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Friday, September 25, 2009

Just got back from grocery store.My Food Demon was sitting on my shoulder the whole time whispering sweet things in my ear.Like get some chips,Get a small candy bar,get a block of cheese. I was tempted.I even picked up some sun chips and compared them to baked chips.I picked up about 6 different candy bars and looked at calories. But each time I reminded myself I could have a huge plate of tomato and cucumbers for less calories. SO I got none of the sweet nothings. Another small battle won.
I have all the groceries up and the lunch meat weighed and wrapped in 50 cal packs. I put 3 in freezer and 3 in fridge.Tonight is every man for himself so it will be much the same as lunch only a little more.Soup and wrap.

The Food Demon has been after me big time at night.It was close again last night.
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I did sleep better last night.I had Bill raise the head of his bed up a little and he did no snoring.I hope it works again tonight.
Well I am getting hungry so I better go get some soup out of freezer.

Here is quote for today.It is a long one but a good one

Finish Every Day
By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish ever day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities
No doubt have crept in,
Forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day:
Begin it well and serenely
And with too high a spirit
To be cumbered with
Your old nonsense.

This day is all that is
Good and fair.
It is too dear,
With its hopes and invitations
To waste a moment on yesterdays.

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RURAL3 9/26/2009 9:05AM

    I think he wants some of that soup you are making. But don't let him have any. It has super powers.

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SHOAPIE 9/25/2009 9:40PM

    You go girl. Keep kicking that demons butt! emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 9/25/2009 6:48PM

    You shared that poem with me before and I printed it and have it posted in my cubicle at work.

You were such a good girl at the grocery store! emoticon It's getting hard again since Halloween is right around the corner. Thankfully the grocery store I shop at moved their candy aisle and I never go to that part of the store. You're doing great!!

Good idea to have Bill raise his head. Supposedly I'm still snoring, but I'm also getting sick. I sleep with 2 pillows now and don't think I'd be able to sleep if I used a 3rd.

I hope you kick the Food Demon's butt tonight!

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TN_HAMMOCK 9/25/2009 6:44PM

    Yay! I love blogs about battles won! Rock on!


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Thursday, September 24, 2009

I have been very tired today.Between Bill's snoring and my aches and pains I did not sleep well. I might push Bill out of bed tonight if he is not quiet.
Altho I do have the Food Demon in chains he sure fights me a lot but he still lost yesterday
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I am sure he will lose again today.
Not much going on.Just been lazy all day.MMMMMM That is a normal day for me.
Supper is in oven and hubby is on way home so that is great.
I have gotten real good at my food eating before supper. At some point I need to work at the night eating. I save calories for night but I would like to not have to do that. I know it is a head thing.But as long as I stay in my calories I will not stress over it. And when I say I save calories I don't want anyone to think I skip meals as I don't. Breakfast is usually very light as I get up late.It is usually 50 cal yogurt. Then around 1 I have a big lunch of my soup and 1/2 a wrap sandwich. In fact I made extra chicken tonight to use for lunch. Then I snack on tomatoes,cucumber or pickle during the afternoon. So I average 350 to 500 during the day. That leaves me plenty for night and later.
Ok I gotta go check supper.Hope you had a good day.

Quote for today

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? What is stopping you? As we get older, many of us appreciate the things we have had the opportunity to do…but we also tend to regret the things we didn’t do. Don’t let this happen to you. Build your vision and allow yourself to do the things you really want to do.

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PAULA3420 9/25/2009 3:14PM

    I sure hope you sleep well tonight. Although, I must say, this is my VERY FAVORITE BLOG that you have written. It made me laugh, and gave me pause, and has left me with food to ponder. I love the motivational quotes. Living without regrets is important to me. Thanks for reminding me of the importance of making the most of our days.

My hubby snores. He is being treated for sleep apnea and now wears a c-pap machine. He and I both sleep like babies now. Perhaps, a solution?

Eleni, you are a jewel. emoticon keeping that food demon locked up. Paula

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ROSEHIP:-) 9/25/2009 3:13PM

    My husband had to put up with my snoring. I was terrible. I do believe I was the cause of that big earthquake in California in Oct 1999. I think I'm better now that I have lost 95 pounds and use the CPEP machine.

Hope you have a great weekend.

God bless,

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CEB2007 9/25/2009 9:28AM

    Hope you slept better last night (and hope Bill didn't get pushed out). The watermelon looks good on the beautiful baby. Just thought I'd stop by before heading out this morning. Hope you have a great weekend.

