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Lazy Monday

Monday, January 31, 2011

MMMMM All my days are lazy ones.
I got up way too early but went back to bed for short nap and then took another nap this afternoon. Didn't do much but play games on computer. Oh I did order more meds and sent in 4 new ones. It is a job to keep up with them all. I have a spread sheet I made that shows when it is time to refill.I have 3 that are for a few more pills than I take so those last me longer. My potassium is largest order for one script.It comes in 20 large bottles. Isn't old age grand. Naught. But I am thankful I can pay for my meds as I know some people can't. My secondary insurance pays for my meds and it more than pays for itself.
Other than that I cleaned up my kitchen mess and cooked Bill one of his favorite meals.He mentioned last night I hadn't fixed it in a long time. It is creamed ground turkey and boiled potatoes and tiny green peas. I made his separate from mine so I could track calories plus I put some fresh mushrooms in mine.For the creamed past i used half milk and half chicken broth. Once Bill was thru eating i thru his leftover meat stuff away as I knew I would get in it.Especially today as I have eaten non stop. One good thing it has all been low cal like my soup and a ton of fresh tomatoes. Bill says I am going to turn into a tomato.They are expensive but not too expensive if it helps me lose.
Roxy got my bee off my bed again today.I found it on floor when I went to get a nap. Need to start closing door again when I am not in there. She has two beds so she won't miss hers back there during the day.
I just saw where winter storms are heading toward my northern pals. They just said a 2100 mile path of snow and ice is heading across several states.They are giving warnings out to people to be careful and even stay home if possible.
It still seems strange.I looked out my window today and found some of my plants had new blooms. It was in 70's earlier today.

Today was my grandsons birthday and when I called today his Mom who hasn't been speaking to me acted like nothing was wrong. So I guess she is over being mad at me. She is still mad at Angel I think. Sad thing is she was in the wrong but is convinced we are the bad guys. So sad to know I have a daughter that would act that way at her age.
I only did 10 minutes of exercises today so I will do extra tomorrow.
I am going to watch that new show Heavy just to see how it is.I have heard mixed reviews. I still watch BL but don't like it as much as I use to. I don't want to hear all the sad stories and crying. I know heavy people are sad.We all know that.
I just tracked my supper calories and I am still in good shape. Thanks to my soup and tomatoes. emoticon
Ok Stay warm and safe my friends.
oops Just saw where Heavy is on at same time as Harry's Law. But it comes on again at 2am so I will tape it and the one that follows at 3am which I think is the first one. I love Kathy Bates so I have to watch Harry's Law.

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PATRICIAANN46 2/1/2011 3:07PM

  Your birds and flowers look so wonderful. We had storms all day yesterday and have more warnings for late this afternoon and evening. I can't even see where my gardens are because of all of the snow drifts!!! Our local schools started 2 hours late this morning and because of the additional snow and high winds predicted for tonight and tomorrow, they may not have school at all on Wednesday. I wish I was sitting next to your rose in your 70 degree weather.........
We eat lots of tomatoes too...........I don't feel guilty because they are so good for us in so many ways. Take care. emoticon

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CALVERTM 2/1/2011 1:34PM

    Hi Eleni,
I love your photos of the flowers and the birds. I bought our birds a few more perches to sit on and a few more toys to play with. I buy them treats every week or so. They eat them up in less than a day. Would you send me the recipe for your soup? I'm just not losing here lately but then I'm not exercising either. I couldn't do much after the surgery and now I've been sick for a week but getting better now that the doctor gave me an antibiotic. That creamed ground turkey and peas sound good also. Speaking of surgeries, my daughter in law is getting the lap band surgery next week. I know she'll be so much happier after she loses the weight. Her sister had the more serious operation which is the by-pass surgery for the stomach. I can't think of the real name but anyway she has to be on liquid diet 2 weeks before surgery and 2 weeks after. I'm sure she'll do fine. You're right we're really getting hit with this crappy weather. Another storm is coming this wkend. Please get here March, by the way you and I are both March babies. That's why we had such an instant connection :)talk to you soon, Margaret emoticon emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 2/1/2011 7:01AM

    Nice pics. Enjoy the day!

