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Wednesday

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Today has been much better all around. I didn't get up til very late so no nap this afternoon.
I did talk to Teri (CANBDONE) and that was nice. We do have a lot in common in many ways. She is much tougher than me tho.
I just called to check our reservation for Lakeland and ofcourse it is messed up.It was suppose to be handicap with walk in shower.It was not listed as handicap and she said no walk in shower nor shower chair. I have to call back in am to check about shower. I was not happy.I made reservation back in April. I may have to start searching for new hotel at last minute.
Angel and Brianna came today and did the weekly stuff they do for us. It is such a big help. Haven's mom dropped her off and she was very cute tonight. She even gave me several big sloppy kisses which she has never done before. She is a smart little stinker.Angel and Brianna brought a tiny ice cream cake for Bill. I got a small piece and Brianna got hers.Haven was going to Brianna and getting a bite and then back to where I was to get a bite. Like I said . A smart little gal.
We had grilled turkey burgers and baked veggies for supper. I have to count up my calories but I think I am in good shape. I had to take extra diuretics yesterday but fluid is much better.
Just checked my calories and I am in good shape.The best in a long time.
I went to bed last night at 11:30.The earliest in a long time. But was back out here at 2am for awhile. Slept off and on til noon today.
I haven't seen the snake today but I know he is still out there.
Have to check and see what I am going to watch and what to tape. I have started watching Billy the Exterminator. He is something else. Next food network star is also on plus SYTYCD. Oh well.May have to watch or tape one later tonight as it comes on twice. Yes.I do enjoy watching TV
Ok Here is a pic of Angel from this past weekend. She looks very relaxed and seems to be enjoying herself. She needed that. .And some of Haven

Ok I need to go put stuff in dishwasher etc. Hope you had a good day.

  
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CANBDONE 6/24/2010 12:08PM

    What a great picture of Angel! I hope you get the motel rsvp's worked out!

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MPARKER67 6/24/2010 10:10AM

    The pictures of Haven are adorable. And Angel looks relaxed and having a good time. Ice cream cake, emoticon

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 6/23/2010 11:03PM

    How adorable! I love the little purse, I see she is already in to high style! Glad you stayed within your calorie range and had your cake too! emoticon

Have a great week my friend and stop stressing so much, everything will work out!

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DEEO12 6/23/2010 9:33PM

    Awww what a cutie!

Grilled turkey burgers and baked veggies yummy. You did much better than me.

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As for the hotel stuff. Try not to worry to much. My thinking has always been "things always work themselves out" . Make your calls and try not to get to stressed.

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TSISQUAUSDI 6/23/2010 9:30PM

    'Sounds like you did have a really good day today! WooHoo!!

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THIAGRAM 6/23/2010 9:23PM

  What a cute smart sloppy kisser! What fun to have a beautiful little girl in your life!

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FEISTYMAMA 6/23/2010 8:59PM

    WOW, 11:30 is early for you! Even though you were up in the middle of the night, you still went to bed early. I've been staying up past 10PM lately and it's killing me! emoticon

Ice cream cake sounds delicious! I totally forgot my daughter made cake last night until you said something. I didn't eat any last night because she didn't frost it until 9:30 and that was too late for a snack.

I miss little sloppy kisses from kids. Haven is so cute. I loved the little jean skirt she was wearing and her purse.

Have a great evening and beware of Mr. Snake if you go outside!!

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Tuesday

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Haven't felt so good today.So I have spent most of day in bed with phones turned off.Feel much better now tho.
Here are a few pics. That damn snake is not only back he was inside one of my flower pots.

Ok I will talk to you all tomorrow.Will say goodnight for now

  
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CALVERTM 6/23/2010 7:59PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
I love the birds and flowers so much. We have 4 parakeets and 3 cockatiels and they are very cute, messy but cute. It's something about birds that I find so repectful, regal. Most of them are very beautiful creatures also. I have a big garden in the back that a friend of ours made this summer. The next time I go back there, I'll have to take my camera because there are some butterflies hanging around. It is very hot here, didn't do much, paperwork, housework..Tomorrow I will meet a friend for lunch. She has her own business too and has just started recently. We pool our thoughts and resources together. She likes the asian buffet near me. I've figured out how to stay on my diet there. Stay away from the soup for the most part (too much sodium) , fill up on veggies and little meat. Salad bar is healthy too so I'll be ok. I hope you feel better. My husband's been sick with bout of diverticulitis. He's starting to eat again slowly but he had a bad flare-up, he goes to his doctor tomorrow. talk to you later,
Margaret

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MPARKER67 6/23/2010 11:38AM

    Nasty snake! I have no clue to snake behavior. Did your pest control guy offer a guarantee?

