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Our trip to Orlando

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday
So far it has been a nice day. Heidi brought us sandwiches for lunch and we ate them by the pool..Bill and Scott were entertained by a very tanned long legged lady who had a fantastic build. I was impressed.If I had her body I would never wear clothes.I was bad and took some pictures of her but it wouldnít be right to show you. When we were leaving pool area I spoke to her and said she must work out a lot.She laughed and said it kept her out of trouble.I told her she looked great.She smiled and thanked me.I wish I had gotten a pic of us together..She was very nice.Well just took a nap and need to get ready to go to Heidiís house.I did a video of them in pool and will do one with me in Landons room.Will wait til I get home to post them.I have done very good with eating today.We are going to Red Lobster tonight.
We went to Heidi's house first and made a video with Landon and then went to Red Lobster. My good intentions did not last long. Again Landon was a very good baby. By the time we got back to hotel I was exhausted.We both went to bed at 9.The hotel had the best beds and windows were sound proof and we never heard any of the many planes that flew over.

Sunday
We met at Denny's after we checked out for breakfast and to say goodbye. This was where I messed up my food calories for the day.I thought I had done ok but when we got home I looked up Denny's on web.They give nutrition info for all meals. My so called not bad meal was 1100 calories.I almost fell out of my chair when I saw it.
But except for eating it was a wonderful weekend. It will take me a few days to get rested up and I may never get caught up with Spark.
I am glad to be home. Altho my eating was over every day I did not have a gain.Talk about miracles. But I am getting back in line today. I will get my streak going again. Now it is 35 to 4. And that 4 will stay for a long time as I will not go over for another long time.
Ok I have another video to down load but I will make it a seperate blog.Here are some misc pics I took. This third one is to show how far I was when I took the pic.
The owner of this store feeds this bird.He wasn't afraid of people.
This guy also wasn't afraid of people
Ok that brings me to today which is a beautiful sunny day. I am extremely tired but it was worth it.Now I have to try and get caught up with spark.

  
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RURAL3 9/21/2009 1:14PM

    Its sounds like you had a lovely time with family and that is what is important now. Let the food go and begin anew right now. I have heard that Denny's is really bad nutritionally and calorically in their choices. What you see is not what you get. What kind of bird is that white one?

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Orlando trip to see Grandson

Sunday, September 20, 2009


If you are on Facebook you have already seen this.
I will catch up tomorrow. If when you play this you get sound from other videos go up above where it says view in summary form.Then pick it out there and you should only have 1 sound.

  
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CSDAYS 9/22/2009 12:27PM

    Very nice. You guys are good at videos. I saw the others too.

Shirley

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FLORIDASUN 9/21/2009 4:24PM

    Hey, this was really great! Landon is a cutie pie..and not the least bit camera shy. I love his wall plaque with his name on it and I love the color combo! As an artist I love it! Take care grammie and grampie...Landon is a lucky, lucky little guy! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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LOSINIT52 9/21/2009 12:18AM

    What a sweetie! Thanks for sharing Eleni!
You look wonderful!


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TILLIEBEE 9/20/2009 11:21PM

    Sooooooooo Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!R> emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAISYBELL6 9/20/2009 8:41PM

    I really, really enjoyed seeing you, your DH and your beautiful Grandson. Thank you so much for sharing with us!
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Nancy

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RURAL3 9/20/2009 8:16PM

    What a sweet video. Landon is very cute but it was very cute to see you and Bill with him too.

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FEISTYMAMA 9/20/2009 6:10PM

    I didn't know that was how you view the blogs so they don't all play at once. Look at you!! You could work in technical support. I always go and pause all the other ones.

Landon is such a cutie! I'm glad you and Bill had a wonderful visit!

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Saturday in Orlando

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Good morning to all. We made it to Orlando around 5 pm yesterday. Since I didnít sleep well the night before I was wiped out. The room is very nice and the best beds ever. I am writing this in my room and then I will go down stairs to connect hopefully.
We met Heidi and family at TGIFís which has a great small portion meals. I didnít worry about Food Demon so he won big time .I had some very good moments like when we stopped at rest area and I stayed far away from snack machines and at TGIFís. But the Crystal cream do nut and the room service night snack were not so good. But what was really good was our grandson Landon. He was such a good baby. Even when he started getting tired he was good. I held him and whispered in his ear and sang softly to him and he just totally relaxed and didnít move. He was so cute.They are coming here and going in pool with him and I will take some pics. I will also try to get a video. Bill says the pool is awesome. I wish I had brought something to wear in it. But I donít have a bathing suit In my pool I just wear shorts and a top.
I will try to catch up on emails and comments when I get home. Heidi is bring sandwiches for lunch and we are going to Red Lobster for supper. Bill just went out and picked up some tomatoes,cucumber and yogurt for me so there will be no night room service.
Ok I will check in later maybe

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DICHTAS 9/21/2009 10:35AM

  What a pretty baby!1 I can tell you are a prowd grandma.. and that you were having a good time..Joanne

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ROSEHIP:-) 9/20/2009 12:30AM

    Sounds like your having a wonderful weekend with your family and especially with your grandson.

I've not eaten at TCIF's before so nice to hear they have small portions. Nice of Bill to do some shopping for you. I'm sure that will help on taming the Food Demon.

I hope you continue to have a wonderful weekend. I'll be waiting for some new photos.

God bless,
Char

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FEISTYMAMA 9/19/2009 5:05PM

    Sounds like you're having a great time. Landon loves his Grandma Eleni. emoticon

I LOVE Red Lobster but haven't been to one in 6 years or so. Enjoy and don't worry about the Food Demon. You've made some good choices (staying out of the vending machines) so it's all good. You'll get back on track when you get home.

Looking forward to seeing pictures! Take care!!

