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Sunday, January 04, 2009

I am so aggravated at myself. Yesterday was my best day ever.I planned out what to eat and after supper was actually too low on calories but ended up at my range later.Was feeling good about the day and then it was downhill at a rapid rate.In a matter of 5 or 10 minutes I added another 600calories.( Yes Debbie it is very easy to do) And it could have gotten worse. I can't believe it.And part of what I ate is something I don't even like much.ALmost never eat it as I don't care for it. Go figure!!I know I am not only one that does these stupid stupid stupid things.And I am far from stupid but I can turn into a crazy person with my eating at the drop of a hat. It really stinks.After I worked so hard all day.For goodness sakes I even ate soup with chopsticks. I don't know why we do these things.I just know we all do it.It has not put me in a good frame of mind today tho.
And don't you just love it when someone says.If I did it anyone can do it. No No No. That is the last thing we want to hear when we are not succeeding. I think it is fantastic when someone has made it and they are an inspiration to me to try harder.But please Don't rub it in my face that I am not doing it. That sentence doesn't help me.It makes me feel worse. It would be like if I said to someone who smoked and was trying to quit that if I did it they should be able to do it.I have never ever said it because I know how hard it was and it takes some people a long time.
Ok I guess I am finished venting.Please don't be offended.I am just @#%*#@ at myself. I hope I can use these symbols.I found out the other day you have to be very careful what you say.Some words other than profanity are not allowed.I used one by accident and found out real quick.But that is good to know someone is monitoring for bad stuff.

i did get my soup out of easy reach first thing this morning.I have started drinking one cup of decaf coffee each morning and while I waited I bagged up all the rest of soup I made into 2 cup bags and put in freezer.If it is easy to get at it when in fridge and I will get into it when I shouldn't.I can eat it cold.But in freezer I have to take it out.Defrost it and heat it.Better control.So you see.Even tho I am not happy with myself I am still working on ways to win this battle.

I have a saying that hangs near my computer that says You Haven't Failed Till You Give Up ! I have not give up by no means.Just ticked off at my actions last night. But today is a new day.I will not have a repeat of last night.

The nut crackers still aren't boxed up.They are the last things to put up.It will only take a few minutes and I will do it before Bill gets back.Then we will see how long it takes him to put everything away. He has gone to a big car show today that happens once a month about an hour away from here.
Ok I feel some better after venting. On to a good day. This guy was just in tree watching .

Want to have some fun try eating sliced banana with chop sticks.Dropped about 5 slices before I could get it to my mouth and finally stabbed 2. LOL Did not eat that guy fast that is for sure. Make sure bowl is under you so you don't lose the slices.

PS Karyn I hope today is better for you.

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ROZOZ68 1/5/2009 4:38AM

    You got it off your chest, now you can move on! Don't dwell on the past or beat yourself up. Pick yourself up and JUST DO IT! It is NEVER easy, even if you have 10 lbs, 2lbs or 100 lbs to loose. But we can DO IT Eleni!
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VEGEFARMER 1/5/2009 2:48AM

    Good girl for venting, getting it out of your system is healthy.
Yes today is a bit better but am still clearing up the mess

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FEISTYMAMA 1/4/2009 11:10AM

    I had a bad night last night too! I did really well through out the day and was so proud of myself but then I started craving chocolate BIG time! I have my Christmas candy and told myself a few pieces would be OK. I had 5 pieces. The calories add up. However, I got so sick!! I was punished pretty bad for my goodies last night!

I got a giggle about your banana eating experience with the chopsticks. LOL You're learning how to use those and next time you'll do better.

