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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Another busy day.Wore my butt out.'I did stay in my calorie range last night and I am quite happy about that.I was on the high side but didn't go over.Scale is stuck but fluid is crazy too.So not sure where my weight is.Am taking extra diuretics tonight.
Today was grocery day. We usually both take our part of grocery list and then met at end of freezer . When I met him he was way too happy looking.To make a long story short while he was waiting for me he bought a scratch off. He won $20 and then won $100. So he had a good day.
Usually when I get home I put everything away and prep all my veggies.I was way too pooped. Threw what had to go in fridge and laid down for a short nap. Then went at it full force. All veggies are washed and bagged. The big bag of kale took the longest to go thru and get all the big stems out.
Oh yes Bill and my chicken livers.As some of you know he forgot them last week.So when I wrote the list I wrote it in great big bold letters. So when we met up I asked him if he got them.Yep He forgot again.LOL But we were still at the store so he went and got them. So I had my chicken livers and baked cauliflower for supper.He gave it a good try.
Tomorrow will be a day of all resting.Two active days in a row is pushing it for me.
Ok I am getting caught up with some of programs I taped that Bill doesn't watch.We just watched Hawaii 50 and Blue Bloods.I am watching Medium now while he watches baseball game.
So hope you are all enjoying your weekend.Calories look good right now but night is young

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KATIE233 9/26/2010 8:42PM

    hi Eleni, how you feel now! glad Bill won some money. yes you better rest some and look after veggies later. glad you had a better day.take care. emoticon

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CALVERTM 9/26/2010 12:49PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
I think I'm finally back with spark. Since my operation, I haven't been eating enough food groups because I just don't have the taste for them. I've lost 10 pounds since coming home. Slowly my taste is coming back now. Today I just started calculating calories again on spark. I'm walking each day down my street and back. I hope to be driving again in a couple weeks. I get my husband to take me places I need to get to like grocery shopping, dollar store, etc. I know you're working real hard on your diet, what kind of soup did you make the other day? Well, going to go for now, talk to you soon,



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TILLIEBEE 9/26/2010 8:59AM

    Great LUCK with the scratch off!!!
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MICKEY341 9/25/2010 10:04PM

    Chicken liver sound good. I don't fix them often as Ted doesn't care for them. I envy you getting all the things put away. Seems it takes me forever, my least favorite job!
Congrats on the calorie control! I have been way out of control the past two days...
Enjoy what is left of your week end!

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RURAL3 9/25/2010 9:54PM

    I'm with Bill. Forget those chicken livers. But we all have different tastes and you my friend can keep yours. Glad Bill had a smile on his face though. He needs to have a good day now andthen too. Rest up my friend we are all kind of dragging right now. emoticon

Almost forgot. Congrats on your good calorie day. emoticon

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SUNNY332 9/25/2010 9:29PM

    What fun. I love winning when I play the lottery. I just don't buy tickets too often.

Have a Blessed Sunday.


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OURELEE1 9/25/2010 9:07PM

  Take care of yourself. Rest tomorrow. My DH also has been asking for chicken liver. What is going on with these men and livers? Hope you have a good night rest. Charlotte

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Went to WalMart and Ace Hardware and you know what that means.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tonight I am just going to share my day with pictures.
I did terrible on my eating last night.No Beat Ups-Just Get Ups I can't undo it.
So far I am doing much better and should be able to stay in my range.Someone told me it was in the ginger family.Maybe one of you know what it is

Once Bill came home from bowling he had a surprise for me.He had gotten a call from Ace and they had the swallow tail plants in and were saving us two. And just so you know he is the one that wanted them.So we started doing our errands.
First was Wal Mart. Every once in awhile I like to have cream of mushroom soup and it always sticks on bottom.It was so bad last week i got pis-ed and threw the pan away.My other pans are getting so discolored on inside that I wanted to replace them.I wanted some with long handles too. So I found 3 the size I was looking for.The old ones are in bag for Angel or to be donated. I also found an electric y peeler.You know I love kitchen gadgets. It works so kewl. Then I saw a good size lemon squeezer.I have a lime one and it is hard to squeeze a large lemon in it.I use a lot of lemons during the week.I put it my soup and in my salad to give my salad dressing a little more punch. And then there is a salt and pepper grinders in picture that I picked up at Ace

Then on to Ace to get the Swallow tail plants

Ok from there we headed to the butterfly garden I saw in paper.No butterflies but they did do a nice job on it.It is next to a very neat looking church.Couldn't get a good shot of church.But here is the garden and some plants etc we saw

And Now. I had Bill set my big orchard down so I could maybe get a pic that shows how big it is.It is still blooming so it will get more blooms..i am guessing it is probably at least 3 feet or more across

Tired Bill out as he has been asleep on couch since 8.
Ok Hope you had a good day .