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KATIE233 9/19/2009 3:34PM

    hi there, it,s nice to hear that you are enjoying yourself. i would too.pool sounds like fun.enjoy your supper out.HAVE FUN!!!!

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LOSINIT52 9/19/2009 1:34PM

    Glad you're having this lovely weekend.
Since it's not something you do regularily you shouldn't feel guilty at all. You of course want to be somewhat mindful and not throw all caution to the wind.
Just make sure that as soon as you step foot back home, it's back to business as usual.
What great progress you have made. Now you KNOW that you can do this.
All the best.

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RURAL3 9/19/2009 12:43PM

    Glad to hear you are having a great time. Sounds like you and Landon are bonding. If you brought shorts and a top go in the pool. I am sure no one will care.
Good idea for Bill to get you some treats. Red Lobster has some good choices. Just make a pact with yourself that you will only have one (1) cheddar biscuit. But allow yourself the one. Just eat it slowly.
Your goal for this weekend is to enjoy yourself. emoticon Carol

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Quick Hello

Friday, September 18, 2009

Am in a hurry as I have to get packed for our weekend trip.Since I am not sure if I will be able to get on here over the weekend I wanted to at least touch base today.
I did beat the food demon yesterday It is now 35 to 1.
But I have made a decision to not track my food for the next two days I started freaking out about it so bad last night I didn't get to sleep til almost 5am.I will not do that to myself.I will pick up on Sunday. The next two days will not be counted in my total numbers. Unless I just decide to give the Food Demon credit.I just know I will not let food ruin my short weekend.
Gotta go get busy.If I can get everything packed up I might get a short nap in.

  
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FEISTYMAMA 9/18/2009 9:27PM

    I think that's a good attitude to have. Don't stress about it! You've already changed your way of eating and I'm sure you'll be just fine. I hope you have a wonderful trip!!

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RURAL3 9/18/2009 7:57PM

    I think you are wise to let it go. Just have a great time with visiting and make the best choices you can. And don't give credit to the food demon in any case. Call a truce for this weekend. emoticon

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LOSINIT52 9/18/2009 5:23PM

    Hi Eleni
I'm back.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm sure that even if you're not tracking, you'll be mindful of what you're eating and won't sabotage your success.
All the best.

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ROSEHIP:-) 9/18/2009 10:41AM

    Can you pack your food for the next two days?

That is what I did back when I went on the trip with sis in law. Then I tracked it here for those 2 days. But I also was able to take my lap top and log on just before I went to bed. So I was able to add on any extras.

If nothing else take a small note book and log it on there and then to the computer when you get home.

Good luck and hope you have a fun time.

Safe travels,
Char

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Food Demon finally won one

Thursday, September 17, 2009

34 1
It was a strange night last night.I was good when I went to bed but couldn't fall asleep.Then I got that "feeling" that mothers get sometimes.Something was wrong and I could feel it.( Never got a phone call so whatever it was they handled it) I got up and before I knew it I was raiding fridge. But that's ok. I am not starting over.I am just picking up where I left off and continuing. I am too proud of my 34 day streak to just toss it aside.. 34 to 1 is pretty good. I am also very aware that this weekend is going to be very hard. But I refuse to stress out and ruin it by freaking out about a streak. I never get to go anywhere and I want to be able to enjoy the weekend. I will have my small scale and my calorie list.I have requested a fridge so I can have stuff like yogurt etc so I don't head to vending machine.I am trying to plan as best I can. I will have a bunch of tomatoes handy also.We are going to a grocery store when we get there. So I will just do the best I can.
So far it is a little cloudy outside.We had some heavy rain last night.
Well I need to start making my list so I don't forget anything tomorrow.We will leave after Bill bowls tomorrow. I do not know if I will be able to get to a laptop that works so I may not be able to blog.I am going to try to do a video with Landon.
Ok have a good day.

  
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KATIE233 9/18/2009 12:04AM

    hi elen, that,s ok that demon won one but he,s not going to win anymore.yeah! you are trying to be good on the trip but don,t forget to have at least one treat.without feeling sad about it.best of luck, your the best! enjoy the trip and don,t forget your camera. you,ll have to come back and tell us about it.have fun!!!! emoticon emoticon

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SHOAPIE 9/17/2009 10:21PM

    Consider it a slight bump in the road with no damage done as long as you get back on track. No one is perfect all of the time altho there are those who will tell you that they are! emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 9/17/2009 10:11PM

    You are doing absolutely awesome Eleni. You have a great attitude about it. As I always say it had to happen sometime. Now you don't have to worry about when it will. Keep the scorecard going just as you are. You are stronger because of all the days you have on record. Don't start over just keep going. I pray you have a wonderful trip. Will look forward to hearing about it when you get back. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 9/17/2009 7:46PM

    A video with Landon sounds like a great idea!!!! I'm sure he's gotten big.

It's OK that the Food Demon attacked last night. Today is a new day. You're doing great!!!! You should be so proud of yourself! A little slip up here and there won't hurt you. You know you can do it and will pick yourself up and continue on. Don't fret about your trip! It sounds like you have a plan and you'll do great!

Enjoy your time with your family!!

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CATH5109 9/17/2009 7:38PM

    That's one cute little food demon. He still hasn't won when you can just pick yourself up and move on without sliding into an ongoing eating binge. Cathy

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DICHTAS 9/17/2009 6:54PM

  Have a good trip.. Don't worry about the food demon. Just do the best you can.. You will be fine. And if you have a day of temptation just get right back on the wagon..It isn't easy eating out.. Love Ya...Joanne

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TILLIEBEE 9/17/2009 12:29PM

    You're so right to be proud of your 34 day streak!
Hang in there! Hopefully this weekend won't so stressful!
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