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AGENTBOOTH 9/25/2009 5:54AM

    We both snore that bad we sleep in separate rooms! Mind you I do have a sleep disorder that means I beat my hubby up in my sleep - not subconscious, honest emoticon

You know, I do the same re calories - eat a light breakfast and lunch and that gives me a good amount of the night time. It seems to suit me that way. Maybe if it ain't broken it doesn't need fixing - unless of course you are really unhappy over it, that's different.

Well done you on beating that food demon so many times. Woohoo!

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FEISTYMAMA 9/24/2009 8:01PM

    My hubby said I've been snoring alot lately too. Of course I don't snore so I don't believe a word he says. emoticon I told him if it was so bad he could sleep in Alex's room since he has bunkbeds.

You're doing great beating that food demon! He sure is a cute little guy!

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Sunny Wednesday

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Here is a link to all the Orlando pics. They are also on facebook.Look for set that says Orlando Weekend

Ok now that is done.
I managed to keep the Food Demon in chains yesterday but he sure put up a good fight and it was close
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So far I am having a good day. I made my weekly pot of soup yesterday but was out of baggies so had to wait til today to put it in bag. Got that done. Put 6 bags in freezer and 4 in fridge.Left 2 cups for lunch. I got lazy last night and had Bill bring home a rotisserie chicken. We ate the whole thing. We had nothing much with it. I think he had bread and I had a very small salad. What little that was left I used to make some broth. I had 2 quarts of broth to use in soups.
I got the suitcase emptied today.I was tired of walking around it.Also got a big load of clothes done.Whew Thats a lot for me.Now I will take it easy. I need to not be on here so much but I can never come up with a good reason why. All I would do is sit in front of TV.Oh well.
On one of my teams we have a challenge that has us posting quotes so I might as well put them here too. So here is a good quote. Have a great day.

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.”

If you met yourself, would you want to stick around and talk? Are you the kind of person you’d like to spend a lot of time with? Hopefully you are, because that’s who will be with you for your entire life. Your Values & Beliefs are a pretty good picture of what you want to see in the mirror. To be proud of yourself, do everything you can to make real life look like that vision. Find people that have the qualities you want and learn from them. Becoming a person you like gives you the confidence that you’re someone worth being friends with. At the same time, there’s a flip side to the friendship coin. You also need to cut yourself as much slack as you do your friends. You have friends because you see the good in them, not the flaws. You like them the way they are, warts and all. You enjoy their company and root for them to be happy and do their best. Look at yourself the same way. To be a good friend to yourself, accept your blemishes, while still pushing yourself to reach your full potential. Don’t harp on your weaknesses. Take another look in the mirror and be kinder this time.

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FEISTYMAMA 9/24/2009 7:56PM

    I didn't get my e-mail saying you posted a blog. emoticon When I didn't get an e-mail today I thought something was up. I wonder why Spark does that?

Just so you know, I like me friends, warts and all!

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NEWSTART127 9/24/2009 12:22AM

    Keep the chains on the demon tight!
Glad you've had a good day - and wooo hoooo on getting the suitcase put away! It's a good thing I have a big bedroom, mine's still in the middle of the floor! emoticon

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BGGARDEN 9/23/2009 2:46PM

    Just stopping by to say HEY!

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KATIE233 9/23/2009 2:45PM

    hi eleni, i enjoyed your pictures thanks for showing them. yes just relax today and drink lots of water to get rid of that salt intake. glad you enjoyed what are you having for supper tonight? emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 9/23/2009 1:19PM

    Good advice on liking yourself. I think I would like to have me for a friend. If that isn't being too bold. Your food demon got taller while you were gone. emoticon Good thing he is now in chains. emoticon

I wish I knew how to make soup. emoticon

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Late Blogging

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First want to thank all of you who are constantly encouraging me and giving me tips etc. I got way behind on responding to people who commented on my page or blog.Forgive me if I missed responding or missed one of your blogs. You mean so much to me.I couldn't do this without all of you.

I beat the Food Demon again.I searched for a long time today trying to find a clip art of a demon in a cage but could only find one with chains. So I will use him for awhile
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I am having trouble with fluid which I think is because of eating out so much for 3 days. Once I fill up it takes a few days to get it out of my system. I took extra diuretics today so I have to also take extra potassium too.