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LYNNDE 6/23/2010 6:30AM

    What a beautiful blue jay!

Oh no, darn snake...unwanted company, doesn't he know that?

Loved all the pics....hope today is a better day for you.

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KATIE233 6/22/2010 10:36PM

    oh my Eleni, if i were the bluejay i sure wouldn,t be around where the snake is. they give me the willies.goosebumps. the new camera is working great.it took me a year to learn most of the things i can do with my new camera. the main thing have fun with it.

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TSISQUAUSDI 6/22/2010 10:18PM

    LOL, it took me 15 minutes to chase a small black racer off my screen room when I lived in Longwood, FL - They just creep me out!

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SUNSHINEGB 6/22/2010 10:01PM

    I always love your pictures! The snake .... the flower pots are outdoors I hope?
Shudder .... I'd hate to think of a snake getting in the house, I'd never sleep at night. I'm squeamish, lol.

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DEEO12 6/22/2010 10:00PM

    emoticonNow Ther eis no way I would be able to stand there or anywhere near that snake to take a pic lol.

I really love how you zoom in on the birds. So beautiful!

Take care this evening and find something to do to beat the night time munchies. emoticon

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RURAL3 6/22/2010 9:35PM

    Beautiful blue jay pics. That sneaky snake is back...just like the old food demon. Have you done any charting about how you feel vs. the bad eating. Are you down more when you blow it? Just something to think about. I know I feel awful when I eat bad.

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THIAGRAM 6/22/2010 8:28PM

  Sorry you weren't feeling well today,but happy you are doing better this evening! Your pictures are awesome including your background pictures. I even like the picture of the snake. Hope he was a harmless one!

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CANBDONE 6/22/2010 7:29PM

    The snake would freak me out...I've been lucky, so far! Hope tomorrow brings an easier day.
Love ya', SisterWoman!

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COVEGIRL1 6/22/2010 7:15PM

    Hope you're doing better. Love the birds ! Scary snake UGH!

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FEISTYMAMA 6/22/2010 7:06PM

    Mr. Snake gives me the chills. I don't know how you stand it!!

I hope today is a better day for you. emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 6/22/2010 7:01PM

    What kind of snake, harmless I hope. Beautiful photos, get some rest so you can take more pictures. Sandy

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WHOAMOMMA 6/22/2010 6:46PM

    Glad your feeling better this evening.

So far I haven't seen the snakes in the yard only Bob and the cats have.


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TILLIEBEE 6/22/2010 6:33PM

    I can't handle seeing that snake.
It would give me nightmares!
AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
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ADIPOSEROSE 6/22/2010 6:27PM

    Glad you're feeling better. The poor snake was just looking for somewhere cool, to get away from this heat. (Me, too--94 and humid here.)

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Monday

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mmmmm Where do I start. Ok I didn't just do bad last night I did Awful. Why Why Why. I wish I had a dollar for every time I have asked myself that. I told Bill a short while ago we may be doing every man for himself the rest of the week so I can keep calories way down.
I went to get my nails done and Bill met me there when he got off work. He came by house earlier to put walker in car and then was there to put it back in car when I was thru. We went to Carraba's for his Fathers Day dinner tonight.It is one of his favorite places. They must have some new cooks as it was much less spicier than usual. I got scallops over orzo and spinach and it was actually tasteless until I added some lemon and a little salt. Now I have to try and figure out calories.
I have to share with you another story about how good Bill is to me. I am lucky that I can vent to him about my weight loss struggles altho he doesn't understand like most of you do. He needs to lose maybe 10# and has great will power. But he is unbelievably supportive. Here is an example that happened earlier today. He had called as he does every day to see how I was doing. I started venting about my eating binge last night. I then said it looks like we are going to have to lock fridge and all cabinets up so I can't get in them at night. I was just running my mouth as I tend to when frustrated. Most men would have made fun or started lecturing about having more will power Etc.Etc. Not my sweetie. Without any hesitating he starts saying how he could do it if I needed him to. So like him. I told him no.I was just frustrated as to why I couldn't beat that beast at night.That I have to find the solution. We do lock up certain things now such as his cheese and lunch meat and bagged chips. I am so blessed to have him. I hear how some of you do not get support and it makes me sad for you. No doubt I am one of the luckiest women in the world. And I know it.
I did play with camera just a little when I got home before rain started. First is a couple of storms rolling in. Notice the tree on left in second picture with the open spot at the top with a bare branch that you can see. The 3rd pic is a bird sitting on that branch.I am on back yard.