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Where do I start. Well the scale was down some so that is good.I stayed within my calorie range yesterday.I touched base with all spark teams,friends,plus myspace and facebook.Now have to get it all done for today.
My friend Mickey found me .We were on a message board many years ago and have kept in touch a few times a year.Now we are both on spark and she is even on one if my teams.Spark bookworms. That was kewl.
I still don't have Christmas stuff put up.LOL I am looking at nutcrackers as I sit here.But I will put them in box shortly.Then only front tree which has no ornaments ,only ribbons is left.Will not take long for that and Bill will do most of that.Then I have to bring back stuff I took off of bookcase and table.I am in no hurry.
Made a big pot of my home made soup.And guess what?????
You can eat soup with chopsticks. emoticon Have to drink broth tho.
I was up in the middle of the night and decided to try to find some better chopsticks.I have 3 different pairs coming. All three are different.One actually has a small knife and the other half has a fork on one end. All three pairs are dishwasher safe. If they work out I know where to get more so I always have a clean one to eat with. After I finished the order I saw another pretty pair.
Ok I have to do some other stuff on here and then this and that and this and that. Plus gotta go do my arm exercises.
PS I stuck pictures of the chopsticks I ordered throughtout blogg

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ROZOZ68 1/4/2009 3:52AM

    I have lots of chopsticks. Maybe I will give them a try the next few days! I am not so sure about the ones with a fork and knife at the end!! LOL!!!

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VEGEFARMER 1/3/2009 10:23PM

    I like them all. Aim High thats what I say, never lower your expectations and soon you will be eating away with any one of those chopsticks.
Well done on staying within the calories, thats kewl.
Chat soon

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MICKEY341 1/3/2009 9:16PM

    Chopsticks sound interesting...I likes the red ones. Today has been good for me, except, I have done nothing! But then, there is always tomorrow!
I did stay with in calories today, maybe not the right things... emoticon
Hang in there!

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FEISTYMAMA 1/3/2009 8:40PM

    The one with the fork is interesting. Can you post a video on Facebook or MySpace demonstrating how to use them? LOL I like the white ones. Pretty fancy. It makes more sense to get plastic ones you can reuse.

Getting the house back in order after Christmas is such a pain!! I'm lucky because my husband does it for me. He loves Christmas. He's the one that puts all my stuff in boxes so he can put his Christmas stuff out so he tells me it's his job to put it all away and out the house back in order. Who am I to complain?

Do you have a good split pea soup recipe?

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End of a busy day

Friday, January 02, 2009

I hope I got to everyone.If I missed anyone I will get with you tomorrow.
Bill did great on his first time bowling on a league.He got 258 on one game which is his best game.He is averaging over 200 now.He had a great time and was very excited when he got home.I was so glad for him.
I tried to find some more chop sticks today.I went into a small local chinese restaurant and they gave me 2 pairs but I don't like them.The one pair I have is much better. I am doing pretty good using them.If I get too good it will defeat the purpose of using them.. emoticonSlowing down how fast I eat.
Well I still have groceries to put up.Boy it is expensive. I got more strawberries as they will be one of my main fruits this week.
So far I am doing good on eating and keeping calories down.

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MICKEY341 1/3/2009 1:17AM

    Congrats to Bill. I have a lot of friends who bowl, but I never got into it.
It's late and I can't sleep, but need to get off and try to stop my mind so I can go to sleep!
Do you still draw and paint? I still have the things you sent me one Christmas.
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VEGEFARMER 1/2/2009 11:31PM

    Thx for visiting my page today and leaving me such a positive message.
Cogratulations to bill on his bowling, my mum & dad go to bowls and they just love it.
Well done for your positive changes to help keep calories down, I may just steal the chop stick idea as a way of slowing down my eating. LOL
I'm sure I must of gone hungry as a child. hahaha

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    Grocery shopping is really expensive, isn't it? Especially when you are trying to eat healthfully. I go to the farmer's market when I can and do, sometimes, have to choose between meat and vegetables. Since my at-home daughter is vegetarian, of course, my decision is made. I'm glad that I started eating less before the price of groceries went to high, though. I never could have afforded to feed the three years ago me at today's prices!

I like your idea about getting chop sticks!

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CLAYSGAL 1/2/2009 7:32PM

    Didnt think of using chop sticks for that reason, lol. Wouldnt work for me though, cause I'd starve! I just dont have the coordination needed. Glad your doing good though. Keep up the good work.

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Good Morning How are you?

