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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I just now realized I didn't blog.
I got my exercise done and finished puzzle. Read a few chapters of new book.
But I did not stay out of food after 10 last night. But I WILL NOT EAT TONIGHT!!!!!!!

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CEB2007 2/19/2009 1:01AM

    I did have a good day but not such a good night. I have diarrhea and I'm hungry. I've already eaten half a can of pringles. I feel like a bottomless pit. Can't sleep for hopping up to the bathroom and I don't want to keep waking Jim. Say a prayer for me. I need one tonight.

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CEB2007 2/18/2009 8:23PM

    I have trouble staying out of food after 10 also. We will overcome.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

emoticon I finally made my goal of not eating after 10 at night. I was beginning to think I would never do it again. So it feels good to know I can still do it.

My sister went to a nursing home yesterday for rehab and is suppose to go home on Friday. She gets stronger everyday.Thanks again for all the prayers etc.
I woke up this morning to hearing a bird singing.What a beautiful sound. And as I look out the window it is a sun shiny day.
Need to do some quick sparking if there is such a thing as quick sparking. Then I have to exercise and set up crock pot in back room.At least that trick of putting crock pot out of kitchen does keep me out of it when it is cooking. Saves a lot of calories that was. Plus I don't end up making broth several timesLOL

Audra-Yes the WII is set up.After all of hubby's grumbling he was out there playing for about an hour. He is still working on learning controls and I get a good laugh watching him. I will probably cheat on puzzle.All pieces are not fitting tight either so will have to glue loose ones

Grandmananny--Just realized I don't know your real name. I sent an email complaining about gift card and it will be interesting to see what they say. I have never read any of authors but Maquire.He wrote Wicked
I started The Help last night
Ps I sent them an email about 5 minutes ago and they just called to tell me card is still worth it's full value.

Karyn That sounds like an interesting jigsaw puzzle. Yes the numbers make it easy to cheat but even with numbers it will take a long time. I will enjoy the books,pull my hair over puzzle and laugh at Bill as he does the wii

Kim You could always get a large piece of cardboard to work on a puzzle and then put it in another room out of way when not working on it. I am not a puzzle person but this looked cool

Ann Some of pieces of puzzle do have a slight curve to them.I was just over at your page looking at your photos.That mum tree is so cool.And the other yellow flowers with stringy looking look to it was great too.

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FEISTYMAMA 2/18/2009 7:05PM

    I've been bad with night time eating too. ARGH!

Isn't fun watching people play the Wii? I was laughing so hard at my sister I thought I was going to pee my pants. Now I know what I look like. It's fun though.

We do our puzzles on a fold up table that can be picked up and moved around the room so it can be put out of the way. Puzzles can be so addicting!!

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VEGEFARMER 2/18/2009 3:25AM

    emoticonwoooo hooooo emoticonkick butt.
You are awesome Eleni. I knew you could do it & I just love being proved right.
I am so proud of you. emoticon

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Above is the tulips Bill got me and the Globe puzzle we bought. Real senior moment on buying globe
I am terrible at puzzles and this makes a real globe. But I have to be honest and say there is a way to cheat.The pieces are numbered on back.But it will still take time to put it together and tricky to get it to stay together.
We went to Barnes and Noble and i got 6 books.Only one was full price.The other 5 were regular $25 but I only paid an average of #6 per book.
This is what I got
The Help Kathryn Stockett
A Lion Among Men Gregory Maguire
Innocent in Death Nora Roberts
Spare Change Robert B Parker
Lean Mean Thirteen Janet Evanovich
Cross James Patterson

I have seen the authors of last 4 on spark bookworms.
Maquire wrote Wicked and I saw The Help advertised on an email I get from Books a Million and I thought it sounded interesting.It is about 3 women during 1962.

We also went to Fridays for lunch.They have a right portion meals which are smaller portions than normal. Food was great. We have had the gift certificate for over a year.
Another gift certificate we got expired 1 year from date of purchase.What a rip off.I am going to web site and complain.We told kids no restaurants this past christmas but I hate that someone paid good money for this one that is no longer good.
I wasn't sure I would feel up to going but by early afternoon I was feeling better. It was nice to bum around with hubby like we use to before I got sick.Even hubby made a point to say it was a good day before he went to bed.
I finally had pity on him and let him take my flat screen TV from my art room and bring it back here for the WII.That way he didn't have to figure out how to hook it up to TV with cable and vcr.
I had to show him how to use it and I had never done it before. It was hilarious when he couldn't get bowing ball to go and I did it the first time.LOL. I can do bowling and baseball from a chair if I choose to do it.I think he is really going to enjoy it once he gets the hang of it.Hopefully he won't screw it up and I have to straighten it out. Neither of us are good at electronics but I am way better than him.But then I actually read instructions.LOL
I read Audra's blog about how she has lost 120 pounds in one year and it was inspiring. Time for me to get busy and stop making excuses.
Today is a beautiful sunny day. That always lifts the spirits
Joanne is hoping to leave hospital today and go to a rehab facility for a few days until she can walk well. We had to talk her into it but she could not go straight home as her hubby would not be able to help her.
Ok I am in a better mood today but better get going. I let a lot of stuff slide at home while we lollogaged around. I don't know how 2 people have so much laundry.But house will be here when I am long gone. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 2/18/2009 7:09PM

    You two are crazy for buying that puzzle!! That's adventurous of you. Good luck with that. YIKES!!