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KATIE233 2/1/2011 12:12AM

    nice pictures like the ones with blue jay and your pink flower.have a better day tomorrow.

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FEISTYMAMA 1/31/2011 8:51PM

    I grew up being told you are what you eat. I must be a BIG chocolate bar then. Hee, hee, hee.

I made broccoli alfredo for dinner but then Addison fell asleep in my arms so I never ate it. I made myself a cheese quesadilla instead but it wasn't very good. I know I'll be into something else shortly.

I'd LOVE to have temps in the 70's right now!!! The wind is howling outside and it's snowing. By Wednesday evening they're saying we could have 2 feet of snow. There's a strong possibility that we will be having a snow day on Wednesday. We'll see.

Dang, it looks so nice in Florida...

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DEE107 1/31/2011 8:37PM

    sounds like a great day and wow on the pills are you and my mother related ..hugs

love your flowers and love the bird in the pot

thanks for sharing

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TILLIEBEE 1/31/2011 8:11PM

    Wow! For a lazy day, you sound busy!!!
I'll be interested to hear what you think about Heavy. I like it because I think it's a more realistic approach to how weight loss happens but I liked the first show better than the second.
Have a nice night. We are hoping our electricity stays on during the ice storm we're in the middle of.
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Easy Sunday

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Are you making time to do the things that are important to you? Many of us get caught up in work and in other things that we have to do and we forget to make time to do the things we really want to do. For example, if you have a book that you’ve been trying to read for the past year and you continue to tell yourself that eventually you will find the time to finish it…chances are you won’t. You have to make it happen. Set some time aside specifically for that purpose each day or once a week and make it happen. Achieve one small goal that you’ve been setting aside and this might give you some fuel to complete others. Make a decision today to make time and stop trying to find it.

I hope the quote came thru.
It has been a quiet day. i did great with my exercising and scale was down more.The eating could have been better. Not extremely bad but not good either.
Weather is awesome.
We watched the other dvd we rented and just chilled most of day.
Thats about it. I have some birthday cards to get ready to mail.Feb and March are big birthday months.Two special ones this month.Brianna turns 18 and Alyssa turns 16. Time does fly.
Hope your weekend was good.

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PATRICIAANN46 1/31/2011 4:42PM

  Great Quote and one that I don't pay close enough attention to. I need to get better at MAKING TIME for myself.
Glad to hear you had a relaxing Sunday. Mine was busy with Elizabeth, but it was a good busy. We had lots of fun!!!!
Hope you have a great week. emoticon

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REXTINE1 1/31/2011 3:13PM

    Sunday is a good day to take off.

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CANBDONE 1/31/2011 7:23AM

    Sounds like a wonderful Sunday with your Honey! I've been slacking on my exercise...not today! emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 1/31/2011 7:09AM

    Nice quote. Hope you have fun planning birthday surprises!

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MICKEY341 1/31/2011 1:19AM

    Congrats on the weight loss.
Don't grandkids have a way of growing up way too fast, but then so did our kids!
I loved the quote, it is so true!
We are expecting snow and ice tomorrow night! Our first this year! We have been having beautiful weather, also. Enjoy your beautiful weather!
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DEE107 1/30/2011 11:58PM

    thanks for sharing How was the dvd

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RURAL3 1/30/2011 11:18PM

    Hope you enjoyed your day. We did. I went to workout and then we spent the rest of the day together. We are expecting a big snowstorm this week. Could be in excess of 20 inches. Better get some good books and hope my boss doesn't expect me at work Wednesday night.

