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Monday, October 26, 2009

I have all the prep work done for supper so I will try to get my blog done while I wait for Bill to call.He has to make a couple of stops on way home so he will call me when he is headed here and I will put stuff in oven
Tonight is roasted veggies.Broccolli.Cauliflower,yellow squash,carrots, red and yellow pepper strips. And turkey burgers on my stove top grill.His burger will have chopped onion and carrots mixed in as well as mine will.Only mine will have added mushrooms. We don't make burgers out of them with bread. Eat them as cooked with burgers. I usually slice a few slices of potato for him but I didn't this time.If he feels a strong need for potato I can nuke him one quick. I also have some tomatos chilling that I will slice up.
Yesterday wasn't good for food afterall.Once I eat stuff I normally don't like I did Sat it takes me a couple of days to get turned around. But I am doing very good today and it will last thru the night. Getting up late actually helped me from overeating during the day.
I was just thinking awhile ago how it is strange how some things happen.Is that what they call karma. A spark pal Bobbi was commenting on my art and I decided I would do a little today no matter what.My pen was dried up but it is only size I have a spare of. Ironic So I put ink in spare and put dried one to soaking. And I worked on a picture for about 30 minutes. I haven't touched my art in months.Have lost a lot of confidence too by not doing it. Then out of the blue I just got a call ( That I missed as I had ringer turned off ) from my favorite art teacher. Giving me heck for not staying in touch.Asking if I still loved her. I will call her later.She is an amazing pen and ink artist and teacher. We became friends when I took my first art class and she got me in into doing pen and ink. So between the two of them I guess I will find time each day for some art.As I gain confidence I will do more. I see some of my finished work that I like but it is never good enough to suit me. Since I am a real slob at heart I am some picky about how my art looks. Go figure.Us humans are indeed strange creatures.
Bill had a good time seeing the kids and baby. He hasn't said much as he knows I feel bad I didn't get to see Landon. Doesn't help that I know they were in town plenty long enough to make a trip here to see me.But the Rebekah is only a short distance frome and never has time to come by.Ok Off that subject. I am in a good mood and I want to stay that way.
Been spending a lot of time in bathroom today getting rid of some of that extra fluid.
It is still warm here.85 right now. I do need to start sitting out in sun for a few minutes every day like I was for awhile. If it ever gets cool I might get out and about more.
Ok Can't think of anything else.Thanks for all the encouragement. It helps keep me going.

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SAMISUE18 10/27/2009 6:00AM

    The dinner sounded so yummy! the weather sounds perfect

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JUDY1676 10/26/2009 10:52PM

    I would guess that getting back to your art will help motivate you in many ways!

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RURAL3 10/26/2009 10:15PM

    Your supper sounds delicious. Gives me an idea for tomorrow. You definitely need to get that art going again. I remember you talking about it when I first started on here. Imagine sitting out in that sunshine being an artist. It sounds romantic to me. Of course art is romantic. Get back into it. It will work wonders for you. emoticon

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KATIE233 10/26/2009 9:51PM

    hi eleni i love your yellow flower it is cute! i,m glad you are doing some of your art again. i,d like to see some too. i,m that way when it comes to my cooking. i,m always putting it down and seeing what i can change next time.but i guess that is something about living and learning i guess.well eleni take care and have a wonderful day. emoticonyour supper sounds really yummmy.

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FEISTYMAMA 10/26/2009 7:45PM

    I think it's wonderful that you're going to start working on your art again! I think your work is amazing! I don't have an artistic bone in my body.

85 degrees sounds lovely! One of my co-workers moved to Florida and she had her picture taken at Ponte Verde Beach in a tank top. I laughed because we're wearing winter jackets in October around here.

I hope you have a great night! Kick the Food Demon to the curb!

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DICHTAS 10/26/2009 6:57PM

  It is nice to hear you are getting back into your art. Debbie asked me about that just this week.. Your supper is healthier than mine was.. I have to get back on tract.. Need motivation...

