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Friday, March 06, 2009

The plants make my Feel Good Corner look much better.
I did not eat after 10 and stayed in my calorie range.It was sooooooooooooo hard as I was up for a long time during the middle of the night and I was hungry. I came so close to eating but didn't.It feels good now but it was torture then.
I am getting where I hate night time as I only sleep in hour patches and in so much pain when I wake up.
We are going to Wal-Mart and look at DVD recorders for TV. I am so frustrated with my VCR's
Then it is grocery day.The Healthy request soups are on sale 2x1 so I will stock up again.They are expensive at 2.69 a can but two for one makes a big difference.
I have been stocking up big time on canned stuff. I also get some good deals at Walgreens of all places. I have tons of tomato sauce. Bill will be high as meat has gotten low and many specials today. But I am blessed to be able to afford my groceries.
Gotta go get exercises done or I will be tempted to skip.

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GRANDMA_NANNY 3/7/2009 11:49PM

    I love your feel good corner. The statue is so cute. I will have to think about doing something like that.

Congrats on not eating after 10. I to am a night eater. I don't usually go to bed until midnight as if I go earlier I am up inthe middle of the night. If I go to bed at midnight I can usually get about 5 hours of sleep. I try to limit my snacking at night to fruits and veggies. Plus, I make myself log it when I do. That sometimes deters me, but not always.

I hope the pain gets better.

Paula emoticon

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CEB2007 3/7/2009 10:34AM

    I am so proud of YOU! I know how hard it is. I also have sleep problems at night. Sleep for a couple of hours and up for three. I have found that if I am really hungry I can drink so flavored water with no calories and it helps me. Don't know if it will you or not but worth a try. The flowers are beautiful. Yesterday I worked in the yard all afternoon. This morning I could feel it. Rubbing my arms in arthritis rub today. I've already been out there this morning but Jim went and bought sausage biscuits and I had to have one. Can't resist sometimes. I planted three rose bushes and transplanted 2 miniature roses. I am hoping it will not freeze again, but it will probably be a cold snap around Easter. Gotta go. I'm also washing this morning.
Have a great day.

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MICKEY341 3/6/2009 10:46PM

    I'm proud of you for not eating at night. That is soooo hard. I did eat in the middle of the night last night, but was still within my calorie range.
Flowers are beautiful...what are they? I moved mine from the garage today. Sure hope it doesn't freeze! ha!
Have you tried the Campbell's Select Harvest Light soups. They have from 50 to 80 calories per 1/2 of can. I like them.
I made soup tonight. Had left over chicken broth and mixed vegetables(carrots, celery, a can of black beans, rinsed and drained, tomatoes, and onions) garlic and a can of chicken, water packed. After it had boiled for a few minutes I added a pack of fresh spinach, and cooked for a few more minutes. So I will have soup for filler during the week end!


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FEISTYMAMA 3/6/2009 10:01PM

    You should be proud of yourself for not eating after 10PM!! It's easy for me because I go to bed at 10PM during the week. There have been days on the weekend that I'm awake an I know I've eaten past 10PM. It's not easy and you're conquering it!

I love your feel good corner! It looks so much fuller now.

I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow. I haven't even started my list yet and I have to finish it tonight. We went to Sam's Club today after work and spent $177.00. It sure adds up!

Do you have any plans for your birthday?

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VEGEFARMER 3/6/2009 1:59PM

    The feel good corner is looking great. I am tempted to do a feel good corner, all my statues are all around this huge garden and hidden under trees etc. You don't realise they are there until you walk the flower garden.
You are doing so well with your goal of not eating at night. No one ever said it would be easy and if they did. None of us would like them. It must be so hard to not get a good nights sleep, I'd be in the cupboards as well if I was up half the night. Pat yourself on the back. Take a bow, congratulations and keep staying strong & proud.
Good luck with the shopping.