Friday, January 02, 2009

KaliMEra tiKanis (Good Morning How are you) PS I don't speak Greek.This is about all I know LOL
I was very happy to see I got my weight down to where it was last week.It took some doing.My weight sky rocketed over the past weekend and have struggled all week to just get back to last week. So I am the same as last week but I know I lost. I did the best on calories yesterday that I have done in weeks.So I think I am back on track.But I can't let my guard down as it sure goes up much faster than it comes of.
Am making a few changes here and there. But staying much as I was before because it worked. I have stopped putting several light snacks in my bowl ahead of time.I have it ready to put in bowl but waiting til bowl is empty and only having one or two things in there.Am eating more strawberries as they are in season here.Four very large ones are only about 45 calories. But staying with cucumbers and tomatoes as they are low in calories.
I also got some thick pretzels for when I crave crunchy.Four are120 calories which is high side for a snack for me but it stops a binge into high caorie chips. May check out smaller pretzels. I do not eat them every day. So I am adding and changing foods a little. I still love my soup and need to fine tune that better still. I have been using the new Healthy request ones that are only 100 cal a can.But there are only 2 and it is mostly broth. I find if I make my own it is better but I eat more at one time.So I am working on that.
Since I get up late I have started eating less at breakfast as I can eat again soon. So that lets me eat more at lunch to get me farther in afternoon. Planning Planning.It does take planning and effort.I get tired of it but I want the weight off.And I am only one that can do it.
Ok I need to go work on grocery list. Hubby officially started his semi retirement today.He will only work 4 days a week and bowl in a leaque on Fridays. I am very happy for him.I wish we could afford for him to completely retire but just can't right now.Plus he is still fairly healthy and needs to stay busy. His job is not physical so he can keep working for a long time.Next he will go down to 3 days but not for some time.
Ok off to work on grocery list.We are going this afternoon so he can have tomorrow to do stuff he wants to do. Christmas stuff is almost done.Will have it finished by tonight.
Have a good day emoticon
PS I forget to mention that I am eating with chop sticks most of the time now.It will slow you down for sure. When I get real frustrated I just stab the food emoticon They don't work for soup tho LOL

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VEGEFARMER 1/2/2009 11:27PM

    Way to go, using chop sticks is such a kewl idea.
YOU ARE DOING SO GOOD......... Keep going.
I love strawberries as well, however today I was into the peaches for my snacks.
Have fun grocery shopping.
bye for now.

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FEISTYMAMA 1/2/2009 6:27PM

    Great job on the weight! It sure does add on alot quicker than coming off. I'm so proud of you! You're really making improvements to your food intake / calorie count and it's paying off. emoticon

How are the chopsticks working out for you?

I LOVE the Healthy Request soups. I add some crackers so it soaks up some of the broth. It's a fast, easy, and low calorie lunch for work. I buy the 100 calorie snack packs. I'd rather grab them already in the package than count them out. Once the package is gone, I know I'm done, NO MORE! One of my other favorite snacks is string cheese. I can only eat 1-2 pieces because any more than that will aggravate my stomach but that usually satisfies me. Have you tried rice cakes? The flavored ones are pretty tasty.

I'm sure Bill enjoy his semi-retirement. If he's anything like my husband he won't be able to sit still when he finally does retire.

Keep up the great work!

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ROZOZ68 1/2/2009 1:47PM

    Hi Eleni, I loved reading this blog. You certainly are in the right frame of mind! I looked at all your pictures and you are making wonderful !
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I love the picture of you and your girls! That is a beautiful picture.


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Kia ora tatou Hello Everyone

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Just a quick hello as hubby is going to help me put up the Christmas trees. I will miss the lights as I do like them.My lights have been on every since I turned them on.They make great night lights.
Ok I will have to come back later as he keeps talking.LOL emoticon
PS Karyn I looked up moari

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VEGEFARMER 1/2/2009 3:17AM

    LOL. You little beauty. hahahahaha, that is soooooooooooooooo KEWL.
I'd stay & chat longer but it looks like i will have to read up more on my moari tunga to stay ahead of you.
hugs & I'm off to the spa now to rest up for anpther big day at work tomorrow.

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FEISTYMAMA 1/1/2009 12:09PM

    Ha, ha, ha, my husband will do that to me too. He can see I'm doing something and he'll just talk away.

We have to take down our Christmas stuff today too. I'm glad it's over but I will miss having the tree and pretty lights outside.

Happy 2009! Hopefully the food demons won't get the best of us!

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