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SUNNY332 10/26/2009 6:39PM

    Good to hear you are back working on your art. AWESOME!

Sounds like a great supper.

Hugs, Sunny

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KAT7457 10/26/2009 6:22PM

    sounds like a great supper. enjoy it.

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DAISYBELL6 10/26/2009 5:46PM

    What a wonderful coincidence! Keep working on that art and enjoy!


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Quiet Sunday

Sunday, October 25, 2009

It has been a very quiet day today. The sun is shining and temps are in the low 80's.Doesn't get much better than that.
I am glad to say my mood continued to get better as yesterday went along. Altho my eating got worse. I guess the comfort food had a lot to do with that. Needless to say my Food Demon did a number on me big time. Which lead to a false gain. I say false as I was too good for most of the week to have a gain.But I do have a real problem with fluid if I eat the wrong foods. My weight can change as much as 13# in one day just by what I eat. I know the weight will be gone tomorrow but For this past week I have a 4.4# gain. I will have it off and more next week. Absolutely.Can't let it pull me down or weight will go up for real.
Nothing much going on as it is just Bill watching TV in other room and me out here.
I was suppose to have lunch with my oldest daughter Joy but she had to work. I really didn't feel like going out so it worked out for the best. Life has a way of doing that.Working out for the best.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend

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KATIE233 10/26/2009 2:08PM

    hi eleni, sorry your daughter had to cancel. but at least it was work that kept her away. to bad you couldn,t enjoy the sunny day even a hour some where.maybe next time.i guess it,s time to make your soup again.keep trying to keep demon away. you are doing great! emoticon

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SAMISUE18 10/26/2009 3:24AM

    The false gains are the worst thank gosh they are just temp. I get them all the time.


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LKWQUILTER 10/25/2009 9:02PM

    I love your blogs cause they really touch me. I know about bad days that really drag you down and understand your battles with the food demon. I consider him a real food devil myself. You are way ahead of me in the battle though. Thanks for blogging. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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RURAL3 10/25/2009 8:40PM

    Great day Eleni and great attitude too. You know the cycle with the fluid. Its good that you can adjust your thinking because of it. Here's to a new week of great thinking and doing for all of us. emoticon

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DAISYBELL6 10/25/2009 8:03PM

    Life does have a way of working out for the best, if we let it!Glad your Sunday was peaceful.


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FEISTYMAMA 10/25/2009 4:56PM

    The temps have been mild here the last few days as well. Today was in the upper 60's. I have the sliding glass door open.

Cheers to next week being a good week!

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MIKROS2 10/25/2009 4:40PM

    I understand what you are saying about gaining and losing in a short time. It seems to be feast or famine for me, also. Have to be careful and not let discouragement get the upper hand.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sorry I did not blog yesterday. You really wouldn't have wanted me to as I was not a nice person. I pretty much hated everything. Too many nights of not sleeping and in pain all night long.Tired of always being on the outside watching other people enjoy life. Yeah Real pity potty time plus just angry. I have days that I am angry about every thing. I think anyone in poor health has these days. I can't always blog about it as I would like or I then have my sister calling asking me if I am ok. I love her dearly but sister when I am having a rough day the last thing I want to do is reassure you I am ok.I know you worry all the time but I can't help that.If I am seriously sick you will be first to know.But let me have my crappy days. They only last a day or so.
I didn't sleep again last night but that seems to be the way it is most of the time now. I am seriously rethinking our trip to Daytona. But it is still a few weeks away.I keep hoping as I lose weight some things will improve.
We did not get groceries yesterday and Bill came home and almost feel asleep on couch and I decided he needed a nap worse than we needed grocery store. We are suppose to go later.
He is having lunch with his kids and some friends from his 1st marriage. I was invited.But like I told him.why would I want to sit and listen to them talk about the days he was married to his first wife and they were all friends.I don't think so. I won't get to see Landon but as long as Bill does thats ok. I would feel very out of place and would have to act nice when I probably wouldn't want to.Plus his 1st wife will probably also be there. We are friends but this would be too much for me. So I stay at home.
I did call my daughter Joy about having lunch with her on Sunday.She has been trying to get me to for a few weeks. Since she had her problems with her boyfriend she now calls me a couple of times a week.Much better than few times a year she was. I left her a message to see if she wanted to just come here for lunch tomorrow. She should call soon. Another reason I got up instead of staying in bed.I turn phones off when I am trying to sleep. If it is important they will leave a message.
I did beat the food demon last night. This week I won 5 out of 7 so that is better. I never weigh until after my water pill has a chance to work so I am not sure what my weigh in will be. I should have a loss but sometimes even when we are good it doesn't always happen.
My total is now
57 14
So I am still way ahead.
I have been lifting my weights more now that I have them next to my computer. I think I will put another set out in living room. Then I have the area covered. I have a friend that keeps them in the bathroom. I don't think I will do that emoticon
Today is a beautiful day.Sun is shining and birds are singing. So I will be nice today if it kills me.I know some of you know exactly what I mean. Sorry no perky blog today.
Ok Bill just got back from somewhere so I will but on my nice face.
Have a good day everybody. Sorry for the non cheery blog. No one can be cheery all the time.

