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It Has Been A Much Better Day

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

My bad mood is gone.It never lasts more than a day. I have done very well with my eating so far. Did not get my exercises done tho. Have to get that going every day again. Thanks for all the support while I was being so bitchy yesterday
I made my huge pot of soup for the week.I hope it is cool enough to bag after I finish this.I want to get it bagged up so I can watch BL. I am taping the NCIS's and Good Wife. I may leave the kitchen mess til morning. Or maybe I will do it during the commercials.
Brianna is coming when she gets out of school tomorrow to do some yard work.Then Bill's friend from work will be here around 5:30 to do the other stuff. Hopefully Bill will stay out of my way but I know he won't.
Well I need to go bag up that soup.
These pics are for Summer.

  
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RURAL3 5/5/2010 3:44PM

    I need to talk to Bill. I need to find out how bad you really are. emoticon Although I think given certain situations you might have some reasons. But then again sounds like you warn everyone and its their fault if they get in your way. emoticon
I will be planting my cherry tomatoes this weekend. Hopefully we won't have anymore frost. emoticon

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LYNNDE 5/5/2010 2:34PM

    Here's to a better day!! emoticon

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MPARKER67 5/5/2010 10:48AM

    Home grown tomatoes are the best. My friend grows them and shares with me since my association won't let me grow them. It is raining now. Back to work.

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CALVERTM 5/5/2010 9:16AM

    Hi Eleni,
I love your videos! Keep them coming, they are helping so many people. Where do you get the garden kit? I have a small garden going in my front and back yard. What kind of soup did you make? I'm making cream of potato today, I know it's not all that low fat but i just want it, thx, keep posting.

Margaret

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GETFITTER7 5/4/2010 11:03PM

    I'm glad your day is much better and the bad one did not last very long... emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 5/4/2010 9:14PM

    I had no idea you were bitchy yesterday. Lucky me, I missed it. emoticon

It's OK if you leave your kitchen a mess until tomorrow. Trust me, it's not going anywhere. I learned that lesson pretty quick.

Have a good one!

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TILLIEBEE 5/4/2010 8:19PM

    Enjoy your tv tonight!
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MARJIJANE 5/4/2010 8:17PM

    You continue to amaze me with your optimism! Your garden is an inspiration...especially to me, as I have two brown thumbs... my mom had the green ones and those are not in my genes! But, I do love to go out and work on my weed patch...it is good to be in the sunshine in the cooler hours.

Enjoy your soup this week, that always seems to make you happy!

Love To Love You...LTLY

Marjorie

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A few Photo's I took today

Monday, May 03, 2010

This is BIll's hibiscus
And I just picked these from out front a few minutes ago

  
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DMLADKINS 5/6/2010 12:37AM

    What awesome pics! I am sure that getting those gorgeous flowers into focus helped to take some of the focus from the not so awesome stuff. So glad you take the time to post these things. Just brightens my day too.
Dee

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GETFITTER7 5/4/2010 10:51PM

    Flowers and pictures can sure brighten a day...thanks for posting them.... emoticon

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LYNNDE 5/4/2010 11:28AM

    Breathtakingly beautiful!! I would love to see a video of your yard, I bet it's gorgeous.

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MPARKER67 5/4/2010 9:57AM

    What beautiful pictures on an awful day. And yes I know exactly what you mean. I always feel it isn't fair but my Mom taught me life isn't fair.

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FLORIDASUN 5/4/2010 7:51AM

    Those pics are awesome! What a GREAT camera...such detail. I'm showing them to DH he loves good cameras! emoticon

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ENJOYINGLIFE57 5/4/2010 6:19AM

    Gorgeous!

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MARJIJANE 5/4/2010 2:39AM

    These pictures made me smile... All I did in the garden today was pull weeds!!! Lots of weeds! Thank you for sharing your green thumb!

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RURAL3 5/4/2010 1:34AM

    I love Bill's hibiscus. But I don't know what the heck I am doing up this late so that's all I can say. My brain isn't functioning.

