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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Haven't done much of anything today.
I am still counting calories and staying in range every day.Scale is not moving. I think that is the worse when you know it should go down and it doesn't.
We have a man coming tomorrow to inspect our roof to see if we can get cheaper insurance rate on house.It will cost me $85. If I can't get rate reduced a lot i will drop it. I own my house so I can drop it. I refuse to pay $2400 insurance on a 40 year old house
Weather is wonderful.
I am at a loss for words. Hope you had a good day. Was glad Max was voted off DWTS

  
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PATRICIAANN46 11/17/2011 8:49PM

  Hi Eleni......
I can only weigh myself once a week, or I get too down on myself if the numbers don't go down as fast as I think they should. I am also basing weight loss on how my clothes fit as an alternate way of measuring. Works for me......
I worry a bit at the thought of you not having ANY insurance on your home.....especially with the threat of hurricanes. Have you shopped around for lesser rates?
I have been wondering if Max' antics aren't pre-arranged to go for the shock-value in getting even better ratings for the show. I have come to believe that everything that happens on TV happens for a reason. He may be the "Bad Boy" with the blessing of the "Powers that be" on that show to get the interest peaked as to what will happen next?!? I still want JR to win, but have to admit that Rob is the most improved. We will have to wait to see what happens.
Take Care.
Patti

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REXTINE1 11/17/2011 11:42AM

    Just remember that every day your weight does fluctuate by a few pounds. You are looking at a random variable, and it's only over an extended time that the changes will show. This is a time for faith. Good luck.

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MPARKER67 11/17/2011 9:50AM

    Even though the scale hasn't budged, keep doing what you are doing. It is so easy to give up and so hard to keep going. emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 11/17/2011 8:52AM

    That is a lot for insurance! Go to a broker and get him/her to search around for better rates.

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TILLIEBEE 11/17/2011 6:34AM

    Good job staying in range. Max has issues now. I wonder if he will even return next season.
Hope your Thursday is nice.
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MARYBETH_OHIO 11/17/2011 12:38AM

    That mean old scale , is always what I used to say to mine , it happens though , I haven't weighed in yet sense I came back last week after a long time away, but I remember getting so frustrated the last time I tried to loose cause after awhile it just stopped moving.. But I was told that was normal that there would be times you could be stuck at the same weight for weeks at a time.
But the thing I did that messed me up is I gave up and I will not do that again and neither should you cause you know what we can do this..
Huggles,
Marybeth

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RURAL3 11/17/2011 12:18AM

    that is a lot of money for insurance. We only pay $900 but have $1000 deductible. Our house is 39 years old. I thought Maks was starting to get quite an attitude and Hope was picking up on it too. I am also glad they went.

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KATIE233 11/17/2011 12:06AM

    yes that is alot for a 40 year old house . keep counting it will go down sometime maybe you still have fluid.have a good day tomorrow. bye hugs

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DEE107 11/17/2011 12:03AM

    wow thats a lot of money for insurance hugs

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Very short blog

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I knew the pease and quiet wouldn't last long.Just got stressfull call from son.
Oh Here are some pictures of my meixcan sunflower.One of my favories.Bill hates it as it grows so fast.

Have done well with calories but right now all I want is to eat.I am going to go get some cut up peppers,cukes and tomatoes.

  
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REXTINE1 11/16/2011 2:48PM

    Those Mexican sunflowers look like the things I see growing along the street from time to time. I thought they were weeds.

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JILL313 11/16/2011 12:24PM

    Love your Mexican Sunflowers--do you have to replant them every year? I'm one day late reading this so I hope you're not too stressed out still by your son's call. I have a son who lives with me and he's always asking me for dinero so there's no getting away from it for me. Take Care.

Hugs,

JIll

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MPARKER67 11/16/2011 10:55AM

    I am trying to avoid my son's family as it is more peaceful. Fortunately I only have one but the 3 grand are becoming teens and that is where the stress comes from.

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RURAL3 11/16/2011 10:05AM

    praying for your peace to return. I can identify. Really cold here today but going to Dallas next week. Can't wait. emoticon

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KATIE233 11/16/2011 12:27AM

    sorry about the stress call. love your yellow flowers. roxy is getting friendly and other dog given her the cold shoulder.hope you don,t give in to much yes veggies! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NOW2DAY 11/15/2011 11:14PM

    Looks like Roxie has become friends with the new neighbor. Have a good night.