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SUNNY332 10/25/2009 9:15AM

    We all have days like this. Hope you get to feeling better and are able to get some rest soon.

Hang in there and do keep blogging.

Hugs, Sunny

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MARJIJANE 10/25/2009 12:42AM

    Oh, yes, my friend, I do understand! If we are happy disposition people most of the time, the world as we know it thinks it should be all of the time! It is good to recognize that those days come and go...but the food demon is around all the time. I like your record this week 5 of 7! You are making wonderful progress! I wish you a wonderful weekend!



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RURAL3 10/25/2009 12:13AM

    We all have our bad days. I guess you are allowed to have them too. But not for long. As sister said, Your turn is over. Keep kickin that food demon. emoticon

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DICHTAS 10/24/2009 6:54PM

  I hope you don't have a crappy day tomorrow.It's my turn to have those days.Feel better.
We are going to Debbie's Thursday. I will get to see my new first G/Grand baby..
Love You,Sister

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KATIE233 10/24/2009 2:47PM

    hi eleni, sorry to hear you were under the weather. hope today is better, you have sun that is good. we have clouds. i,m glad you beat the demon this week.good for you! emoticonhave a good weekend and maybe go out sometime this weekend. emoticon emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 10/24/2009 2:17PM

    I think we all have our witchy days, some have more than others. I think I have more witchy days than better days. emoticon Are you having a better day today?

I don't blame you for not going to lunch with Bill and friends. I'd feel out of place too. I hate having to put on a happy face and be fake around Jason's family. I usually remove myself from those situations. There's nothing wrong with that.

Great job on beating the Food Demon 5 times this week. I think that's wonderful!

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BIRDLEGS29 10/24/2009 1:52PM

    Feel bette? I think it helps to just get it out and be done with it and this is such a great place to do just that! We all have our bad days and all we can do is keep on keeping on. Hope today is a better day. emoticon

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

It is another beautiful day outside.

I have a big pot of soup simmering. I try to always have some of my soup ready at any time. It is just a good healthy veggie soup. No potatoes or pasta. It usually averages out to around 90 cal for 2 cups. Then I often add more broth and extra veggies when I eat it. I keep frozen okra and brocolli florets in freezer. I don't like added frozen veggies when I make soup.Always add some later as I eat it. I got a bag of chinese green beans and cooked them yesterday and used them and their broth. Chinese green beans are just like green beans only thinner and very long.They have much the same taste except for a very subtle different taste. I use most fresh veggies if I have then.If not I use canned. I have started using a can of small corn.You know the little ears of corn you get in chinese food. I get a can of those and cut then up into smaller pieces. And then any leftovers I find. I found about 1/4 pack of dry pork gravy and dumped that in. Altho it is basically the same soup I always add something. Sometimes it is just a added spice like chili powder. Ok Enough about my soup.
I did real good fighting off the Food Demon til 11 and then everything went you know where.I remembered where I hid some potato chips. So Demon won yesterday
But not today. I will beat my Food Demon today for sure.
I saw on another thread somewhere that Jillian Michaels of the Biggest Loser is getting a spin off show of her own.It is suppose to show that people at home can lose too. Might be interesting. I am always blown away by the losses on there.One guy just made a record for losing the most ever in 6 weeks. That can't be healthy.
Well my soup is ready and it smells great. So I am going to go get some.Have a great day