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KATIE233 1/30/2011 10:59PM

    that quote is so true. i did that with my exercising.well done on the scales going down more. that is very good! i find the rye bread i am enjoying it better than whole wheat. the rye bread is dampsters rye golden grain with grain and seeds. try it.keep the scales going down emoticon emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/30/2011 9:15PM

    I love the quote, makes me think I should make time for me, I have been so busy with the house and all the work moving and unpacking building furniture and running errands, I have had little time to take care of me.
I think I shall take your advice and make time for the things that make life happier and healthier. Thank you for a wonderful blog. Sandy

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FEISTYMAMA 1/30/2011 7:45PM

    That quote is so true but so hard to do!!! I know Addison will only be little once so I'm eating it up. Me time will return. Parents give up so much for their kids, that's how my weight got so out of control! I hope once my arm heals I'll be able to get my 30 minutes of exercising in a few times a week again.

I can't believe Brianna is turning 18! WOW!!

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

It has been a good day.+The weather is absolutely fantastic. I am sorry friends but it was sunny and warm again today.
I took the cover off of Roxy's one bed and all her toys and washed them.She did not like it when i gathered everything up. Since she has a clean bed and tots I called Petco about getting her clean. They had an opening right away so Bill took her up there.In his rush he forgot the shampoo and conditioner we got at vets. next time. The home remedy that you guys told me about has helped her skin problem. Not sure if it is the yogurt or the olive oil but she is scratching less and no red spots on her skin.
I have been doing good on my eating and exercises. i only did 12 minutes today but have done as much as 65 minutes. My goal is only 10 minutes so I make sure I do at least that every day. I have not been in my calorie range every day but most days and when I haven't been it has only been over a small amount.
I have got hooked on greek yogurt. I put it in freezer for awhile and it is like ice cream.
Today is my seafood night I did get some frozen breaded calamari and scallops but weighed out 1 serving per bag .That way I can fix a little at a time. So tonight I am having fresh oyster stew and a small amount of the other. Will get it eaten before Bill gets back with Roxy.He is not fond of my seafood. LOL.
Ok I better go fix my supper.
Oh I did have a 1# loss. Since I have eaten out more this week I was happy.I would have been happy with anything that is not a gain.
Hope you are having a good weekend. I am behind in my emails. Will play catch up later or tomorrow.
This is Bill trying to get Roxie to go in her clean bed.She didn't want to at first.Second pic is what she does when she wants me to pet her.Lays her head on my leg and patiently waits.I just sent a note and pictures to SPCA so they could see she was being well taken care of.

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PATRICIAANN46 1/30/2011 6:55PM

  emoticon on the weight loss. And, also on your dedication to your exercise.

I love the way Roxy is leaning into Bill so that she doesn't have to get into her clean bed. I washed both of our dogs covers the other day too, and they walked around them and sniffed them like they were foreign objects to be avoided!!!!! Roxy hit the jackpot when she found you and Bill. She is well loved!!! emoticon

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KATIE233 1/30/2011 1:06PM

    well done on your weight loss! Roxy look so cute and happy.i never tried greek yogurt sounds yummy like ice cream and you can put your own fruit in it.yummy. but for your seafood i,m like Bill. i like fish like haddock and halibut like that and also don,t like salmon.yuck... we are having breaded fish today for supper and some kind of veggies.

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SHIRLEYX 1/30/2011 12:03PM

    emoticonOn the weight loss!

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CALVERTM 1/30/2011 11:55AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
Just stopping by to say hi, I'll comment more later. I got hit with this cold bug again. It was a doozy too that's not over yet. I've been resting for the last several days, not wanting to do much of anything. Appetite and taste is coming back alittle bit. We've had nothing but snow and cold and I'm already done with it. I just keep thinking spring will be here're doing great with your can do it! Get ur done!

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DICHTAS2 1/30/2011 10:43AM

  That is what Christie does to me when she wants to eat. She just sits and stares at me when she wants to go out. The other morning Louie was eating breakfast she went and got her bowl and got up to him . She wanted him to give her some. She had already been fed. A pug doesn't know when to stop eating. That is why they will get fat easy.. Now if I could make Louie realize that..
Have a good week.