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DEE107 11/15/2011 11:04PM

    love the flower and love your nap sign

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JOANNS4 11/15/2011 9:36PM

    emoticon I love the yellow flowers. Those kids do stress us out, no matter how many times I tell myself it doesn't help to stress over them, I do anyway. Take care.

Jo Ann


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GAMMALEAK 11/15/2011 8:52PM

    Short blogs are the best. They make it easier to actually keep writing regularly. :^)

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PATRICIAANN46 11/15/2011 8:49PM

  Hi Eleni........
I knew when I read your status statement that one of the "Kids" must have called you with a problem. I guess it's time to remind them that you are supposed to be "a NO STRESS zone". It will be my turn tomorrow, as I have to contact our youngest son about an ongoing problem. It just doesn't end!!!
I love your Mexican Sunflower. I love any flower that blooms that profusely!!!
Tomorrow I have my first dentist appointment with a new dentist. I really liked the dentist we have been going to for years, but she doesn't accept Humana Dental Insurance, so we had to change. I hope we like him.
Must close and get ready for DWTS. I felt so sorry for JR last night. It's pretty difficult to keep up with that competition when your ankle is injured. I think that Hope and Max will go tonight, but with the audience judging, you just never know.
Take Care.......
Patti

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Another Short One

Monday, November 14, 2011

Got several odds and ends done today.
I did well with eating yesterday and today is good so far. I printed up a few fat pictures and have them scattered about house. As a reminder of what I want to change.
I am counting every calorie.
Made up the invites for our Christmas party.I will make labels tomorrow and Bill can assemble them. We will do it on Dec 17.
Bill is bowling in Orlando the end of Januaryand I got our rooms. Gina will keep Roxy. She likes it there and gets very spoiled.
Here is Roxy and her boyfriend. So far they seem to like each other.He ignores her a lot.LOL.


  
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JILL313 11/16/2011 12:19PM

    So glad you had a good day and many more will come. I guess love is in the air with Roxy and her neighbor's dog. I know from experience it sometimes can be a problem if they're both not fixed. . .hopefully they are and still can see each other every day with stars in their eyes or maybe it's true love like you and Bill.

Hugs,

Jill

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REXTINE1 11/15/2011 5:11PM

    The boy-friend looks exactly like Howard - the yellow dog Julia adopted when the found him lost, with a broken leg. He is 17 now.

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KATIE233 11/15/2011 2:24PM

    glad there is a fence between them! of course that won,t stop some male dogs. glad you are doing good. keep up the good work of watching what you eat. with me it is getting stuff out and snacks. emoticon

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MDMNINA 11/15/2011 11:05AM

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MPARKER67 11/15/2011 10:05AM

    Love the picture of Roxy and neighbor dog. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 11/14/2011 10:32PM

  Hi Eleni.......
Good for YOU!!!!! I have to follow suit and start counting again too.

Roxy is playing it cool.........let him know you're interested, but remain aloof......she's playing the game like a pro!!!

I am really tired tonight. I spent the afternoon with my Mom......took her to a Dr. appt. and then to lunch and shopping. When I arrived home, Elizabeth was waiting for me and was here until almost 8. Thankfully, I have NOTHING planned for tomorrow. Maybe I can catch up.

Take care my friend.......
Patti

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MICKEY341 11/14/2011 10:23PM

    Glad you are back on track...I know you can do it! emoticon

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DEE107 11/14/2011 10:04PM

    great pictures and glad you got your room for January

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FLORIDASUN 11/14/2011 9:03PM

    Ha..ha...looks like Roxie is ignoring him every bit as much! Coy little doggie poo that she is! emoticonI'm thrilled you are counting your calories...I know you always feel great when you are on track...woo hoo for you my sweet friend! emoticon

