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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Nothing too much going on.
I did start an art project but it will be a while before I can show it.I am just trying to get it drawn with pencil first.Pen and ink is very unforgiving and the pencil drawing has to be correct before picking up the pen.A few people asked to see something I have done.Just go to my photos' and there are a few.
We have to get a new chair out there.We are getting one like we got for back room.
I did well yesterday and today. I have lifted weights both days.I did 12 minutes of chair exercises today and have counted all calories.I was surprised to be in my range yesterday. I am in good shape right now but the night is still young. Regardless my goal for now is to just count calories of everything I eat.
Had to put my car in the shop for the back brakes. We picked it up when Bill got off work.It is making a different noise now when I use the brake.May have to take it back again.
It just started pouring rain.Suppose to rain off and on all night and tomorrow.
Ok Watching Law & Order. I am doing much better each day. Still tired but just rest a lot.
I will see you guys tomorrow.

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RURAL3 1/7/2011 9:16PM

    glad to hear you are doing better. I think your art will relax you. You need to do something for yourself.

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KATIE233 1/6/2011 3:05PM

    glad you are doing well and taking it easy.i love taking a look at your art you did some good work there. it is stress free if you enjoy it.take care til next time we talk. bye. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 1/6/2011 2:25PM

  I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. One day at a time is all any of us can do. I LOVE your artwork. Getting back to that should help too.
Take care....... emoticon

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LESLIES537 1/6/2011 10:28AM

    Tracking every single bite I put in my mouth helps keep me on track too! The snacking as I cooked or the bites I finished off my kids' plates made much more of a difference than I thought! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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MPARKER67 1/6/2011 10:17AM

    Nothing much going on means no stress. emoticon

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MICKEY341 1/5/2011 10:17PM

You are doing good!

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26M8J7 1/5/2011 9:43PM

    Sounds like you are doing good with the weights and watching your intake. I cooked some red beans for the first time and they were good. I had heard that they are very nutritious.
I used the stretch bands again and did some off the wall pushups to try and strengthen my arms. emoticon

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MASAYAMM 1/5/2011 9:40PM

    Great job!!! I have been counting everything too, even if I binge on cookies, gummi bears, and lemon pudding cake! It gives great perspective later on in the month when you're making better decisions... insight to where you may have started. Wishing you all the best in 2011, from Vegas! ~MaSaYa

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Watching Biggest Loser and the people keep getting bigger. I can't believe no one hasn't had a heart attack. If they just wouldn't do so much boo hooing.
My day yesterday went well. Did I stay in my calorie range.Nope. But I counted every calorie and even tho I went over I did ok. Did I use my hand weights.I sure did.Several times during the day.So it was a good start for me. For that is my simple goals right now.Count all calories and use weights.
Today has been an ok day. I even got a few miscellaneous things done which made me good. I haven't been doing much of anything. Bill has been working his butt off every evening. But I did more today. He didn't have to do anything in kitchen.I cooked supper and cleaned all my mess and put up dishes in dish washer from yesterday.It is now going with todays.
I also cleaned up my art table and have my rapidiograph pens soaking. One has come clean but other will soak all night. I don't know that I will do anything but area is ready and I even have a couple of ideas laid out to look at.
I even cleared off the computer desk and wrote out a bunch of bills so thats done.
I know it isn't a lot but I feel good about getting a few things done..
I am planning on moving some furniture around as soon as Christmas stuff is put up. Haven't decided what or where. Bill can't wait emoticon Brianna and her boyfriend are coming early Thursday to take down Christmas stuff and I may get them to move the stuff around. I told Brianna he could come but same rule applies.No kissy face or butt grabbing.
Also told her and her Mom our old rule is back. They are not suppose to do any arguing with each other when here.Somehow it got lost and they were fighting almost every time they came. They both agreed. Leave it at the door or don't come. I said I was making changes. Angel knows when she is super tired and short tempered. We have agreed she just tells me and I tell her to go home and rest. Brianna has been told to watch her smart mouth and rolling eyes. It will last for awhile. emoticon But they will try their best. They are both so good to me and they don't want me getting upset.
ok I will say good night.I am doing better and that is good. I need to update my spark page.