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FEISTYMAMA 5/3/2010 6:41PM

    Bill's hibiscus is beautiful! Does it smell good?

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SUNNY332 5/3/2010 6:20PM

    Absolutely Beautiful. I love the yellow Hibiscus and the roses and the strawflower look great.

How are your tomatoes doing?

Take care! Sunny

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TILLIEBEE 5/3/2010 5:49PM

    emoticonBeautimous!

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OZARKMEL 5/3/2010 5:33PM

  The beauty of Spring! Lovely pictures...thank you so much for sharing them! emoticon

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Warning This is not a Feel Good Blog

Monday, May 03, 2010

This is a very crappy day blog. I am just so sick of this trying to lose weight.Trying to eat the right foods. Trying to exercise.Trying to stay postive and motivated. Trying to help others when I can't even help myself.Trying to stay away from all my very favorite foods.And unhealthy food tastes real good. It all sucks. We all know it but we still keep on keeping on. And I will. But not today. I want to complain and feel sorry for myself and be pissed off at the whole world. According to my doc I am not suppose to be here anyway. He says I am off the charts as far as surviving this long. So it isn't rocket science to know my days are numbered. So today I am not a nice person.I am a bitchy woman today. I even told Bill to bring me home the biggest candy bar he can find.I haven't had one in months and the weight is still here. I am fully aware that by the time he brings it home I will probably not eat it.Maybe.
Ok Life sucks some days and this is one. But whether I want to or not I will get thru it and will be in a different mood tomorrow. And I bet my last dollar that there are some of you that KNOW exactly what I am talking about.

  
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DMLADKINS 5/6/2010 12:46AM

    Oh Yes! A lot of us know exactly what you are saying. So glad to see that you did have a mood change for the better by the time I read this blog. You hand in there, Eleni, and I am so glad you prove your doctors wrong every day. And I think its ok if you do indulge once in a while. LOL emoticon
Dee

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KATIE233 5/5/2010 1:38PM

    hi Eleni, I hope you are feeling better today. Did Bill bring that chocolate bar home and did you eat it? there are days we need something that we shouldn,t have i just go for a small bag of chips when i crave chips plus i share them with my boyfriend so i don,t feel guilty he eats more than me i get a few handful and he eats the rest. the same with a chocolate bar i eat it but the normal size than i,m done for a while.it,s hard to be good all the time but we try. sometimes we feel like throwing the scales out have you took your measurements maybe you are losing inches instead of pounds.i do both if i don,t lose i measure myself and i know i,m still losing but in a different way. take care and give Bill a big hug. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETFITTER7 5/4/2010 10:50PM

    Oh yes!! I have been there!!! It seems as tho everything you do it is not going to change. All this work is not working...
This is how I felt when I wrote the blog "Lost Energy". I have to admit that I was feeling the same way you are but I softened it up a bit cause I didn't want people to think that I wasn't going to try. I did feel better when I walked after the blog. emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 5/4/2010 7:58AM

    I hear ya on this one! I've been having some pretty crappy days this month myself. I do make an honest effort to substitute the really bad junk food with something semi healthy and I know you do to! Just know that you are a beautiful, lovely inspiration, and you are SO IMPORTANT to so many people so love yourself for that one okay? But you are only human and if you have a bad day here and there you'll get through them and jump back up on the wagon for tommorrow! Hugs and a big smile to you my special friend!

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ENJOYINGLIFE57 5/4/2010 6:18AM

    Lots of good advice, encouragement and support here for you Eleni...so I'll just leave a emoticon.
I hope today is a better day for you.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 5/4/2010 5:13AM

    I do know what you are talking about, I have had those days and survived, even down to the candy bar. Sometimes eating something like that shocks the system and starts weight changes, not always good ones, but a movement sometimes is a movement. I hope tomorrow is better

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MARJIJANE 5/4/2010 2:37AM

    If hunger is not the problem...then food is not the answer... how many times have you heard that one????