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/30/2011 12:38AM

    I should take my pup in for a shampoo and cut he has not gone since right before we moved. I take my dog to Petco as well, but they sure are high, but where else is there.
I hope your Roxie enjoys getting spoiled like she does. You guys are wonderful care givers for her and I am sure she brings you both a lot of joy.
Have a great rest of the weekend. Sandy

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TILLIEBEE 1/29/2011 10:53PM

    What a precious face!

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0309COOKIE 1/29/2011 10:25PM

    You take such good care of Roxy! She is one lucky pup. Give her a kiss and a hug from Punky and I please.

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DEE107 1/29/2011 8:43PM

    it wasw 36 degrees here and then it started to snow again here .. cute puppy

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FEISTYMAMA 1/29/2011 7:46PM

    It was warmer here too. It was about 30 degrees. emoticon

Roxy is lucky she has a good home. So many animals never find a loving home.

I see the Greek yogurt all the time but I'm hesitant to try it.

Give Roxy a hug and kiss for me. She's too darn cute!!

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OURELEE1 1/29/2011 7:36PM

  Congratulations on the 1# loss. I have eaten out too much this week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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ESTERRL 1/29/2011 5:36PM

  It sounded like a good day especially for Roxy. emoticon Thanks for sharing the pictures, Roxy's waiting patiently. She is adorable & her eyes look like she doesn't miss a thing. emoticon

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1THING 1/29/2011 5:09PM

    roxie's a cutie.

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Beautiful Day

Friday, January 28, 2011

It was a beautiful day.Sun shinning and warm.Warm to me.Bill thought it was cool.
I meet Bob and Shirley for lunch at my favorite greek lunch place. I wasn't expecting it but Bob picked up my lunch tab. That was a good bright bit for today. After we ate and gabbed for awhile I lead them thru the back way to Howard park as they had seen it on internet. I left them at the gate with directions on going back easier than I took them. It was nice of them to drive up from Bradenton where they are staying for a few months.
After Bill got home he took Roxie to dog park She was a very bad girl. After she had been there awhile and played good with a couple of dogs some new dogs came. Bill said she started a fight.I think it took him by surprise as she never growls at other dogs and had never started a fight.Bill said she started it.
I did very good with eating yesterday again.Have done good more than bad this past week. Hope it shows on the scale.
Not as good today but not bad either.
Well I am having a blank here and can't think of anything to say.
I did watch part of the double funeral for 2 officers killed and it was sad. Never saw a double one like that.They had a K-9 unit there and one dog refused to stop barking for a long time.They thought it was one that belong to one man that died. A sad reminder that our police do put their lives on the line every day.
Here is pic we took today

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RURAL3 1/30/2011 11:30PM

    It is really nice that you get to meet with other spark friends. It is way to cold and snowy here to venture out to do that now. I envy your warm weather but am glad it is there for you. emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 1/29/2011 2:04PM

  Isn't it fun to meet and lunch with friends. Since we are both retired, we do more of this and I love it.
Roxy must have sensed something wrong to have started a fight........especially if she is usually good natured.
Glad to hear that your weather is beautiful and that you are out and about. I have my grand-daughter with us today (she is 3-1/2 and I am trying to get her to take a nap right now). She's winning........I have never heard anyone talk so much.......... We want to take her on an outing, but before my son left, he said that she REALLY needed a nap, so we are attempting it.
Have a great weekend. emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 1/29/2011 9:14AM

    Really like your photo with your friends. Sorry Roxie is being a little trouble maker.

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KATIE233 1/29/2011 1:00AM

    that was nice to hear you had a good time.

