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Long Day

Monday, July 27, 2009

It has been a long day. My eating has been beyond just bad. I have eaten enough for 2 days.Or more. Sound familier to some of you. So it hasn't been a good day as far as losing weight.One of those Why did I do it Days. Most of you can relate.If you can't.Lucky you.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better.At least this day is almost over Hope you had a better day than I did.But tomorrow will soon be here.

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/2/2009 4:15PM

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CANBDONE 7/28/2009 11:11PM

    You know I understand your frustration. I love your honesty, Sister. Been there more than I care to admit! emoticon

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NANA-JAN 7/28/2009 9:26PM

    I understand completely! I just posted "Bad Choices" because that is just what I did, made really bad choices about what went in my mouth!

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NANA-JAN 7/28/2009 9:26PM

    I understand completely! I just posted "Bad Choices" because that is just what I did, made really bad choices about what went in my mouth!

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COOLGIRL68 7/28/2009 2:59PM

    Wow, Eleni. Me too. I had to work back to back doubles including 2 overnight shifts with only 8 hours off in between. At 2 in the morning, I had a huge burrrito from the all night place next door and a huge Coke to stay awake. Even before I started my diet, I never drank Coke. I cannot even imagine the toll it will take on my weigh in. Hang in there. You are not alone. Annette

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MDMNINA 7/28/2009 1:01PM

    I agree you need a hug! So here we go emoticon

I hope today is going better for you!

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JACQUEHAA 7/28/2009 10:16AM

    Sounds like you need a good hug! Everyone has those days.....we just need to keep waking up and trying again.

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SUNNY332 7/28/2009 9:02AM

    We have all been there Eleni so don't beat yourself up over this. Just jump right back on the wagon and keep going forward. One thing I have noticed about you is that you have a great attitude and that alone will get you though this hard times.

I will be cheering you on! Hugs, Sunny emoticon Go Eleni!!!

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TILLIEBEE 7/28/2009 8:37AM

    I can relate.

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SEAWILLOW 7/28/2009 7:27AM

    You are not alone! I am right beside you struggling to make healthy choices too! We can do it!

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Saturn Peaches and One Touch opener

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Once again I see I didn't blog yesterday.I really wasn't feeling so great so it just slipped my mine.
I did not sleep well last night so am tired again today.
A friend sent me an email about the saturn or flat peach.So I sent my sweetie on a search for them.He found them at Publix and they were on sale for 4 for $1.00. They tasted pretty good.Not as sweet as a real Georgia peach but none are.But much nicer than regular peach I bought last week which was tasteless. Here is description that was sent to me followed by pics I took

Saturn Peaches, the coolest thing since sliced bread.
SATURN PEACH : These cool looking peaches were originally known as a “Chinese Flat Peach,” and was very popular in China. It’s time to get your 5-a-day by eating 5 donuts a day…Donut Peaches that is. Domestically, there are two main growing regions, California and Washington. Melissa’s is bringing back one of the truly stone fruit treats, the Flat Peach. 20 It has a white flesh, very thin skin and is loaded with sugar and flavor. That’s one of the reasons they are still so expensive. A thin skin makes them tougher to harvest, handle and pack. High sugar content means they ripen very quickly and become too soft to pack. Heh, here’s a peach, when ripe, that you’ll have to roll up your sleeves to eat. The Saturn Peach is also named Peento, Chinese Flat, or Saucer Peach and is deservingly regaining popularity. This white-fleshed variety, originally from China, was first grown in the United States in the 1800s. It was popular for some years directly after World War II. As many new varieties of yellow-fleshed peach gained popularity, this excellent variety was nearly forgotten. Saturn Peach is much flatter in height than traditional peaches, with a slight center depression top and bottom. It has yellow skin, slightly blushed with red. This juicy peach has a superb flavor and is very low in acid and very high in soluble solids, =2 0 with a hint of almonds and a sweet finish. Saturn Peach is excellent for baking, glazing, sautéing in butter and brown sugar, but best of all eaten out of hand. It’s not nearly as messy as other peaches, but it has more flavor. Slice the Peach around the pit, and the peach just pulls apart as you twist it.

And next is my One Touch lid opening.I love this thing. I broke the first one I got by not using it right.It takes a few tries to get where you can work it right.Or it did me. I put a bottle of green tea that I use it on all the time.These caps are on so tight and with my one touch I sit it on top and hit start button.I hold bottle steady and one touch and it opens it so easy. It will open small caps up to large pickle jars.They advertise these things on TV but Wal-mart carries them.If you have arthritis in your hands this is great. I also have the one touch can opener which I also love.