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FEISTYMAMA 9/27/2010 4:20PM

    I missed this blog but I'm glad I saw it. I was curious about the swallow tail plants. Those are really cool!!

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RURAL3 9/25/2010 9:57PM

    I had to get back just in time for a Walmart trip LOL. Enough said. I love the swallow tail plants they look like butterflies to me. I am not going to catch up just now but will soon. Thanks for thinking of me. emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 9/25/2010 6:26PM

    Thank you for sharing your day and photos!

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LOSINIT52 9/25/2010 1:34PM

    Great photos.
Want my remedy for cleaning burnt pots? I soak them overnight with concentrated dishwashing liquid and the burnt stuff comes right off.
No beat ups... I've slipped to but will get up and do better.

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LORRAANN77 9/25/2010 11:40AM

    Gorgeous plant pictures, especially the "swallow tail" I too have never seen that plant before. Very unique. Sounds like a fun day and it's always nice to get new or updated things for the kitchen. I know for me at least it makes my time in the kitchen more enjoyable.
Have a great weekend!

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KATIE233 9/25/2010 11:30AM

    you had a busy day. enjoyed all the pictures.take care .off to the fair.

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CANBDONE 9/25/2010 10:22AM

    What a fun day!

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CANBDONE 9/25/2010 10:21AM

    What a fun day!

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TILLIEBEE 9/25/2010 8:35AM

    Love, love, love the swallow tail plants. Our Ace store remodeled and made a whole section of kitchen gadgets!
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SUNNY332 9/25/2010 7:37AM

    I love the "Swallow Tail" plants. I have never seen this plant and love it. It is so unique.

Your orchids have so many blooms. How great is that?

Take care and have a good day. I am cleaning house today and starting to pack for our trip.

Huggers, Sunny

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LYNNDE65 9/25/2010 2:30AM

    I loved your pictures as usual. That first one looks like a red pine, very pretty! The flowers at the butterfly garden are beautiful as well.

Nice set of pots. Someday....I'll have some in my own kitchen :)

Better day tomorrow (today--it's after midnight) on the eating, like you said, you can't undo what you did, just make better choices the next day.

But wow, what a busy, tiring and exciting, and Bill was proof of that, right. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 9/25/2010 12:48AM

    Sounds like you had an active, busy day. Don`t forget to rest and relax.

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SHAY72 9/24/2010 11:36PM

    great pix,glad to hear u had a good day

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DMLADKINS 9/24/2010 11:33PM

    The top one looks like torch ginger. I love the swallow tail plant, never saw one of those before. Sounds like a great day

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DEE107 9/24/2010 11:21PM

    lovely plants like them a lot

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MOM2ACAT 9/24/2010 10:32PM

    Those plants are beautiful! I don't know what the top one is, but it's really cool.
I love those swallowtail plants, so unusual and beautiful! I've never seen those before.

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OURELEE1 9/24/2010 9:42PM

  Sounds like you had a good day. Take care, Charlotte

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Last night was not a good night.Did not sleep well.Have been tired all day.
Good news I did do great with calories. I ended up wih 1449 which I was very happy about.Tonight will be close.
Did not work on all my daily goals.No exercises etc.
I did make a huge pot of my soup Each bag of soup is only 96 cal.I gave Angel 2 quarts to take home and I still have 14 bags not counting what I had at supper.Supper was soup and subway.
Tonight is another night of too much to watch etc. I will watch Bones,Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Will tape the 3 on CBS.
Got a new book from Amazon to add to my read bag. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanivuch. I have some more The Cat Who books coming too. Reading The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Alan Bradley. It is second book I got Bill to read.He is on his 3rd book now about a boy that grows up in a cemetery being raised by ghosts.It is actually a cute book. I have to get another ready for him. Bill never reads books so I am quite pleased with myself that I have him reading.He is real slow but at least he is reading.I think I will give him a The Cat Who book next.If he likes it he will have plenty to read as I think there are like 19 of them.
Ok nothing going on. Hope you had a good day

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FEISTYMAMA 9/24/2010 3:42PM

    That's a lot of soup! How big is your pot? Do you have to stand on a stool to stir it? LOL

After Addison gets older I'll have to get a list of books from you. I love to read but have to put that on hold now. Sam and I used to go to the library every 3-4 weeks. Jason doesn't like to read either unless it's a biography of somebody he really likes.