You continue to inspire me and I will continue pray for you. All of us have bad days...some of us have bad weeks, months and years!!! If following your plan makes you feel good, then, by all means...follow your plan...perhaps you need to change it up a bit... and allow yourself the "forbidden fruit" once in awhile. If you have something "not on your plan"...and you eat it with forethought and a clear mind, then the demon has no control... you do... your choice... count it... and move on... This is how I was able to survive the last couple of months...BUT when the demon started to take control...I remembered how good it felt when I did the "basics" and followed my plan to the letter... for me, today is day 2... and I made it through. You can too... be in control of your food, whether what you eat is on your plan, or not... be in control of the decision... You made me stronger before, and now you have done it, again... and hopefully, I can help you this time. Know that I love you just the way you are! Thank you, my friend!

Marjorie

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RURAL3 5/4/2010 1:31AM

    ok so are you done now? We all know that once we get it out half the battle is over. Scream and yell!!! We all have to do it. But like Shoapie says, go ahead and eat the candy bar but make it the small size. It will help you and if it doesn't then eating 20 of them won't either so don't do it. And do remember that we all love you and will let you vent. BUT, if you are done get back on the program and keep on keeping on.

You are loved emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Oh that last one is me kicking your butt

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MICKEY341 5/3/2010 11:19PM

    We know exactly what you are talking about. That is why we are here! It is okay to have a pissy day! I hope so anyway, because we all have them. But what you do is get up in the morning, dust off your bitchy pants and have a good day! At least that's what they tell me...sometimes it works and some times it doesn't. There will be better days!
And on the subject of how long you will be on this earth, only God knows the number of days you have.
A Dr. once told my brother he needed to get his affairs taken care of, as he only had a few months to live,my brother told him, "You know , you don't look like what I thought God looks like!" And to prove him (the Dr. ) wrong, my brother lived for another 18 years!
Sorry to take so much of your time, but just wanted you to know, you are not alone!!!
and you are loved!

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SHOAPIE 5/3/2010 7:10PM

    Have that candy bar and ENJOY it! Just don't have the biggest one you can find. Keep it reasonable and you will be okay. None of us can be perfect all the time(altho in our minds eye we all know that we are). All things in moderation will make you happier. Hope your mood is better tomorrow and be sure to tell Bill that you love him for putting up with your bad mood today. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DICHTAS 5/3/2010 6:39PM

  We all have days when we are just tired of the fight. That is normal,believe it or not. I have many days just like everyone else.. So go for it. Don't fight it and get back on tract when you can.. Today I ate Publix version of cuban sandwich and chips. Tomorrow I may eat the other half. We need to quiet those cravings .
I love ya sister. Don't give yourself a heart attack over food and trying to lose weight. It will happen.
Joanne

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DIASTER 5/3/2010 6:27PM

  Oh yes we do understand. Please realize yours was the very first blog I saw when I joined sp. Telling us how to manage the organization of your meals, talk about motivation. We have the same amount of weight to lose so do feel a special bond with you. Have Bill break a piece of that candy bar off and to keep the rest somewhere else. If by some strange chance you still want a piece tomorrow but I know you will not. Good thing we do not live closer or we would be great eating buddies. We like [love] the same foods.
How about some baby carrots?

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OZARKMEL 5/3/2010 5:39PM

  No foods are bad....in moderation you can eat what you want to....and your not "trying" your "doing"! Yes, we all have really bad days....I give you points for admitting it and moving on! It's a mindset we're all dealing with...learning how to take the knowledge we've been given and making it the way we do things every day is difficult. Your favorite foods can easily be worked into your daily calories....just adjust someplace else! I had craved a big juicy beef hamburger with melted swiss cheese on it for 5 days....it never went away so over the weekend I at a light breakfast and lunch and had that burger for dinner! It was fabulous....I really enjoyed it, it took that craving away and I still didn't go over my calories for the day (and I had baked tater tots with it)...yes, today was a bad day.....but tomorrow doesn't have to be!

Hugs...we've all been there!
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TEXNINDC 5/3/2010 5:32PM

  ABSOLUTELY know what you feel like...