Ok I have some emails to take care of and need to see what is on tonight. I think the last Saving Graces are on. So have a good night my friends. I will not binge tonight.

  
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MPARKER67 6/22/2010 2:01PM

    If we knew why, we wouldn't. Had a kit kat yesterday. No reason. Just suddenly went to the snack machine and bought one.
Beautiful orchid.

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KATIE233 6/22/2010 1:13PM

    Hi Eleni, You do have a wonderful hubby, i do snack too, maybe you could try dry plain popcorn after awhile that will get boring or some veggies cut up ready for those snack times on the counter. and you have to eat them and nothing else.or nothing.or some decafe tea.it is hard i get made at myself too but i don,t help. what time did you go to bed the other night? it is raining here today i,m glad the garden will get wet so i don,t have to come home to water it.it is always better if nature handles that when it can.nice pictures you took. take care and have a very good night. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEEO12 6/21/2010 10:32PM

    It is wonderful to have a supportive husband as I have one too. Also don't beat yourself up for last night. I can see in your post that you are thinking of ways to beat the night beast. This is great as you know it is said that 21 days of anything daily becomes a habit. So keep trying different things that you like to do and once you find what it is, then do it for 21 days/nights and switch night eating to night......... whatever else you enjoy.

Your photos turned out great. I really like the close up of the bird

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TILLIEBEE 6/21/2010 9:45PM

    I'm having a problem with eating this weekend....worse than I've been in months. So I completely understand.

Plus, we actually have locks for our food pantry when needed...although there's not a lot of good stuff in there. The really good stuff is hidden in a bag in my work room. Shhhhhhhh.

Bill's a keeper. emoticon

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REXTINE1 6/21/2010 9:23PM

    You may have overeaten a little, but I went bananas yesterday, and even more so today. I think it's having all the beer in the house - if it's not here I drink decaffeinated coffee, and like it. I didn't even like beer that much, but when the BW wanted some NA, I felt bad drinking hers, and bought the cheaper stuff. My only saving grace is that if I believe the Spark numbers, my basal metabolic plus exercise calories just about match what I age today. I hope that works, because I'd hate to have a hard time staying in leeway again.

I hope you don't eat tonight - I won't either.

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CANBDONE 6/21/2010 8:48PM

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Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there

Sunday, June 20, 2010

It has been a nice quiet day. I didn't get up til almost noon. Bill heard from all the kids. We are going to Carraba's for supper tomorrow night.
It finally started raining a minute ago. The rain has passed us by every day. It may not last long.
I really don't have much today. I did go over on calories yesterday and it will be close today.
ok I am going to say good night and sit back and chill some more. Hope your weekend was good.

  
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PAULA3420 6/21/2010 5:26PM

    GOOD FOR YOU ELENI, I am a FIRM BELIEVER IN CHILLIN!!! It is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves to reduce stress. Glad to hear you are having a GOOD DAY!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 6/20/2010 11:19PM

    Glad Bill heard from all the children, that always means a lot to a parent.
Glad you stayed within your calorie range today. I am sure the rest did you lots of good.

Take care my friend!

Barbara

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SUNNY332 6/20/2010 10:47PM

    Sounds like you have a nice celebration planned for tomorrow. can't wait to hear about it.

I haven't slept til noon in many moons. I am up with the sun (a nurse on the early shift way too long, I think).

Hugs, Sunny

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DEEO12 6/20/2010 10:04PM

    Have a relaxing evening and it sounds like your husband had a wonderful Father`s Day!

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GETFITTER7 6/20/2010 9:57PM

    Have a great night and a nice celebration tomorrow for Bill!

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CANBDONE 6/20/2010 8:58PM

    I'm chillaxin' too! emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 6/20/2010 8:55PM

    Jason and I slept in until 10AM. I think we're going to have problems falling asleep tonight.

I hope Bill had a great Father's Day. We spent a few hours down by Lake Michigan. It's so beautiful. Afterwards we took Jason out for ice cream at Culver's.

We're getting more storms tomorrow and through out the week. I hope they aren't as bad as the storms we had this past Friday. The mosquitoes are loving the rain.

Have a great night relaxing!

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Saturday. Busy but Good

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ok I did good on my weigh in. Did not lose all I gained last week but lost some.Lost 3#.
I went over my calories last night but got to bed around 12:30 which was good.Did a lot of extra walking that I don't normally do so I am happy with how I did.
I have to try to figure out my calories in a minute but I think I am good.
We had a late lunch with our daughters Heidi,Heather, Landon of course and our grand daughter Alyssa. We went to the Lucky Dill which has great food. I didn't do great but not too bad and I had only had 200 calories when we got there.So I had plenty of leeway. It was our lunch and supper together. Took a few pics with new camera.Have to find out what a blue square means. I am having to print instructions off computer. But That works as I can pick the pages I want and they are large enough for me to see. But so far the new camera is awesome.
Here are a few pictures I took.