I hope today is a better day for you my dear!

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DICHTAS 9/24/2010 10:53AM

  I hope that tonight will be better.. Good that you are getting back on tract with your eating.
It looks like one of your friends likes the same kind of books I do.I am now reading 'The Kings Mistress,by Emma Campion.' It is set in the 1300's.She is one of the historical authors I read.
Keep up the good work. I am glad the c-pap is beginning to work for you. Joanne

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LYNNDE65 9/24/2010 8:22AM

    Subway and soup, what an excellent combination! Hopefully, you will get better rest tonight. Great job on the portion control and hitting your calorie range emoticon Ilove reading, usually historical romances, anything on the Amish and I love stories about history (for example: stories on historical characters)

I hope your day is a great one! emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 9/24/2010 8:05AM

    Hope that you slept better last night. Tell us how you enjoy the new Evanovich book.

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DEE107 9/23/2010 10:07PM

    love the cat who could books by lillian braun Jackson something like that and Janets books are great

you will sleep well you are still working on you cpap hugs

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NEWSTART127 9/23/2010 9:36PM

    I love to read! emoticonGood for you for getting Bill reading, too!

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SUNNY332 9/23/2010 8:04PM

    Don't you just love to read? It is my favorite thing - love getting loss in the plot and the characters of the book.

Have a good night's rest.


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Today has been one of my better days. I got up late but I always do that. Am sleeping so much better.Only wore mask for 3 hours as it was bothering me.
Doctors office called and cancelled my appointment. So I will have to wait two weeks for results of sonogram. No biggie as I know what it is going to show.
I took my shower which is actually a biggie.Since I passed out I have been waiting for Bill to get home before I took shower. I also went in exercise room and did my sit and be fit tape for 20 minutes.
I also made a new batch of my homemade bread crumbs. I always have lots of bread in freezer and it never gets used so I make my bread crumbs with it.
And I am trying to redeem myself from the bad supper of last night. So I have fresh cauliflower,potato's and chicken rolled in my bread crumbs. Plus I have a big salad for me.
And I even folded up the laundry in the basket and got it put away.
Ok supper is over and it was very good.
I have started back working on some daily goals again. Most are the same ones I was working on when I passed out
1. Exercise 10 minutes----did 20
2. Do 2 reps of 12 with hand weights every day. Will have this done before I go to bed
3.Limit salt. I was using about 1 1/2 shakers a week.I have had same shaker for 22 days and my goal is to make it last 30 days. As this is only shaker I use in kitchen it is for Bill's food too. Tonight I used some on his chicken but none on mine.
4 Stay in calorie range I went over by 75 cal last night which is not bad compared to what I have been doing.
5 Think of something I am grateful for each day
Ok I guess that's enough rambling.Have to set up dvd's again tonight.
I was glad to see the DWTS results.
Ok Hope you had a good day

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FEISTYMAMA 9/23/2010 6:51PM

    3 hours of wearing the mask is better than not wearing it at all!

I'm getting up early so I can shower before Jason leaves for work. That way he can take care of Addison in case she's unhappy.

Your dinner sounds yummy. I love cauliflower. We're having quesadillas tonight because it's fast and easy. I'm starting to feel better so I'm sure I'll be up and cooking again soon.

Have a great night!

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PATRICIAANN46 9/23/2010 2:53PM

  You sound very disciplined and committed. I am going to do what you did and write things down again. I find that I am more apt to stick to them if they are written down.
I hope that all of your days are great days and that you feel better and better. emoticon

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MPARKER67 9/23/2010 1:24PM

    Great way to go on calories. emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 9/23/2010 11:36AM

    Reading this blog put a smile on my face...I am so very glad for your redemption...I still need mine... I burnt tuna helper the other day lol.

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SUNNY332 9/23/2010 11:06AM

    I did have a good day Eleni and I am glad you did too.

Take care and keep going on stacking up these good days.

Hugs, Sunny

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LYNNDE65 9/23/2010 9:42AM

    I am happy to read that you are sleeping better and the mask is at least helping somewhat. Great job on the calories...only 75 calories over is pretty good emoticon I am also happy to read that you were able to get in at least 20 minutes of sit and exercise. You are doing great Eleni, keep it up!