Haven't done much but rest since we got home.The suitcase still isn't emptied. I did look at it and thought about emptying it.But then I decided it could wait til tomorrow. emoticon

Here is another pic of my large orchid.Most of blooms are now out.It is so big
And a visitor to flowers
Ok Hope you had a good day. I am watching Biggest Loser right now

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DAISYBELL6 9/23/2009 12:28PM

    Gorgeous orchid! Don't be hard on yourself. I believe a day of rest now and then does a body good!


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JENNA-P 9/23/2009 12:09PM

    Congratulations on beating your food demon!!!

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MARJIJANE 9/23/2009 12:04PM

    Well, dear friend I am proud of you. You keep hanging in! I think that little demon you found works well for takes such patience to find one that tells the vision.

I, too, get behind on acknowledging the responses on my page and blogs... I pray my friends will forgive me and cut me a little slack for the time being.

Your plants are amazing! That humidity in Florida must count for something! We are in a drought in CA...and nearly everything is brown, it is so sad.

You know I love you and pray for your stamina to keep strong!


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DICHTAS 9/23/2009 10:49AM

  Maybe I need to come over and steal a orchid.. I'll take that one.. Say your blogs on Landon.. Beautiful baby.. You have more Grandbabies.. I am due to get a Great Grandbaby October18.or so.
Eating out is hard.. Too much salt in everything.. We went to Golden Corral and my weight jumped 5 #.. Got it off plus a #. Hope that holds.. You will get yours off. You are dong so good. I can count points and measure and weigh everything but don't have the patience to count calories..

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DICHTAS 9/23/2009 10:48AM

  Maybe I need to come over and steal a orchid.. I'll take that one.. Say your blogs on Landon.. Beautiful baby.. You have more Grandbabies.. I am due to get a Great Grandbaby October18.or so.
Eating out is hard.. Too much salt in everything.. We went to Golden Corral and my weight jumped 5 #.. Got it off plus a #. Hope that holds.. You will get yours off. You are dong so good. I can count points and measure and weigh everything but don't have the patience to count calories..

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CEB2007 9/23/2009 9:31AM

    WOW!!! Your orchids are beautiful. That is the one flower I have never had any luck growing. The butterfly is fantastic. You take such great pictures. BTW- that baby is so sweet. I love that you shared it. My "babies" are all grown up.

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NEWSTART127 9/23/2009 12:16AM

    Hey there! I like your new chained up demon! I am sooooo like you with the suitcase thing! I have one partially filled from 2 weeks ago yet! Doh! Just less to do when I need to repack when we go to Tulare in October!

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FEISTYMAMA 9/22/2009 9:24PM

    I'm DVRing Biggest Loser. We went on a walk and I missed the beginning. I'll catch up later this week.

I hate unpacking after a trip. When we went out of town for 5 days this summer I was shocked at how much laundry was built up. It's overwhelming sometimes coming home. If it was up to me I'd be on vacation 24/7. emoticon

WOW, your orchid is huge! My plant at work has taken off too. I have to attempt to repot it. I have a feeling it's going to be a mess.

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Grandson in pool at hotel

Monday, September 21, 2009

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.
This is kids in pool with Landon.This was a great pool.It started inside and came thru to outside.You had a choice of staying inside or coming outside.We had lunch inside next to inside pool. I wished I had taken something so I could go in pool but I didn't.Next time I will.

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JESPAH 9/23/2009 6:09AM


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MARJIJANE 9/22/2009 6:11PM

    You have a beautiful family! What a blessing! So glad I finally got my video play card fixed!



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CEB2007 9/22/2009 8:17AM

    That is so great. Loved it. Brought a smile to my face.

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NEWSTART127 9/22/2009 1:41AM

    Landon is such a CUTIE! Glad you had a great time visiting!

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ROSEHIP:-) 9/21/2009 10:15PM

    Landon is a little sweetie pie. Thanks for sharing your family with us.

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FEISTYMAMA 9/21/2009 6:56PM

    I want to pinch his chubby little cheeks! The pool looks so inviting too.

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FLORIDASUN 9/21/2009 4:27PM

    Wow...that was so sweet...I love that you love that little sweetheart so much..babies are what pure love looks like! emoticon emoticon

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MPARKER67 9/21/2009 3:11PM

    What great fun.

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RURAL3 9/21/2009 1:16PM

    You will have these videos to remember for a long time to come. Precious.

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EDWARDS1411 9/21/2009 12:11PM

    Great - what a cutie!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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