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KATIE233 1/5/2011 2:57PM

    well done on telling you will not accept and no more upsetting you. hope it will work out that way. well done on your goals you did great every bit helps in body and mind. aeh! well i vaccumm the down stairs i was getting tired of seeing salt and sand near the door when people came two thumbs up for you. you take care and get the younger ones to move the funiture . emoticon

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MPARKER67 1/5/2011 10:34AM

    Okay, had to look up rapidiograph pens. The blonde had a good attitude as did one young girl. Can't remember their names. I can't believe the one guy has already lost 150 and is still at 500! I couldn't deal with the trainers or life on the ranch.

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DEEO12 1/5/2011 8:07AM

    Great blog! You are on the right track! emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 1/4/2011 10:14PM

    I thought I was the only person left who still used rapidographs and had to soak them! When I read that in your blog I almost fell out of my chair!!!!
We ARE SOOOOOO ALIKE!!!!! I love my pens! I've had some for 30 years!!!! But some are almost impossible to clean and I think I've lost them.

Good job on your goals. We both went over our calories, but whatever. C'est la vie.

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MICKEY341 1/4/2011 9:53PM

    The fact that you are watching your calories is a plus. You are aware of what you are doing!!! That is a start! And you are exercising! So it was a wonderful day!
Sounds like a Granny thing to me. LOL Glad that Brianna is coming to get your house back to normal and to move furniture for you! She is such a good girl for helping you!
Sounds like you are doing a lot. Just do what you can but don't push yourself too much.


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PATRICIAANN46 1/4/2011 9:18PM

  Only a Grandma would say, "No kissy face or butt grabbing." You are funny. It sounds like you are getting stronger each day. That is what I am hoping for.
Take care. emoticon

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Starting Over Once Again

Monday, January 03, 2011

I wrote my blog and lost the whole thing. That stinks.
Ok. I have begun my starting over. No big changes yet as my head is still not into it the way it should be.
I have been counting all my calories today.Not stressing about range.Just getting back in the groove of counting calories.
I also brought out the hand weights and have them next to my chair. And that is only thing I am doing now.
We have some changes coming soon that I have to make adjustments for. Bill will soon only be working 3 days a week which means our income will change.We will be fine but I will change how I do some things.But I have started a honeydo list for him.. emoticon
I have also made up my mind that the pocket book is closed to all the kids except for Angel and will try to ignore their drama.Bill and I will come first. I plan to eliminate as much stress as I can.
I hate that I gained so much back but I didn't gain it all. So all is not bad.
And I am sleeping much better so that is a plus. And I have my spark family to remind me I can do this.
OK I hear those hand weights calling my name.
No Beat Ups-Just Get Ups

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GETFITTER7 1/4/2011 10:41PM

    So glad that you are sleeping better. With having stressful times...sleep is what you need. With my husbands change of work, we have to watch the pocket book more than before. I am glad that he has this job so that he can be home everyday...that is worth more than the extra in the pocket book. Continue your work on the weights. I find that my kettlebell is helping me a great deal.

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MPARKER67 1/4/2011 1:11PM

    Starting over is why God gives us a new day each day.

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RMMARS 1/4/2011 10:43AM

  that pocket book is hard too close. know the feeling. take care of you and bill

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ROZOZ68 1/4/2011 5:14AM

    Hi Eleni, I started over today too! I am also having a hard time getting going and getting my head around this and I forgot how to do all the SPARK things. Hope that it will come back without spending too much time.
I know what you mean about closing the purse! You have such a big family too!
We both have had some challenges this last year. I am glad you are still here! Hugs, Rozie

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    We as the adults all need to remind ourselfs that the closed pocket book is actually helping the kids learn.

The kids will never make it later if keep helping them. There was a reason that God said to 'teach them' to fish. Don' feel bad or beat yourself up over not dishing out the money. Our kids will be better for it as we were when we learned. It's time for their character to grow and shine. Like yours already has.

Now stop reading sparks and use those weights.