So far today I have done well with my eating. But I was up 3# this week.Because of fluid my weight has been all over the place. But it is a new week.Will try to do better.
My right eye has been bothering me and it looks like I am getting a stye on it.First time since I was a kid.Doesn't hurt but is itchy and annoying. Always something.Hope your weekend has been going well.
I did put some of the chinese beans in my soup yesterday and they didn't taste any different.I am going to cook the remainer by themself for supper and see how they taste. I did measure one and it was 19 inches long.
Ok Have a good evening

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/2/2009 4:13PM

    I love “Chinese Flat Peach”. We have a lot of Chinese markets in NY. i did not know how to open them, just take as I can.
About your eye. I do have somethings inching in eye. I use to treat it: Boil egg in water, put it in small peace of clothing, put it on the eye. Hold it till egg cold. It is good for eye when I got it cold. It always works good for me.
But it is just what I do if I do have problem with eye infection.


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COOLGIRL68 7/27/2009 7:47PM

    I have never seen those peaches before. You seem to be finding all sorts of new things to try. I will have to see if I can find anything new at the grocery store. Annette

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MDMNINA 7/27/2009 1:41PM

    I just noticed those peaches in Publix the other day. I'll have to give them a try. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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LOSINIT52 7/26/2009 7:16PM

    Hope you are feeling better.
I'm enjoying reading about your adventures in produce. Think I'll skip the little squashes you mentioned in your last blog. Sounds like they might not be worth the effort.
What a sweetie your husband is to indulge your search for elusive produce. After reading your blog earlier today, I did go out and buy your Saturn Peaches. They called them "donut peaches" where I shop. Gotta be the healthiest donut I've seen in awhile I must say. Quite tastie. I've all but given up on peaches. They just don't taste like they used to. So many of these genetically modified fruits and veggies just aren't what they used to be.
I also bought a Dragon Fruit to try. Haven't sliced into it yet though. Have you ever eaten them?
Regarding the jar opener; Rachel Ray swears that you can more easily open any jar by giving it one solid tap on the counter before opening it. (Flat on the top, not on the side of the lid). Anyway that seems to work for me.
All the best.

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SUNNY332 7/26/2009 4:01PM

    That is one flat peach but it looks delish! I love peaches and they grow some near here in Calhoun County, Illinois and I saw some today at a road side stand. I did not stop today but will check at the Farmer's Market on Tuesday.

Love the one touch. Awesome!

Take care and hope you get some rest tonight.


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FEISTYMAMA 7/26/2009 3:51PM

    What a weird little peach. I have to go to Florida just to experience all the different fruit & veggies I don't see at my grocery store. I am becoming more adventurous and trying things I would never have tried before.

The one touch device looks cool. I'm a weakling and have trouble opening containers all the time (usually it's the peanut butter jars).

I hope you feel better! I wasn't feeling well Thursday evening and all day Friday. I had a sore throat and congestion. I was also so cold. I started drinking Emergen-C and I'm feeling alot better.

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MIMZY08 7/26/2009 3:35PM

    I love that you search out and try new things! Thanks for sharing this!

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Hello Video

Friday, July 24, 2009

I didn't have my cameraman as he is asleep on couch. I wonder if I will ever do these right.I am either looking the wrong way or talking too fast or closing my eyes. I really need to work on keeping my eyes open. I wonder if I do that when I talk to people. Then I get nervous and can't remember what I wanted to say. I wanted to thank all of you that are so faithful about reading my blog and I went totally blank. You all mean so much to me.

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KYANN402 7/25/2009 9:04PM

    Oh wow! I'm finally getting to catch up on reading my SP friends' blogs and the first one I read is your video blog. So very cool. I didn't know SP added the video feature to blogs. How great to see and hear you.

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3CHIHUAHUA 7/25/2009 2:23PM

    Very super cool.
I am scared of new things from the produce dapt.

How do you learn if your supposed to peel or not
like weird things like kwii
or star fruit
or cut a mango
ext ext

long beans look safe though.

I just finished my first viedo blog today.

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RURAL3 7/25/2009 12:04AM

    Hey Eleni...good to see you again. You are anything but boring. It is interesting to hear about other people's lives in little snippets. I am waiting to hear what you do with those little squash also. I also noticed you kept looking for that guy walking along the beach. Good thing your camera man was there with you. emoticon Have a great evening


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COOLGIRL68 7/24/2009 11:17PM

    Love your video blogs Eleni. I cannot find my camera. That's what happens if you don't use it in 2 years. I put it in a safe place when I moved last year and cannot find it. If I don't find it soon, I will borrow my sister's to upload a picture of me. I love being able to put a face with who I am talking to and with your videos, I can put a voice to them as well.