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Sunny Thursday

Thursday, March 05, 2009

This small bird thought Tinkerbell's wings were food.
Below are a male and female Cardinal.Did not get a good pic of her.Hopefully I will see one of their babies soon.

Need to be quick as I need to go exercise. I did great yesterday with both calories and not eating after 10. But today is a new day and a new challenge.

I got Bill to move a couple more plants out to Feel Good Corner and have one more I will try out there. None of these need much water. I also saw a statue for back there advertised at Winn Dixie of all places.Will check it out and see how big it is.

Well I need to put crock pot in back room . emoticonand get going on exercising

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VEGEFARMER 3/6/2009 2:52AM

    Beautiful pic of birds, love the one with the little bird on tinkerbell, that is so cute.
hope to see your little feel good corner with the new plants in it. good luck hunting for more garden statues, I just love doing that. Must go look for more soon.
Well done with yesterdays goals. You are doing real good. It is so kewl to read when you do so good.

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MICKEY341 3/5/2009 10:49PM

    Love the bird pic's! I am a bird lover...we have 3 pair of cardinals that feed in our back yard every day.
Glad you are doing better...I think I am out of my 'phase' and back on track.
I love your Tinker Bell and Angel(?) I have a gazing ball in my back yard and that is all. I wanted to move some of my plants that wintered in the garage out today, but Ted said it was suppose to get cold again the first of next week. Will be SOOOOOO glad for spring to get here. Soon!!! I checked on some of the plants yesterday and I have ferns that look really good! Surprise...they have been in unheated garage all winter with very little water!
Hang in there are doing good!
And by the way...Happy Birthday Sunday... have a good one!


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FEISTYMAMA 3/5/2009 7:16PM

    Had you not mentioned the bird by Tinkerbell I wouldn't have seen it. You have so many birds by you. I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing the birds. Spring is almost here!

Great job on calories and eating yesterday! I'm proud of you.

By the way, I don't have a green thumb, I think it's BLACK!!!

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CEB2007 3/5/2009 5:56PM

    I am so glad you are happier today. You are doing great!!!! We all discouraged and "venting" is good. We can get it out and then we can get back to the program. You are such a great lady. Enjoy every bite you eat and give thanks that we have so much good food. Enjoy every exercise you do and give thanks that you are able to move that you are not affected by stoke or other disabling disease. We all have so much to be thankful for. Hope to hear from you again soon.
PS: I LOVE the pictures of the birds. We have robins in our yard and I saw a really black bird today but do not know what it is.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Just to get it out of the way. I did not make my goal of not eating after 10.Enough said!!!!!!!!!

Bill brought home 3 yellow hibiscus to replace the ones he killed.The nursery guy told him the same thing I did. You have to be good to kill a hibiscus as they are very hardy Florida plant.LOL He stills owes me a red hibiscus and another climbing plant for trellis. Good thing he doesn't mess with my potted plants out back emoticon

Had a heart echo today. No big deal.

Well nothing new and I am not in a talkative mood.

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KPIKE1 3/5/2009 6:24AM

    Don't worry about your eating after 10:00. You can eat late in the day and still lose weight, as long as you allow calories for it during the day. Today starts a new day.

I am glad you got some new plants, can't wait to plant here in New York, too cold and snowy right now.

Have a great day.



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VEGEFARMER 3/5/2009 3:07AM

    Love it. Straaight to the point. I'm not in the talkative mood either in fact haven't been for weeks. Hope to get over it soon. LOL
hugs & take care.

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FEISTYMAMA 3/4/2009 8:13PM

    Do you get heart echo's regularly? What is it exactly? I'm bad when it comes to going to the doctor for things and am not very knowledgeable.

I may attempt to plant something in the front of our house. It's so boring out front. We'll see. I kill all my plants.