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/3/2011 11:09PM

    emoticonmine are pink what color are yours. I keep my weights by my desk when I read I pick them up and find I do a lot more reps when I am not counting.
Hang in there times are tight and the kids will survive just fine, they are better equipped than they let you believe, I know I have a few with their hands out all the time.
Yes you can do this, just enjoy your journey. Sandy

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KATIE233 1/3/2011 10:39PM

    Hi Eleni, love your rose back ground picture.NEVER FORGET THAT YOU,RE SPECIAL. i like that.i,m the same way i have it in my brain i want to start over and get exercising but haven,t started yet. but i will.i know you will get back too.take care and look after each other.take care.big hugs

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MICKEY341 1/3/2011 10:13PM

That should be our mantra for life! Thank you for sharing and your positive attitude. You keep the rest of us going!
Take care of yourself, my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIASTER 1/3/2011 10:05PM

  As I remember it you are the one that told me one small step at a time. Somehow we let family get in the way so darn it, this year we are going to concentrate on our health and get it done.
Take care.

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TRIGFROST 1/3/2011 9:55PM

    Your on the Right Road to your Journey...starting over and getting up... emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 1/3/2011 9:40PM

    I hear ya about the pocketbook!

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LESLIES537 1/3/2011 9:26PM

    No Beat-Ups, just get-ups! --LOVE IT! WE CAN DO THIS!! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 1/3/2011 9:20PM

  No Beat-Ups.......Just Get-Ups!!! I like that. You have such a great attitude and I think that your new resolutions will definitely help with your stress level. I know that when I am stressed (especially with my kids) it is difficult to get into doing what I should do to diet and exercise. The depression takes over and all of my good intentions go out the window.
WE can do this and WE WILL!!! emoticon

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Sunday, January 02, 2011

I really don't know what to blog about.I haven't done anything but play facebook game,watch TV and sleep. And Bill hasn't done any silly things yet today. He has been playing the new game my nephew showed me that is a word game.Bill is playing that and that is something as he is not a word game guy.Some of my good habits which are few are rubbing off on him. He is now also on #6 book I think. Until I got him to read a book several months ago he never read books.He is reading the Miss Julia series now. He still has several more and then I have to find him something else.He might like the Nardia books.
Ok I need to go start some supper. I am just going to toss some wings in oven and let them cook themself.
Hope you had a good day.

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MPARKER67 1/3/2011 2:01PM

    It is a new year. Loved the sunrise picture.

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KATIE233 1/3/2011 1:06PM

    Hi Eleni, it is nice to here Bill is getting interested in books. what kind of games do you play on facebook. wings sound yummy with some kind of veggies.we had ribs and potatoes and carrots left over done in frying pan.ribs were very good. we went to glen,s place to see movies. they were so so.take care and talk later.

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RURAL3 1/2/2011 11:43PM

    curl up and enjoy emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 1/2/2011 11:35PM

    love to sit back and read

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TILLIEBEE 1/2/2011 9:18PM

    Yup, pretty good-doin' nothing in particular day. emoticon

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OURELEE1 1/2/2011 8:50PM

  Sounds like a good day to me. I'm ready for a PJ day as my granddaughter call its. I love a good book on a rainy day with fire in the fireplace.

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TURTLEKIDS 1/2/2011 5:21PM

    Sounds like me, just a laid-back day. Happy New Year!

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Happy New Years Day

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Hope everyone had a good time last night. Neither of us stayed up.Bill went to bed at 11 and took Roxy.Roxy was driving us nuts barking because of fireworks outside. Poor thing was not happy.When Bill took her in room she hid under the bed instead of getting in her bed. I came to bed at 11;30 and was still awake at midnight when neighborhood got very loud..Got woke up at 1:30 and didn't get back to sleep til almost 5.Needless to say I was not up at sunrise. emoticon I am not sure which is worse.Bill's c-pap machine or his snoring. I finally got up at 2:30 to keep myself from putting a pillow over his head. emoticon Finished my Miss Julia book so that was a plus. Not only is Bill noisy so is Roxy.She makes all kinds of noise when she is sleeping. On the bright side this was worse night I have had in awhile. I have a new mask for my c-pap and it works better for me altho it gets uncomfortable and I do take it off and on during the night. I now have the full mask that covers nose and mouth which means I can breathe thru my mouth if I feel like I can't breathe.
On a lighter side. Bill decided to try to fly his helicopter in house last night.Not a good idea. It took off and slammed into dinner room light and hit the floor. i laughed and called Bill a dumb butt. He now has been banned to the outside with it. emoticon
here is my new bed pillow.Brianna told me it was for babies.She didn't know I had her one too. But she took hers on her trip up north so it must not be just for babies emoticon
And here is Roxy laying outside today in the sunshine. It has been a very warm day and will stay nice for several days.