Has Bill dropped the bowling ball behind him yet? My daughter does it all the time and I did it for the first time this past weekend. I was laughing so hard about it it kept happening. Has he done his Wii age yet? That's fun too.

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NEWSTART127 2/17/2009 2:49AM

    Wow, that puzzle looks so neat! I'm glad that you got the Wii hooked up and are busy playing it already! emoticon STRIKE!

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GRANDMA_NANNY 2/17/2009 1:55AM

    The flowers are beautiful. Teh puzzle looks fun, but I love to work puzzles.

As for the gift certificate. If it was a regular gift certificate, not some thing where you get it discounted, it cannot expire by law. A lot of companies have been in trouble over that lately. I would definitely contact the corp office and complain.

The books sound good. I haven't read them, but I have read others by some of the same authors. Happy reading!

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VEGEFARMER 2/17/2009 12:18AM

    Tulips are beautiful, and the globe amazing. I love jig saw puzzles.
The kids got us the jig was ones. They show a picture of an event before or after on the box and you have to do the puzzle to find out what the event was or what had happened.
They take a long time but when we get started we are at it all the time. I would hate to have numbers on the back cos I'd probably eant to cheat. LOL
Ok both of you, go enjoy your books, puzzles a wii.

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KPIKE1 2/16/2009 2:27PM

    Your flowers are pretty and I love your puzzle. I was thinking of you today when I was in Wal-Mart and found myself in the puzzle/game aisle. I was looking at the puzzles and thought about your globe. I really want to get back into doing them and need to find a place where I can set up a puzzle so it won't be in the way. Have fun with it, looks like a challenge. Have a great day.


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KYANN402 2/16/2009 11:17AM

    Sounds like you and Bill had a great time yesterday. The tulips are so pretty. Are you going to keep the bulbs to plant outside for next year? That globe puzzle will be a challenge. I had trouble picturing it when you first described it. I guess the pieces have a bit of a curve? I'm so glad Joanne is doing well. I know that is a relief to you. Take care of yourself, my Spark friend. You're a special lady. emoticon emoticon

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

nothing much new.Still stink at controlling my eating.
Sister is getting better every day.
Bill brought me home flowers yesterday after he said he wasn't.But I knew he would. Some beautiful bright red tulips. I love bright colored flowers.
He still doesn't have his WII set up yet. I may take pity later today and do it for him.LOL
I am meeting him for lunch today after he finishes bowling so we can go to Barnes and Noble book store.I have a gift certificate. It is on other side of Clearwater and I don't seldom go far from home.( But I will to have lunch with Deb ) I have a books a million that is close to me.
It is a dreary dark cloudy day.
Ok have a good day.I will try to get caught up with my sparking later.
Love and hugs to all of you that have been so faithful in supporting me.It means so much. emoticon

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VEGEFARMER 2/15/2009 1:48PM

    What a great choice of flowers to bring home to you. TULIPS.
I love it as I am in the FEB bbs Toning tulip team. Well done Bill.
It will be good when the wii is set up cos you can use it as well to help with getting lots of different excercise.
Happy shopping.

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Valentines Day

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Today was my weigh in day and I was not surprised to have a gain.I gained 4.6#. I now have a total of 8# to lose to get where I was before Joanne got sick. But I am working on it.
I did not make my goal of not eating after 10 but I did not eat as much so that is some progress. And today I added some of Richard to my sit and be fit. So I should have a loss for sure next week. No crying over spilt milk so it is onward and no looking back
Joanne is still doing so so. They should be getting her up more but I can't make them.They need to stand her up several times a day even if she doesn't walk. And she isn't pushing it either. I told her if she wants me to get back on my program I expected her to get her butt out of bed and try. She may go to a rehab for a few days which would be good as her husband is no help and would be wanting her to wait on him.
Bill has some guys from work coming to remove some old wood that was on side of house and lay some blocks down for him to drive his old truck on. I have to watch him like a hawk or he will be out trying to help.He forgets he isn't a young kid anymore. But he does find out real quick when he does too much.Then I sit back and say--- I told you so!!! LOL
Ok Happy Valentines Day to you all and special hugs and kisses to my special buddies emoticon emoticon
I forgot to tell you Bill got me some beautiful ear rings and a huge card for Valentines day.He is such a sweetie

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NEWSTART127 2/15/2009 2:24AM

    What beautiful earrings! You're a lucky woman!

Hope your sister continues to improve!


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MICKEY341 2/14/2009 4:36PM

    Happy Valentine's Day emoticon

You are right to not beat yourself up over yesterday. Look back and see what you did before that made you successful, don't fret... and then look forward and get back with your program.
Glad things are going good with Joanne, now it's time to think about Eleni!
I know what you mean about having to watch Bill...Ted is the same cousin says "it's just a man thing!" lol
How's the grandbaby?

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KYANN402 2/14/2009 4:05PM

    Ooooh I'm so envious -- you definitely have one of the best in Bill!

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MDMNINA 2/14/2009 11:57AM

    Happy Valentine's Day to you too, my dear! emoticon

And good for you for showing your sister some "tough love"! Tell her I expect to be having lunch with her soon!

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