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FEISTYMAMA 7/24/2009 8:38PM

    You totally made my day by saying hello to me!!! I'm feeling under the weather and put a smile on my face, so I thank you!! emoticon

We went to the grocery store this evening but I don't find anything exciting like you always do. I was shocked to see the size of those Chinese green beans. I'm sure my jaw was open when you pulled them out. Those little squash things look interesting. My mom used to force me to eat squash when I was younger and I didn't like it, so I won't eat it now.

I saw the little snippet about SparkPeople on ET too. Pretty cool.

I need to get my butt in gear and do another video blog. I think I'll do it this weekend. I hope you have a great weekend!!!

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LOSINIT52 7/24/2009 7:00PM

    This is a lovely way to say hello!
I enjoyed your blog and will come by often if that's alright with you.
I've tried the Chinese green beans and they are great. Have never tried the little squash though. I'll be interested in hearing what you do with them.
I also enjoy trying new veggies. Jicama is one that I had never tried until coming here to SP and I quite enjoy it in salads. Also uncooked beets are great in salads.
Have a great weekend.

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Video of dagger plant and water

Friday, July 24, 2009

I did this by holding camera in my hand and pointing it out the car. After I got home I realized that I panned over the power plant that I worked at for 21 years. When you see me leaving the boat you will see a quick glimpes of a tall stack and square building.That is the power plant. Hope no one gets too seasick looking at this.
The plant still hasn't bloomed but the pods are larger.Have a great weekend.

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/2/2009 4:02PM

    Plant is big. Does it going to get flowers? Then it will be big flowers. Hope you will post it.

I tried to video on vocation. Do not know yet what I really got. WE need to practice. I love my video camera and camera. I see you love yours.
Best to Bill. emoticon

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    This video made me smile!! It was great!! Keep em coming!!! Was this your first drive by shooting?? LOL That is what the girls and I call it when we take pictures out of the car.

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PHOEBE06 7/25/2009 2:14PM

    That is great! I can't wait to see the blooms. Looks like a really interesting tree.

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FEISTYMAMA 7/24/2009 8:43PM

    This is great!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love when you start to follow the guy walking on the beach. It's so pretty by your house.

Anyway, those bulb type things on the tree/plant are so strange. I've never seen anything like it.

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TILLIEBEE 7/24/2009 5:18PM

    WOW!!!! What a strange plant!
You're blogs are sooo interesting :)
I can't wait to see it next weekend!
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Thanks!!!! This was really fun to watch!

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MARLIN515 7/24/2009 5:09PM

    What a wierd-looking plant!!! Never saw anything like it! Thanks, good video!

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We are special

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A friend sent me the following in an email and I wanted to share it with all my dear spark friends. I think we can all relate. Love Eleni

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by: holding up a $20.00 bill.
In the room of 200, he asked, 'Who would like this $20 bill?'

Hands started going up.

He said, 'I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.
He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.

He then asked, 'Who still wants it?' Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, 'What if I do this?'

And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.

'Now, who still wants it?' Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.

No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value.

It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt
by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless.

But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those
who DO LOVE you.

The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by

You are special
Don't EVER forget it.'

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    What a wonderful blog!! Thank you so much!! emoticon

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PHOEBE06 7/25/2009 2:24PM

    Thank you for sharing Eleni! I so needed to hear something like that. I will proudly tell everyone that I am a $20 bill! emoticon

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GABY1948 7/24/2009 9:10AM

    emoticonblog, thanks for sharing!

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VEGEFARMER 7/24/2009 4:07AM

    Hi Eleni, that was so nice. Yes we are special each and every one of us.
Thankyou so much for sharing.
The scales at my house went up this morning but the clothes are still getting loose. I think I must be building muscle which will eventually burn the fat.
hugs and thx for all your support.

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MDMNINA 7/23/2009 4:53PM

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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NIGHTSTAR777 7/23/2009 3:30PM

    We are special. Every one and all together.

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SUNNY332 7/23/2009 3:04PM

    Yes, Eleni, we are special. Thanks for sharing this with us this morning.

Have a good day. We picked about a bushel of green beans and a mess of
jalapeños. I going out later to pick the beets. It is going to be a "canning
weekend" around here.

Take care and Be Blessed.

Hugs, Sunny

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