Few comments... not to be morbid, but everybody's days are numbered - can't let that get to you... living is fatal for all. Make the living part worthwhile (how is that for some pollyannaish nonsense when your in a pissed off mood?)

Ditch the candy bar - go for a walk, go to a movie, take a 3 hour long bubble bath... don't let the cycle of being sick and tired of trying feed on itself.

And don't focus so much of "trying"... just take each day and do... I only make committments to myself for the day. I am going to eat good today, I am going to exercise today - I find telling myself that I must always or can never do something is a surefire way to fail.

And stay tough - love yourself

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Another Busy Day

Sunday, May 02, 2010

It has been another busy day. I am gardening out. I did some more repotting today. That should do it for awhile.I have two Hibiscus out front that I am putting in pots but have to wait for my helper to come. Bill is in the dog house.If we had a dog house.He went and took all the bricks up and tossed in back yard That was one job he wasn't suppose to do. He just doesn't want to admit it when he is doing too much. No he really isn't in doll house. He helped me with final 4 pots this afternoon and then cleaned a bunch of stuff off patio. I have about 5 plants I am giving to Angel including that tall orchid. I never have liked it.
So here are a few pictures. Here are the 2 bougainvillea's, and 4 crotons I repotted.

And here is my new gardenia plant.It doesn't show to good in pic
Heres a couple of extra

And we got the hummingbird feeder hung too. Now will have to wait and see what happens
I even got in pool and did 10 laps today. Needless to say I am tired.
I lost 1# but since I gained 2 last week I am still behind. Just hope for better next week.
I am ready to do nothing tomorrow. My eating has been all over the place .Good, Bad and in between.
Well I need to catch up on email. Hope you all had a good weekend.

  
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GETFITTER7 5/4/2010 10:44PM

    Love the pics! Well you were up 2 laps from the time before...that is a plus. I am not down where I want to either, but tomorrow is another day... emoticon

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LYNNDE 5/3/2010 3:42PM

    Woo Hoo!!! Your plants look awesome. I love all the colors. Congratulations on getting in all those pool laps. I wish I had access to a pool...lol, have to go to a hotel for that.

lol, love your sense of humor, and I am sure Bill does too. emoticon

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MPARKER67 5/3/2010 9:52AM

    Gardenias have the most wonderful scent. I threw some pansy seeds in the planter I normally grow a tomato in but since the association keeps sending me letters, I figured I would follow the rules this year. I also bought a bleeding heart and hung it in front of my house. Now I just have to remember to water everything.
Congrats on the 1 lb gone.

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TILLIEBEE 5/3/2010 7:46AM

    10 laps!!!!!!!!
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MICKEY341 5/2/2010 11:31PM

    I love your flowers. The orchid is so pretty. I can't seem to get them to do well here.
I have a Hibiscus that I thought was not going to come back this year. But was digging around and it is beginning to come out! Should have already been up, don't know what happened.
I have been seeing a lot of humming birds. Hope yours show up soon. They are fun to
watch.
Glad you have had a good week end. Take care and don't over do in the yard...just enjoy! emoticon

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KATIE233 5/2/2010 10:53PM

    Hi Eleni, like your plants hope you see a hummingbird. well sunday was glen and dad,s birthday so i bought pizza and wings honey and garlic ones dad wanted a pizza so that is what he got.i also got a few things done too i wanted to do since first of april. turn mattress over and sorted through my winter clothes and got spring and summer ones ready to wear. started seeds in pots the cucumbers and yellow beans so i can just put the whole pot in garden when get wet they start to get soft that kind of pots.Biodegadables fiber grow containers.and i also went and visit my aunt we are almost alike that is dad,s sister that lives up the street from us.had a big talk for 3 hours and a cup of tea. so that was my sunday.and relax.so you take care and don,t over do to much.bye for now.

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FEISTYMAMA 5/2/2010 9:03PM

    You were busy today!

We put our humming bird feeder out today too. I didn't know what a pain they were going to be. I read on the internet that the feeder needs to be cleaned every 3 days and more often when it's hot and humid. We bought the stuff to put inside but I think I might make my own.

