking - I hope you slept well, you certainly earned it. Will you do some before and afters of your garage remodel? What can I say - I am a fan of HGTV emoticon Once again, thanks for blogging - you are always a bright spot. Honestly? I wish you were my neighbor (though, I guess you are, in a Mr. Rogers sort of way). emoticon

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CODEMAULER 2/7/2012 8:25AM

    I'm dealing with (well, maybe NOT dealing with) arthritis, so I'll be curious to know what you learn today.

I thought of you last evening. I'm taking a class - learning to crochet - and found that learning / practicing a new craft technique is a great way to keep your mind off of snacking.


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CAROLZ1967 2/7/2012 7:15AM

    Sounds good! Interesting DVD too, "Walk At Home". Is it all walking around the house, utilizing stairs, marching in place, etc. or is that in title only? Just got me curious! I always think of workout DVD's as either: aerobics, strength training exercises or yoga. Well have a good Tuesday! (Adding a second garage stall then, is that the plan?) You've always got a lot cookin' girl! :-)

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Day105 (ouch)

Monday, February 06, 2012

My aching back! emoticon Today I'm taking it easy. No Y, no Wii-Fit, no walking away the pounds. Just pain meds, a heating pad, the couch and maybe a visit to my physical therapist so he can say, "I told you so."

Yesterday's plans went out the window. I didn't go skating. I laid around , watched tv, read and knit. I even stayed home and watched the Super Bowl. Now I know why hubby is so intense. I couldn't take the excitement. My stomach was in knots. But the Giants won. emoticon

Nothing worth blogging about is happening today. Just going to run a few errands. I have to cancel my doctor appointment tomorrow because I never got my blood work done. It was scheduled 4 months ago. Talk about procrastination. Maybe I'll finally get that done today. emoticon (sarcasm)

Grocery shopping. emoticon Laundry, cooking, cleaning, taxi-ing, etc. Does it ever end? emoticon People who have an empty nest tell me I'm going to miss constantly having things to do when the kids leave the house. Wanna bet?

Make today great!
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CANNIE50 2/6/2012 11:54PM

    Your husband must have been a happy man when that cute Giant sort of sat down in the end zone for a touchdown, and when that ridiculously gorgeous Mr. Tom Brady was not able to score. I sure hope you are feeling better, Hattie. Oh, and GET THAT BLOOD TEST! Wow, I am so bossy. PS I was also experiencing a little Mommy burn-out today. I snapped out of it but I can relate to the never-ending chores, etc......

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CAROLZ1967 2/6/2012 7:13AM

    Well you take care of yourself today!! My kids are still very young so I don't want to rush their childhoods. But I think I will enjoy the empty nest one day too! I guess I won't know for sure until it's here, but I can't imagine being very upset or lost! But for now... I will cherish my precious little ones and enjoy each day as. I watch them grow up before my eyes. But there certainly comes a lot of stress and struggles with parenting too that I am one to never deny! have a good day Hattie!
I'm sort of glad it's Monday, back to my "routine" but I see a hectic & stressful week ahead as well.

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Day 104 (sour note)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

My Saturday ended on a sour note. Or should I say a "sweet" one. Hubby and I went to see Underworld last night. I went kicking and screaming. I really don't like seeing all the blood and stuff. Surprisingly, I LOVED the movie. The blood, not so much.

We usually have dinner and a movie but I decided we would eat dinner at home. No extra calories needed for me. And I wouldn't be hungry so I wouldn't want popcorn at the theater. It worked out great. I baked some chicken breasts and for the first time in history they weren't dry!

After the movie hubby said he was taking me to Cracker Barrel for some chocolate coca-cola cake. I NEVER say no to that. And I do mean NEVER. So we're sitting in the restaurant and I order my cake and hubby says, "I'm not having any." emoticon Oh, we're back to playing this game again? So I order my cake to go. I brought it home. Had a few forkfuls and left the rest.

I told hubby that I have a really strong addiction to sugar that I'm trying desperately to fight. It's my drug of choice and I told him that I feel like he's my supplier. He said since I explained it to him that way, he understands a bit more and he doesn't want to be my "drug" dealer and he will no longer bring me home any sweets. Huh? Now let's not be hasty....