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MICKEY341 1/29/2011 12:40AM

    I am so glad you had a beautiful day to meet your friends. Our day here was good also.
Sorry about Roxey starting a fight! Hard to believe that innocent looking baby could do that!
Do you think she thought she was protecting Bill from strange dogs?
Happy to hear your calories are under control again...knew you could do it, it just had to be the right time.
Have a good night! emoticon

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DEE107 1/28/2011 11:44PM

    Great picture and glad you had a great time

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CSDAYS 1/28/2011 10:00PM

    It is always good to hear from you. We sure enjoyed the day with you, the park, and the nice drive to and from seeing you. I put the sponge and flowers in one of the baskets that I made this past week. We shared our days' activities with our friends as we played cards tonight. Until next time, stay healthy and we plan to see you again next year. Hope your husband gets his perfect game.

Shirley and Bob

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OURELEE1 1/28/2011 8:17PM

  So glad you had a nice time. Being with friends ia always fun. Enjoy the weather.

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REXTINE1 1/28/2011 7:43PM

    We had lunch out and dinner (accidentally) out because the BW felt like having breakfast for dinner. It worked.

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/28/2011 7:07PM

    Glad you enjoyed your day, it is down right cold here. Mid 40s but cloudy and damp. Be glad to see the sun again. Have a great evening. Sandy

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nothing exciting today. But as we all know it is rather boring here.
I did well with my eating yesterday and today is good so far. I did 3o minutes of exercises today.Roxy loves it when I go back there.In fact I think she was trying to get me to go back there as she kept putting head on my legs.When I open the door to go in there she flew in to her sunny spot.
Good thing I didn't make a lot of extra for supper tho.It was so good Bill went for seconds.I browned some chicken and then put some dry onion mix soup in pan to loosen up bits stuck to pan.Then dumped some potatoes and carrots in and topped with the chicken.Covered with foil and into the oven.It was awesome.No salt need as soup mixture was salty. I put the soup mix into about 3 cups of water and stirred it good.Then used about a cup or so.Put rest in container for another day. Nothing fancy but good.
I will be meeting some spark friends who are snowbirds tomorrow for lunch.They are kind enough to drive up here. They did it last year too. They are both sparkers.Will try to get a picture
I really liked the deep voiced country boy that was on AI last night. I stopped watching it last year as I can't stand Seacrest. Still don't know how much I will watch it.
Will tape Bones and Ace of cakes while we watch Royal Pains.
It has been another nice sunny day.A little cool but nice.
Hope you are all doing well and staying warm

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KATIE233 1/28/2011 1:28PM

    supper sound yummy. hope you have a good get together with your friends.sound like fun.i,ll take some of that sunny spot too.we have cloudy day here but mild.i,m down another 2lbs what i,m doing is working so far.keep it up aeh!i want to lose some more before i see the dr. in april and see his smile. emoticon i,m going grocery shopping to get more what is Bill up to today? well take care and have a great day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MPARKER67 1/28/2011 10:09AM

    My sister has a friend with a condo in clearwater. One week this year, we may go stay there. Is it close by you?

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SHIRLEYX 1/28/2011 7:03AM

    Sounds like a yummy dish.

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RURAL3 1/27/2011 9:45PM

    I want to share Roxy's sunny spot. There isn't any sun here.

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DEE107 1/27/2011 9:12PM

    thanks for sharing your dinner sounds good... like bones and will watch it later too ,, enjoy and have fun with your sparker friends

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0309COOKIE 1/27/2011 8:38PM

    I refuse to watch AI now that Simon is gone. He made the show. It's too bad he is gone because I used to enjoy watching AI.

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FEISTYMAMA 1/27/2011 8:14PM

    I've watched AI since the 1st episode but it hasn't been turned on in my house. Now that Simon is gone I won't watch it. I heard the ratings are down.

Your dinner sounds yummy. I'm really funny about my chicken, so we don't eat it much. Since my pregnancy, I prefer meat free meals. I'm sure Jason isn't too thrilled with that, but he doesn't complain because he doesn't want to cook his own meal.

Awe, you need to exercise everyday just for Roxy. emoticon

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OURELEE1 1/27/2011 8:09PM

  You and Bill's supper sounds real good. Sometime the simple thing are the best. Enjoy your friends tomorrow.

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