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Soup Day Etc

Sunday, November 13, 2011



It is 1:45 in the afternoon and I am pooped. I have spent hours in ktichen.
First making up some more fruit / veggie snacks in containers. It was time consuming but I am set for a few days. Just need to do a few cucumbers as they are a very low calorie snack.. Made myself a short calories sheet just for7 things I will use containers for..Still will have to do a lot of weighing etc as I prepare suff.
Next Got my huge pot of soup going.Which meant a lot of cutting and measuring. Bill brought all the cans stuff for me and the pot into kitchen for me..Once I got it all going I took 2 cups uts out for my lunch. While it was cooking I got our supper going.Using my his and her crock pots so I know exactly how many calories are in it. So I am a calories counting fool.
I did good yesterday til the last minute and I sawthe boiled eggs Bill had made. I ate 2 and it thru me over my top range by 75 cal.Which I am happy with. I had him put the rest in back fridge. Out of sight out of mind does work for me most of the time.
Now I am going to print out a fat picture of myself to look at to see if that will motivated. When we don't see ourselves we can deny how big we are. So I am doing good. It takes more than will power to lose.It takes planning and being prepared.
Roxy went to Petco and got all spruced up.So far she likes the new dog next door.
Here are a couple of pic. I thought this red flower was thru blooming and 2 popped up. /5/5/l554910109.jpg">

PS Just lost this whole thing.Glad I had a copy.

  
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FLORIDASUN 11/14/2011 9:07PM

    Good job on preparing yourself for health! You are a do~er and an achiever...I'd always put my money on you to win at anything you set your mind on! Don't EVER give up on your beautiful self! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MPARKER67 11/14/2011 11:19AM

    Glad you are doing good.

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LOSINGITINMO 11/13/2011 11:43PM

    Soup is such a great idea -- filling and comforting, but low in calories. And I love that you can make a big pot and eat it for days. What kind did you make? I'm always looking for recipes...

Your Garfield cartoon made me smile. Yeah, I've accused my scale of being a dirty liar more than a few times. Guess it's not really the scale that's the problem. :-)

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DEE107 11/13/2011 11:30PM

    glad you had a good day , what kind of soup and enjoy your day

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KATIE233 11/13/2011 8:51PM

    wtg on getting things set up for the week.like your pictures.have a good night and have a nap too. emoticon

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REXTINE1 11/13/2011 8:43PM

    I like the last picture best. I'm going to roast a 15 pound turkey tomorrow, which is a lot less work than making a big pot of soup - at least for me. My back always gets me after two or three hours in the kitchen.

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JILL313 11/13/2011 8:03PM

    Planning ahead for snacks and having good soup on hand is a win-win for you. . .I should do more of that than I do. I hope you've had a chance to take a nap as it's not good to be overly tired. So glad you're on track and doing well. Enjoy your evening with your sweetie and spruced up Roxy.

Hugs,

Jill

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PATRICIAANN46 11/13/2011 6:44PM

  Hi Eleni........
You HAVE been busy!!!!! I can smell your soup way up here and wish I could also taste it. You are going to be my model for what to do right. I have to admit that my portion control has NOT been the best lately and you have inspired me to do a better job of measuring. I am also going to try lentils this week. I have NEVER had them and beans usually fill me up for a longer time, so will give them a try.

Must run and get some supper ready. Ken just came in from hunting.
Have a good evening.
Patti

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CANBDONE 11/13/2011 2:40PM

    My planning will be to use the crockpot tomorrow for a new sparkrecipe. (4 chicken breasts, shredded carrots, new potatoes, Liptons's onion soup) With just me, I'll eat on it until Thursday when I go to Mother's. I didn't go last month since I went to Jonny's in Tenn. I'm working on 5 days of food sobriety. Sounds like you need a nap! Bet the house smells good!

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Wal-Mart Trip and my day

Saturday, November 12, 2011

We first went and got my hair cut.Then went to Chili's for lunch.Split the mini burger meal. I had a terrible time coming up with calories. There web age had nutrition amounts but had 2 for same thing.So I figure it out piece by piece to see which I came closest to. With soup I ended up at 850 but upped it to 900. Will have a light supper of soup.
Then to Wal-Mart and you know I am never good there.I went for 2 things and ended up with several extra. In my defense part was Bill's fault. One I a very glad he found.As we were leaving he said I could have 2 minutes in book section. I said I was ready to go but he started looking so I said I would make one swing thru. He found the newest and last Eragon book.It came out today and is called Inheritence.Here are some pics. First is one Bill thought was funny in store. The others are mean.They show how warm and sunny it was in sunshine. Only good thing about pics is I can really see where I have gained.