Yesterday went pretty well. I started off with some exercise. Drank some water. Tracked calories. Even though I didn't eat the entire piece of cake, I'm sure it took me over my calories for the day. I don't even want to know what it cost me. But I'm going to look it up and track it.

Today I'm going to check out the skating session from 1-5pm. Hopefully, it's not full of kids because I really want to skate. I need to get some edginess off.

Then I need to find somewhere else to be during the Superbowl. Hubby is a die-hard Giants fan and he gets kind of "intense" during the big game. I gotta go into hiding until the coast is clear.

Make today great!
Hattie emoticon

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CANNIE50 2/6/2012 11:52PM

    The calories in that cake don't surprise me one bit. One of the few things I remember from my WW days were that cake is one of the most calorically expensive foods there is - worse than ice cream. Speaking of ice cream, my husband brought some home and I hit it -HARD. So, then I spent time alternating being mad at myself and mad at him. In fairness to him, he did not once hold me down to shove ice cream down my throat, and he was nowhere near when I ate more today. I could have left it alone, I could have thrown it away, but I did not - I chose to eat it, and I ate a lot of it. My husband constantly brings home food that I find difficult to have around. I know it is my problem but I also know I would not do that to him. Aaaaggghhh - I am sick of my food compulsions and I am sick of the food fight he and I have had going for decades (decades? sheesh - that really makes me feel pathetic). Anyway, I can relate.

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CAROLZ1967 2/5/2012 6:15PM

    Wow! That is a lot of calories for one slice! Although I'm sure the slices are big. Yeah....he sounds like he's sabotaging your efforts to me! I hope he did get the message this time b/c I know you've told him before. Well I hope your Sunday ends well. :-) And don't forget, there's always Monday!

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CODEMAULER 2/5/2012 9:42AM

    Have a great Sunday and have fun skating!

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MRSSCHENCK 2/5/2012 6:33AM

    YIKES! Looked up the calories in the coca-cola cake... 783 emoticon

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Day 103 (crashing down)

Saturday, February 04, 2012

I'm crashing down from a sugar high. Yesterday I went to the Y and walked around the track for 30 LONG minutes. It was so hot in there and my fatigue had me feeling like weights were on my shoulders and eyelids. But I did it.

Then I came home and I don't know what happened. Well, I do. Some emotional eating happened. What triggered it is the question. I don't think I went over my calories but everything I ate yesterday were empty calories. No nutrition in sight. Well, maybe the cup of frozen sweet corn had some nutrition. But that's about it.

Before I went to the Y, I stopped at Dunkin Donuts. I ordered one of the new sandwiches. I had turkey on a french roll, minus the bacon and cheese. It was really good. The man behind the counter looked at me and said, "No donuts?" I told him, "No, I'm REALLY trying to be good." He must have seen some desperation in my eyes because he passed me 2 chocolate munchkins and said, "For you." emoticon Jeesh, am I that pathetic?

Today is a new day. It's very quiet here. Hubby's at work. Kina's at grandma's, my 16 is at a sleepover and my 19 year old is still alseep. When he wakes up, I'm sure he'll head to the gym. Now if I can keep the dogs quiet, I'll have it made today.

I'm going to eat a healthy breakfast. Complete 30 minutes of my new workout DVD. Then I'm going to clean my home until it shines. That's the plan.

Make today great!
Hattie emoticon

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KSANDIEGO 2/4/2012 8:07PM

    We all crash now and then, I had my first diet pepsi in over 40 days - I'm disappointed in myself, but tomorrow is another day and I know I can do better. You just have to pick yourself up, dust off the crumbs and get back on track - and it sounds like you already started, so good for you. Keep on sparkin

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HDHAWK 2/4/2012 1:21PM

    When I'm tired that's when my nutrition goes out the window. Have a good day!

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CANNIE50 2/4/2012 1:05PM

    Well, Mr DonutDude wasn't very helpful, now was he? emoticon I hate sugar hangovers. Good for you for making it through your 30 minutes and not finding an excuse to quit, even though you weren't "feeling it". I am happy you have some peace and quiet - enjoy!