I am doing so badly with my eating and have had another gain.I thought I would never see 300 again.Foolish me.
I think last week my weight was 300. CW is 303. Some is fluid but I have gained over 25# in the last 2 months. Really stinks but I did it.I have to handle stress and my bad health better.
Thanks for hanging in there with me thru my droopy days lately. I have received several private messages of concern and I do appreciate it more than you know. I am sorry for the downer blogs. No one wants to read depressing blogs.I sure don't. I will try not to be such a boob.
Ok Going to go fix a healthy low cal supper for myself. Today is a new year for us all. Much love to you all.

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KATIE233 1/1/2011 11:58PM

    hi Eleni, my dear friend, hope you are feeling better. i want one of those pillows too.they are cute. roxy looks like she is enjoying the sun.sometime you wonder about men with their flying toys why they don,t go outside the first place. hope he didn,t hurt it to much.don,t want a broken copper haha.well Eleni take care and have a good day. hope you had better sleep today.take care big hugs emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/1/2011 10:28PM

    Hey my Hubby and my dog have a snoring contest every night. I wait until they both fall sound asleep and stop snoring before I even set foot in the bedroom.
Hey don't beat yourself up we are all human and if the Lord wanted us to all be Twiggy he would have never let Eve eat that apple. Now there is a healthy snack have an apple for your evening snack and it has just enough carbs and sweetness to satisfy for the night.
Have a wonderful New Year my friend.

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OURELEE1 1/1/2011 8:35PM

  The last month has been been up and down. Bu,t today is the beginning of a new year. So forget about yesterday and start off to a new beginning with me. Charlotte

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MIZCATHI 1/1/2011 8:00PM

    I always love reading your blogs. Your sense of humor really comes through. I hope you can get a handle on your eating and exercise because it makes you unhappy, or it seems to.

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PATRICIAANN46 1/1/2011 7:38PM

  Hi Eleni...........Your blogs are always a delight UP or DOWN. You are honest with your feelings and I think that we all appreciate honesty. Today is the first day of a brand new year and I know that all of us want to do better. I hope that you feel better soon. I know from my month with vertigo that it is difficult to deal with the challenge of weight loss and exercise when you don't feel good. Does your Dr. have any ideas for you?

Take care and remember that I am here for you along with many others. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 1/1/2011 7:12PM

    Yah, would you stop being a boob! You crack me up!!! It's a new year, a fresh start. Hopefully we'll be able to turn things around.

I stepped on the scale this morning and I'm 9 pounds away from where I was when I started Spark. I'm bummed but I have to remind myself that I did have a baby 3 1/2 months ago and ate LOTS of goodies this Christmas. It's going to be a struggle to find the time to cook healthy and exercise with Addison but I have to find some sort of balance.

I had a mental picture of Bill playing with his airplane and laughed. I think that is definitely an outside toy!

I love your pillow! Addison has the monkey pillow. It's cute and so soft!

We were up until 12:30AM!!! Addison took a 5 hour nap earlier and decided she wanted to ring in the new year. I'm glad I took a nap when she did. They were lighting off fireworks by us too. When we finally went to bed I was out.

Well my dear, let's make 2011 a year to remember because of our accomplishments!! emoticon

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DEEO12 1/1/2011 6:39PM

    Glad to hear you are making a go at making a low cal meal! Lets make this a year to remember! emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 1/1/2011 6:21PM

    Reading your blogs is always nice, up or down. I know how you feel about food, but all is not lost. We are both going to be super wonderful and get our acts together!

Our dogs snore like Curly from the Three Stooges....wooooowooowoooowoooo....
when they must be dreaming of chasing a rabbit.

Happy New Year!

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CANBDONE 1/1/2011 6:13PM

    Honesty is one of your best keep it real. It's actually a relief to know I'm not the only one struggling. Love ya', Girl! emoticon

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26M8J7 1/1/2011 5:59PM

    Love the pillow. Very funny about putting pillow over his head because my dh uses a cpap and i know what you mean.
Don't be discouraged about the weight gain because this is a time for looking ahead. It does not matter how we reacted to food in the past, this is a new day.
Taking one step at a time. We have to live by the premise; no man left behind. emoticon

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SUNNY332 1/1/2011 5:55PM

    A Healthy and Happy New Year to you too.


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