I hope tomorrow is a day of rest for you.

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MDMNINA 5/2/2010 8:31PM

    If I live through the Census, I am going to come up to your house and spend an afternoon cooling off in your pool and sitting in your garden!

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Blogging Late

Saturday, May 01, 2010

It has been a busy day. We just got thru watching the DVD "It's Complicated" It was cute.
Got groceries today and for once the bill was not out of sight. I did use a tip I got from one of my teams on re usable bags. I took some black and some green. Then Bill and I divided our carts so that we put all produce up first to be put into green bags. Had little meat we got in plastic bags.Then everything else went in black bags. Made it so much easier when I got home.
Then it was outside to repot more plants. Have decided to make some big changes out front. Getting rid of two flower bed completely and simplifying the other. So Have some plants in front that will be coming to fence in back. So I will have more re potting and planting. Bill is going to ask one of guys at work if he wants to help me after work. It will save Bill from having to do a bunch of grunt work. Plus I will be paying this guy to do it my way.
I did not do my weigh in this morning so I will have to do it tomorrow. I don't know if I will have a loss but I am not expecting a gain.
Here are the new cactus I got.

And here is the orchid bloom I showed you that is now open all the way.It will have several more blooms
Here is one of new plants.It was big enough to put in two pots.The colors don't show good here so I may try to get a better shot tomorrow.The tiny flowers are 3 different colors but it doesn't show that way.
I think my gardening counts as exercise for me.Then I did 8 laps in pool. Trying to add a lap each time I go in.
Well I have a bunch of emails to catch up on.Hope your weekend is going good.
My eating was not good today. It sure never gets any easier. I do get so tired of it all. But can't give up even if I would like to.

  
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GETFITTER7 5/4/2010 10:41PM

    Beautiful plants...Orchids are my favorite!!! I just have to get the knack of caring for them! I love your cactus too.
I bet after the planting it was great to get in the pool. 8 laps is great...Good luck on your weigh in! emoticon

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DIANE929 5/3/2010 12:46AM

    wow...so beautiful... emoticon

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TSISQUAUSDI 5/2/2010 8:03PM

    Beautiful plants! I wish I had access to a pool - It was so hot today! That would be a real treat!

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MDMNINA 5/2/2010 1:36PM

    Gardening is definitely exercise. The cactus flowers look great! Nice Lantana too. I just planted a bunch of lantana myself.

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LYNNDE 5/2/2010 10:28AM

    I so want to see "It's complicated!!" Can't wait until I can rent it from Family Video.

Your flowers look great! Loved the pics.

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SUNNY332 5/2/2010 8:03AM

    Love the orchid - it is so unusual.

I also loved seeing the new flowers and hearing about your plans for
the front. I can't wait to see the "finished project" out front.

You certainly have more energy than I do lately. Aunt Bert flew back to
Tampa yesterday so she is now home. We enjoyed her visit so much and will miss her but equally grateful she got to come.

Take care and have a Sunny Day.

Sunny

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LKWQUILTER 5/2/2010 7:32AM

    Love the flowers Eleni. You definitely have a green thumb. Just keep on keeping on. ((HUGS))

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FEISTYMAMA 5/1/2010 11:27PM

    I love the cactus. We were flower/plant shopping today and I almost bought a cactus. My cat eats every plant I bring in so that's all I can have. I may go back. They had some pretty bright colored ones.

The orchid is beautiful!!! I like the speckles.

I believe gardening is a workout. I wish we didn't do beds and we stuck with pots. No matter what we do the weeds come up. Lucky for me Jason doesn't mind pulling weeds. I hate it!

I bought Kettle Corn today and it has 130 calories for 2 cups. It has a little sweetness to it so 1 cup curbs the need for sweets. I've gained 7 pounds since January and I'm not happy. It's the darn cravings for Chinese and hot dogs. I can taste them!!! I am going to make my own stir fry so I can control what I put in it. I told Jason the baby isn't going to want anything but Chinese and hot dogs when it's born. emoticon

Good luck with your weigh in tomorrow.

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