After we ate Bill and I headed to grocery store. I had a small list but the bill sure wasn't small.
I am pretty tired right now and have a headache.I rarely get headaches. So I will close for now. Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers and all the single Moms out there.

  
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CALVERTM 6/21/2010 9:27AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
Happy Father's Day to Bill, it looks like he enjoyed his day. My husband and I and my son. Ryan went out to dinner yesterday. It was not as nice as I would have liked because restaurants were so crowded so we ended up with a buffet, Catus Willis. It was just ok but at least the crowds were not there. My other son, Jason spent the day with his Dad so the dads were taken care of. I haven't gone over my calories this week but I don't think I have a loss again. I have to \figure out what I'm doing wrong. It's frustrating. Well, going to go for now, going to gym to do a workout. Take care,

Margaret

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DEEO12 6/20/2010 8:41PM

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Great to hear you are happy with your new camera. Losing 3 pounds is better than a gain of 3 pounds. You are doing great and you kept in mind your calorie intake and goals!

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TSISQUAUSDI 6/20/2010 7:35PM

    I agree with Floridasun - You take great pictures and have a talent for balance. Hope the rest of the weekend was as enjoyable as your today!

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FLORIDASUN 6/20/2010 7:27PM

    Wowsa...that new camera takes GREAT pictures! I really think you should do something with your photography skills...you get great pictures and I love the way that you pick out beautiful shots...that takes skill sweetie pie! Anyone can take a picture...but few can take an Eleni picture that has things so perfectly in balance..I enjoy them SO much! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 6/20/2010 1:15PM

    Nice pics! You have such a nice family.
Hugs,
Shirley

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CEB2007 6/20/2010 1:08PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments. I don't know why Jim needs to check what I eat. I think he has some kind of issue with eating (and I worry alot about eating too much). At least I am over being mad with him. I guess things are back to normal. Tell Bill Happy Father's Day. Father's are great -- everyone needs one.

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RURAL3 6/20/2010 11:25AM

    I like that name. "The Lucky Dill" Congratulations to getting it all done and your weight loss. I hope you and Bill have a great Father's Day. That little guy sure is cute.

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DICHTAS 6/20/2010 9:57AM

  3 lbs VERY GOOD!!! So you got that new advanced camera . Now you will really be into taking good pictures.
Happy Fathers Day to Bill..

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NANCYRUBIO 6/20/2010 12:30AM

    Pictures are great , rhanks for sharing them with us.

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DEE107 6/19/2010 11:46PM

    glad you had a great day and Happy fathers day to your hubby tooo

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KATIE233 6/19/2010 11:30PM

    Oh yeah Eleni, forgot tell Bill Happy Father,s Day. hope your headache goes away don,t carry over to Sunday. emoticon 3lbs off well done!

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KATIE233 6/19/2010 11:25PM

    Hi Eleni, you look very good in the pictures. the pictures turn out good too. love Landon,s picture he sure is a cutie.how was the weather there today, was it hot? here was very himit before storm or rain.well Eleni, take care and big hugs.

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TILLIEBEE 6/19/2010 10:25PM

    fun pictures...especially that little angel baby's face!!!!!


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CRAZYGAGRANNY 6/19/2010 9:47PM

    emoticonPictures! Hope your head feels better soon and Please tell Bill I hope he has a very Happy Father's Day!

Glad you enjoyed the day with your lovely family!


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SUNNY332 6/19/2010 9:20PM

    Isn't amazing how you can have a small grocery list and still have a big bill.

Do you have Aldi's down there? I do the bulk of my shopping there but do buy my fish from
our local grocery.

Take care and have a Blessed Sunday. We will go to church and afterwards, I will take my Father to lunch at the Pier for Father's Day. It is a local restaurant that is built out over the Mississippi River in Quincy. It will be nice.

Hugs, Sunny

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CANBDONE 6/19/2010 9:01PM

    What a happy day you've had! Your Alyssa is BEAUTIFUL! Three pounds off is awesome! It's not easy getting back in the wagon.

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FEISTYMAMA 6/19/2010 8:03PM

    Sounds like a great afternoon with family. I love the pictures! You're new camera is awesome.

I hope you get rid of your headache. I've been suffering from headaches since high school. Not fun! Take care of yourself!

Tell Bill "Happy Father's Day!"

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