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Bad morning turned very Good

Friday, January 16, 2009

I was so far down in the dumps when I got up this morning. emoticonI did awful with my night time eating again.I was beating myself up and on a big pity party last night and when I first got up. BUT How could I stay like that after checking my email. I was chosen as one of the White Hawks Of The Day and had well wishes and kind words in my email and on our message board. No more pity party and feel motivated to not let anyone down.Including myself. I have done my sit program and 25 minutes of good old Richard. I have 2 of his sitting tapes and did some on each one.So my exercise is out of the way and I am so grateful for spark and all the wonderful people.
I do not expect a loss tomorrow because of the last few days but I am positive it will be my last gain for a long time. SO Thank you to all of you that are so kind and understanding. This is another new day and another chance to get it right.And how can I fail with the cheerleaders I have rooting for me.. emoticon

Ps Karyn,Your blog was awesome and inspired me also to get busy and quit feeling sorry for myself

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VEGEFARMER 1/16/2009 1:49PM

    Hugs Eleni, I am so glad my little bit of blogging helped someone as special as you.

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Leftover Frozen Veggie Soup

Thursday, January 15, 2009

This is a soup I experimented with today and it was very good. I don't know about you but I always end up with frozen veggies of one kind I don't use all of in mixed bags. I had about 1 cup of broccoli and about almost that much of carrots and a little bit of odds and ends. I put all in a pan and barely covered with chicken broth. I did find about 1/2 cup of leftover onion gravy I threw in for good measure. LOL. After veggies were cooked I got out my immersion blender and blended it all together.It was on the thick side so I added 1/2 cup skim milk. It was very good.I had it along with a salad for only 252 calories. And I had a big salad. You will need to adjust broth or milk to get consistency that you like. I didn't want mine thick nor did I want water so I had mine in between. Calorie count will of course depend on how much veggies you have and how much milk and of course be careful with salad dressing in your salad.I used only a little.
If you have some small amounts of frozen veggies try this. And you don't have to add milk either.
If anyone tries this let me know

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FEISTYMAMA 1/15/2009 2:32PM

    You're the "Soup Queen"! Since it's so cold here, all I want is soup. I'm eating some leftover split pea soup now and it's hitting the spot. Sometimes I buy frozen veggies for a recipe and for whatever reason I don't make the recipe and then I have a collection of frozen veggies. This sounds like a good way to get rid of them. I can even make a small batch just for me. I will have to experiment. emoticon

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VEGEFARMER 1/15/2009 1:31PM

    Sounds really nice. I often wonder why so many of the receipes you have over there use frozen veges. Also when I go to the nutrition counter and enter my food I cannot find boiled potatoes, or new potatoes, or cauliflower, or silverbeet and I wonder if you use different terms or names of the vege. My husband says that a cauli is a caauli no matter where you live. LOL.
Ah well, enjoy the soup & salad.

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FLUBBERS 1/15/2009 1:09PM

    Sounds good. I will have to try this. I love soup. But I go for more water based, since sometimes the other upset my stomach. I have been wanting to try something new. It will be cold this weekend here, so it will be the perfect time.

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Chilly Thursday

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Not really in the mood to be positive so I will not drag anyone down with me. I had another bad night of eating.There has to be a way to beat this but haven't come up with it yet.I beat the crock pot and I thought I would never do that. So there is always hope. I will be back later when I am in a better mood.