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What do you use to record TV programs???Help

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

It is time to get rid of my VCR's and get something more dependable.I am having nothing but trouble with VCR's plus tapes are getting harder to find.
So I am going to get something this weekend.I know there are DVR's and Ti-Vo but don't understand how they work or which is better. Can someone explain the difference and make a recommendation.
Thank you so much. I think some of you are much smarter than people who work in stores.

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FEISTYMAMA 3/4/2009 7:33AM

    I think it's smart you get rid of your VCR!! We found a VCR hidden in our entertainment center that we haven't used in years. Jason gave it to his parents because they still use them.

I use a DVR. We had Dish Network and I thought the DVR was easy to use and I'm not very good with things like that. You program the DVR to record just one episode or the entire series. Watching it back is simple as well. We just recently switched to AT&T U-Verse and I have yet to learn how to DVR. Jason has and said it's simple. I have learned how to watch the recorded shows, which is simple.

You'll learn!!

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Tuesday-Beware I am venting

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I will warn you I am in a crappy mood.Correction-- A very crappy mood.
When I started working in a power plant one of my first chiefs was one of the most prejudiced red necks around. But he was always fair to me. He taught me two good lessons that helped me make it 21 years in a mans working environment,
One day I was having trouble opening a big valve as he walked by.He stopped and helped me and then he said.
Remember this-- If you walk up to a valve and can't open it.they will say it is because you are a woman. And if a man walks up to same valve and can't open it they will say there is something wrong with the valve.

But the best was this--It only takes one "Ah Sh-T" to take away all your "Attaboys"

Well I have a giant A S last night. I not only didn't make my goal of not eating after 10 I probably consumed more calories then than all day. So all the good work was down the drain and my attitude stinks today.I know it will pass but right now I am tired of the whole mess.I am tired of taking one step forward and 3 back.I am tired of telling myself to be kind to myself and start over.I am sick of starting over.I am tired of it being a new day.I am tired of failing.I want to continue. I did great for almost 5 months and the last two have been crap and constant struggle and pep talks to myself.
Whew I feel better now. I know I can quit but I have to say every once in awhile that this whole process stinks.But there is no easy way to do this.And I have never not done something because it was hard. So it is back to the grind today.

On a lighter note I did try the pluot fruit and it was very good.It is a plum / apricot mix. The papaya was nasty to me.

Ok Folks I do feel better now.I think venting and sometimes crying and sometimes feeling sorry for ourselves is a cleansing and helps us to move forward.Better to admit it than to just stew about it. I do try to stay in an up mood but can't sometimes.
Hope you are all having a good day.I plan to have a much better day

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FEISTYMAMA 3/4/2009 8:17PM

    Sorry dear, I missed this blog! You go ahead and vent away! We all need to do that and sometimes it makes up feel better and sometimes it doesn't.

I've been struggling as well but I know I will get back on track and I have faith that you will too.

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KYANN402 3/3/2009 1:11PM

    I like the two lessons your old boss. Goes to show even in the redneck "old boys" have something good to share with the world

Vent away, Spark buddy. This is hard and tiresome and boring and all those other things. A wise counselor once asked, when I was complaining about a situation, "Is it worth the rent?" It was and I stuck with it.

I think of my journey as a toll road. Is it worth the toll? For me, it is even when I hit a pot hole. It may cost a little more to fill the pot hole, but when I pay the extra toll the road ahead smooths out and I make good progress until the next bump. Let's keep walking down that toll road, filling pot holes, smoothing the bumps, and straightening the curves together. It's a heck of lot more fun with traveling partners. (Hmm - I need to listen to my own advice. emoticon)

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PHOEBE06 3/3/2009 11:35AM

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Just sending some hugs and sunshine your way!! Vent if you need to, that's what we are here for! I hope you have a better day, as planned.

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  I just wanted to give you some hugs and some encouragement to keep at it even though things can get rough and you fall back to old habits. Stress is the biggest factor of us falling off our path to healthy eating and living. I've been there and I know how hard it is.

Hang in there!

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