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CAROLZ1967 2/4/2012 11:51AM

    I have days like that're not alone that is for sure! Today sounds wonderful and peaceful. My 3 kiddos were/are at grandma's too. It felt sooooo good to sleep until 9/9:30! I actually got up around 7:45 but was able to go back to sleep! With the kids here, one of them is always up by 7:00 or so! It was funny to think how when I got out of bed around 9:30, that on weekdays, I'd have already been up for 4 1/2 hours!! Wow!
But I got a long workout in on the TM and now some "me" time, then get ready for the day! Probably head to my folks house by 1pm. Planning on playing some Phase 10 with them. You ever play cards? We enjoy it. That will be our laid back day! Maybe cleaning on Sunday! Have a good one friend! :-)

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CODEMAULER 2/4/2012 11:48AM

    I'm sure we all have days like that, it's what you do next that sets the pace!

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    Were all human. Dont beat yourself up over it. Today is a brand new day!!

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FITFABJENN 2/4/2012 9:09AM

    Today is a brand new day. Make yours Sparktacular!

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Day 102 (hungry)

Friday, February 03, 2012

I'm trying to get my blog out of the way but I'm so hungry that I can't concentrate. I better get something to eat. Be right back...

Okay, I'm back. I grabbed a 1/2 cup of multi-grain peanut butter Cheerios. Have you tried them yet? They're pretty good. If they want to make them great, they need to combine them with chocolate flavored Cheerios. Hmmm...maybe I'll make that suggestion. Because isn't everything great when you add chocolate?

Yesterday was an okay day. Not my worst, but not my best. I skipped my oatmeal for breakfast yesterday and ended up having bacon on a multi-grain thin roll, a grapefruit and a cup of coffee. After that I headed to the flea market. Yup, I did it. The candle made me do it. Straight to the Amish mart I headed. I found the lemon bars. You know the 6-pack one that I can finish by myself. But I thought it through and I put it down. emoticon me. I DO have willpower. Well somewhat. I wasn't leaving that store empty handed. I got an apple dumpling. It can't be that bad, can it? There's a whole apple inside. I didn't eat it yet because I'm going to look up the calories first. I'm still going to eat it today, but I just want to know what it's going to cost me.

Hubby stopped at the chicken place and got some chicken wings. I can live without fried chicken so I passed. If it was pizza, the outcome would have been different. I did have a biscuit. I'm lying. I had two. emoticon When I came home and added up the calories, I would have been better off with the pizza. Oh well. Live and learn.

I came home and started making some more bad choices. A bite here, a lick and a taste there. ( Bren...behave) 2 cookies and a few sneaks of chips. It was at the bottom of the bag and I didn't want to waste it... Oh yeah and a full can of Arizona Sweet Tea. Yeah, the tall can with the three servings.

So, I'm sure I went over my calories for the day or came pretty close to it. By dinner, I regained some self control. I had a baked yam, some mixed greens and an applesauce cup. For snack before bed I had some walnuts and water. I'm surprised by how they fill me up. Who knew?

I didn't get in any exercise yesterday. I was still kind of sore from the elliptical on Wednesday and I didn't want to push myself and end up in physical therapy again. But today I'm ready to go.

Oh yeah, yesterday I was in one of my moods (according to hubby). He said, "Let me give you your Valentine day gift early." I know I said this before, but my hubby is a big kid. I don't think I've ever gotten a gift on the actual day I'm supposed to receive it because he just can't keep it to himself. So he presents me with this beautiful ruby cross.

I could have sworn before he put it on me, he pressed it to my forehead and prayed for me. Then when he placed it on my neck, he pressed the cross to my chest. Did he just call me evil and pray for me???


Make today great!

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CAROLZ1967 2/7/2012 7:26AM

    Beautiful!! Was this photo posted when I originally commented?!?! If so, where was I? How did I miss that?! But I love it! :-) Lucky girl! I know he's very lucky too though! :-)

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CANNIE50 2/3/2012 5:15PM

    Oh, Hattie, send him my way and he can pray for me - a few prayers never hurt, that's for sure (though you and evil do not reside in the same space, no matter how bad your mood might get). Love the cross, especially because of the rubies. emoticon

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CODEMAULER 2/3/2012 8:29AM

    Here's hoping (no prayers necessary) for better food choices today!

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DEE0973 2/3/2012 8:12AM

    That was a great blog of you being you. Great job to hubby on the early Valentine's day gift. You should post a pic!!!

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CAROLZ1967 2/3/2012 7:36AM

    You are so funny!! Post cross necklace photo! Have a good weekend!

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