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DANI17731 1/15/2009 11:46AM

    I used to be a night eater too but I found that finding something to do takes my mind away from food. I get on the computer since it's hard to eat while typing! I also read or talk on the phone. You will beat this. I know it's hard to think positive now but keep pushing. Stay strong! And thanks for the kind words on my blog!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Heart doc visit went well.He is pleased with weight loss.Only had 4# down since I last saw him but that is after I gained during the holidays so I was also happy. I will be below my lowest weight on Saturday.For sure.
My lungs were clear which is a biggy and heart sounded good.I do go back next week for a heart echo just because one hasn't been done in awhile. He keeps a close watch on me. I am very lucky to have such a good heart doc.
I did good all day yesterday until late at night when it was all downhill. I went on an eating binge. No rhyme or reason. I wish I could cure my night eating like I have the crock pot. I know I can do it but I just haven't done it yet. Maybe this will be the night. Like I say "You haven't failed until you stop trying" I haven't stopped trying.I just haven't found the key to success in this area.
I finally came up with some goals for 2009 for my 100# loss team. I printed them out so I don't forget .I have a folder with just Spark stuff in it by teams and by friends so I will keep it there so I don't lose it.
I am having no problem getting enough fiber.I am averaging about 34grams a day.
I made reservations in Orlando for Feb 13 & 14 so we will be there for birth of our #11 grand child. We had only planned to be there for 1 night but because of Daytona 500 we had to stay at least 2 nights.
I tried to do some stuff on site earlier and it was slow again so I gave up.I will try again later.
I know there was something else I was going to say but puff the thought is gone.Senior moment!!!! LOL
It is nap time for me.

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VEGEFARMER 1/15/2009 12:50AM

    AWESOME NEWS You must be so pleased with your visit to the Dr.
11 Grand children. Wow that is so many. None of our children have had babies yet, they are to busy working & saving money to buy their first home, then the children.
You will sort out the night eating, jusst be patient & focused.

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MICKEY341 1/15/2009 12:41AM

    11th Grandchild!!! How fantastic! We only have two and that will be all. But just love them to death.
I've had a good day. I share your problem of nite time eating. I did better last night and will not let my self go to the kitchen again tonight!
Good to hear about the heart doc's visit. you are lucky to have a good Dr. I am fortunate that I have a good one too. However, I don't really have any big health problems. (Thank God!)
I know you are excited about your trip to Orlando.
Thought for the day: "The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible." So always think positive!


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FEISTYMAMA 1/14/2009 8:13PM

    I know you will find a cure to your night time eating. You're doing something right though because you're losing weight. It must feel good to go to the doctor and see the scale go lower and lower. That'll be me the next time I go to the doctor.

How exciting to be there for the birth of a grandchild. Orlando sounds wonderful!!!!!!!! I'm taking a long weekend that very same weekend because my sister from Oak Harbor, WA is visiting us. I'm so excited.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It is raining and will rain all day and then our temps are suppose to drop for some cold weather the rest of the week.I know our cold is nothing compared to a lot of you.But the 30's is cold here. I just saw where my northern friends are going to get hit even harder with winter snow and low temps. Our little cold snap would be heaven to some of you.

My experiment with the crock pot worked great.Drastic but it worked. I did not get into the broth but one small taste for cooking purposes. Usually I would have to make broth several times as I would constantly get in it. So from now on whenever I use the crock pot I will put it in back room with door closed. It works so I will do it.

I feel much better now with just 3 spark teams.I was able to visit the teams better and felt like I had supported each time by the end of the day.I can still visit the other team and see what people are doing and leave comments on their pages.

I need to come up with 7 goals for this year and I haven't figure out what they will be yet.One is to get to 239 or lower by end of the year. Now have to come up with some others. Brain strain

Well I need to get a few things done and work on writing down some doable goals.

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VEGEFARMER 1/14/2009 12:38AM

    If it works and it makes you happy then do it. Put the crock pot where ever you need to make it happen.
Your winter must be starting to kick in now, geez I couldn't cope with a really cold winter like some get over there.
We are in our summer & I love it, we are irrigating like mad at the moment because it is so dry. However we are not in drought like some other parts of NZ.
Good luck with your goals, be kind to yourself, make them achieveable.

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FEISTYMAMA 1/13/2009 7:13PM

    YEAH, you stayed out of the crock pot!!! Who cares where you had to put it, it worked!

I haven't come with any goals either. The only goal I have made is to get to my goal weight by my birthday 2010. On my Wii Fit my small goals are losing weight in 20 pound increments but that's about it.

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