Here is a pretty plate I got two of.

I get this to make some muffins and I thought it was cute. Bill talked me into buying it

The book

Here are some new snack pretzels i got. 1/2 cup is 110 cal but they seem more filling. I am showing how many look like on a small paper plate & 1/2 cup


Here are my 2 containers for 1 cup and 1/2 cup. It will save me some time in preparing snack for some things.I will still have to weigh and bag a lot.

So I am doing good today. I was even given a sample candy bar at Wal-mart and gave it to Bill.And at lunch they gave us a thing with ranch dressing and Bill commented on fact I only had a small amount. I usually would use it all and then some. So our first day is going good. I am going to go get some soup and small salad in a minute..
Of we also got Roxy a new toy. Yes we spoil her too much.
The pic Bill took in Wal-Mart is trimed but I have printed ut the original for me to look at each day so I can be reminded how big I am.Hope you are having a good weekend.

  
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FLORIDASUN 11/14/2011 9:11PM

    Ha..ha...what a successful trip to Wal~Mart...you and I both should have stock in that company! Seriously! I support them and Costco like no other! emoticon

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RURAL3 11/14/2011 11:43AM

    You are crazy with your Walmart trips. Gotta love it. We spoil our little Tucker too. I have had those chips before. They are good in the beginning but left way too much of a garlicy taste in my mouth. I think there are other flavors I could try though.
I have been raking all weekend so kinda pooped today which is ok on this slightly rainy gloomy day here. emoticon

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MPARKER67 11/14/2011 11:22AM

    I had Inheritance downloaded to my nook the day it came out 11/9. Haven't gotten far in it.

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TILLIEBEE 11/13/2011 8:49AM

    Walmart trips are always fun!

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JILL313 11/13/2011 12:43AM

    Sounds like you and Bill had a good day and it's great to hear about it. Those pretzels look really yummy but I'd probably overeat them. Great idea to have some tupperware type of containers to put them in. It's fun having a sweetie to share your SP Lifestyle with.

Love,

Jill

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KATIE233 11/12/2011 11:41PM

    like your pictures and your licence plate. love your plates you got.yes you can,t spoil Roxy she is a good girl.if i had her i,d buy things all the time for her too.like the look of your muffin tims interesting. glad you got out today and went to get your hair cut and something to eat and wal mart.very good.talk later see you on words and friends.

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DEE107 11/12/2011 11:17PM

    I like the plain preztels by them they are good and addictive be careful and keep trying you will do fine

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2BFREE2LIVE 11/12/2011 11:08PM

    Sounds like you and Bill had a wonderful shopping day. I love the car tag. Have a great rest of the weekend. Sandy

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PATRICIAANN46 11/12/2011 9:00PM

  Hi Eleni.......
You and I would be dangerous shopping together for dishes. There is a store about 20 miles from us that is nothing but kitchen utensils and flatware and dishes, and ANYTHING that you could possibly want for your kitchen. I LOVE sets of dishes........the only thing that keeps me from going crazy and buying many sets (besides the cost) is that I haven't the storage space to keep the sets I wasn't using at the time!!!
I don't think that you can spoil Roxy too much. Dogs return our kindnesses in so many ways.
You are so lucky to have Bill working with you to lose weight. I wish I could get Ken to join me. It is so much easier when you have a buddy.
You can call me anytime and Thank You for thinking of me.
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CANBDONE 11/12/2011 8:45PM

    What a great day you've had. I've had those pretzels and love them! Neat licence plate, Lady. You must know that I truly think you're beautiful in every picture I've seen of you. Honestly, you don't see your beauty? You're looking through the wrong eyes, Girl! emoticon

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CANBDONE 11/12/2011 8:36PM

    You had a fun day. I've had those pretzels...love them! I love your licence plate, Lady! And you must know that I truly think you look beautiful in every picture I've ever seen. You're looking through the wrong eyes, Girl! emoticon

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ANGELEYES67J 11/12/2011 7:41PM

    Glad you a nice day. This must have been Walmart day for all. We just got back from there and our neighbors were there also.

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