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SHIRLEYX 9/23/2010 6:59AM

    So glad you had a good day! emoticon emoticon

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SHAY72 9/23/2010 5:12AM

    glad to hear u had a good day,hope today is also a good one for u. emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 9/22/2010 11:57PM

    Good days are also great days I am glad you had a G-R-E-A-T DAY!!

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MICKEY341 9/22/2010 11:44PM

    I'm so glad you had a good day! And it's good that you are feeling up to looking to your goals.
Hope you hae a good night and another good day tomorrow!

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KATIE233 9/22/2010 10:12PM

    well done Eleni, don,t over do it. you done very well emoticon emoticon supper sound yummy.

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TILLIEBEE 9/22/2010 9:45PM

    emoticonSounds like you're moving in the right direction on a lot of stuff!
Agree totally about DWTS!

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LOSINIT52 9/22/2010 8:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
Love the attitude!
I've had a busy day too and although I haven't tracked, I'm pretty sure I am in the ball park and I did go on a long walk.

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REXTINE1 9/22/2010 8:50PM

    It sounds great! I'm glad you are doing well, and hope it just gets better and better. Good luck on the 30 days.

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CANBDONE 9/22/2010 8:46PM

    Sounds like you had a great day! I did, too....thank You Jesus! Wish I could figure out why some days it's doable (never easy) and other days...there's just no way I can hang on to my food sanity. Maybe I never will figure it out...
3 days food sober and counting... emoticon
sweet dreams, my sister emoticon

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OURELEE1 9/22/2010 7:38PM

  So glad you had a good day. Charlotte

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I woke up at 6 today and could not get back to sleep. So I got up way too early for me.
I finally did good with my calories yesterday.Ended the day at 1395. Thanks to all the veggies I cooked at supper.I snacked on them last night which gave me a lot to eat and not many calories. I was seriously getting ready to throw my hands up and say thatís it. So now we will see if I can do it again.
I laid back down and got a good nap this morning.
I even got brave enough to go in back room for about an hour. I figured since it was during the day I would be ok.
Then I took another nap.
Supper was not one of my better meals.In fact it was yucky but I ate it anyway. Kept thinking it might get better. It didnít.Oh well they canít all be good.
Here is a pic I took from window so itís proof I did stay out there

I see doc tomorrow for results of heart sonogram. I pretty much know what he is going to say.
Well I have to figure out what to watch and what to tape tonight

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SHIRLEYX 9/22/2010 1:48PM

    Beautiful flower.

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SEAWILLOW 9/22/2010 10:04AM

    Reminds me of my cooking lol

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MPARKER67 9/22/2010 9:59AM

    Love the yellow flower. With all that you share, I don't think anyone would doubt your word about going in the back room.

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KATIE233 9/21/2010 10:56PM

    hi Eleni, your yellow flower is pretty. that is good of yesterday meal. yes eating cooked veggies is one way to watch the calaries in the evening.take care and talk tomorrow good luck at doc,s tomorrow. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OURELEE1 9/21/2010 9:25PM

  Try an get a good night rest. Will be saying little prayers for you all day long. Charlotte

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FEISTYMAMA 9/21/2010 9:21PM

    Great job on eating yesterday!!!! You know you can't give up even if it crosses your mind every day. You know you can do this!

Jason goes back to work tomorrow so I'm getting up at 5:35 so I can shower and start my day. Thank goodness I'll be able to nap when Addison sleeps.

We've all made meals we were keen on I'm sure. Some worse than others. I'm sure you hardly ever make a meal that isn't delicious.

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CANBDONE 9/21/2010 8:54PM

    Precious Sister, I'm keeping you in thought. Please let me know what the Doc says tomorrow. Remember, faith not fear! I've got day 2 under my more popcicle and the rest of my water and I'm done! Waiting for DWTS's...watching part of BL. It makes me so sad....

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LOSINIT52 9/21/2010 8:48PM

    Well done Eleni! You can do it! Now be good tonight and you'll have a little momentum behind you. I did good today too.
Good luck tomorrow at the doctors.

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TILLIEBEE 9/21/2010 7:49PM

    I hope tomorrow is better than you expect.
Dancing with the Stars looks really fun this season. It's better to tape it and skip through all the dumb commercials, though!

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2BFREE2LIVE 9/21/2010 7:21PM

    Season premier for the Biggest losers tonight, I hear any way from the chat boards. I am not a TV person and don't watch to much other than news and HGTV. emoticonSandy

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