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LITTLEFLOWER011 10/23/2009 11:28PM

    Your soup does sound good. We are thinking about making a pot of WW Taco soup. We use 96/4 Ex-Lien Ground Beef. After the beef is cooked, I then rinse the meat in a colander with hot water. I've been using this method for 21 years and have converted many friends.

Rinsing the ground beef with hot water makes any fat go down the drain rather than in you. Just season after the rinsing.

Down right chilly here today.
Have a great weekend.

Comment edited on: 10/24/2009 12:15:15 AM

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NEWSTART127 10/23/2009 1:50AM

    LOVE your sky diving photo! That's soooooooo awesome!!! emoticon

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RURAL3 10/22/2009 10:12PM

    We could sure use some here today (soup that is). I am going to bed after only having 3 1/2 hrs sleep last night and no nap today. It will be sweet. Don't know if it is from lack of sleep but that sure does look like you and your sweetie. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 10/22/2009 8:53PM

    I love those little corn things. I don't know what they're called but they're tasty!

I don't hide my food. OK, I do, but not from myself, from my kids. LOL I know it's bad but I hide a few snacks. I treat myself so I don't fall off the wagon. I count out my treat and then put it away and go eat somewhere else. That way I'm not eating out of a bag or box and not counting how much is going in my mouth.

I so agree, I don't think losing weight so quickly is healthy. I haven't heard about Jillian's new show, but I'd watch it.

Good luck with the Food Demon tonight! You can do it!!!!

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SAMISUE18 10/22/2009 7:36PM

    The soup sounds very yummy. Have a wonderful Thursday!

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DICHTAS 10/22/2009 6:58PM

  Hey ,you didn't mention that that was you parachuting in tandem..
I think now that cooler weather is coming I need to make some soup .. I am struggling with my weight and eating lately..
You will beat the food demon and he will lose more than he wins. I have faith in you.. Joanne

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SHOAPIE 10/22/2009 5:33PM

    I love soup and frequently make some but not in large quantities since I live alone. I also use whatever's on hand. No 2 soups taste the same. I like the adventure of never knowing for sure how it will taste,altho I always know that it will be good.

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KAT7457 10/22/2009 3:08PM

    wow sent me some soup i am hungry!!! I M GOING TO HAVE TO DO THAT makes me hungry just thinking about you eating your homemake soup. enjoy LOL here in MN we could use some hot soup its cold and rainy ish

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HOME-BODY 10/22/2009 2:41PM

    You are always making great tasting soup my friend. Is that you in the are one brave lady. LOL


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COOLGIRL68 10/22/2009 1:33PM

    Sounds like great soup. Having some for lunch, too.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I am watching the Biggest Loser that I taped last night. We went to the local library for the book signing. It was nice to spend a little extra time with Angel and Brianna. They are here now doing some weekly cleaning for me. Angel so is busy and I appreciate them coming once a week to help with what I can't do. Plus it makes it easier for Bill too. They don't do the whole house but what they do is a big help. Now that we have the split bed it makes it a little harder to make. I need to get some more sheets tho.I have to get them off and have them ready for them.If I had extra set they would do that.Maybe this weekend. I found some at Target but we couldn't agree on color . I wanted the purple ones and Bill wanted a dirty brown color. So I will wait till we find a color we both like. Like what does it really matter what color we are sleeping on. We humans are strange creatures.
I did sleep better last night.Not good but better.
My eating has been good for several days now. Am not sure about today.It will be close.
OK Gotta go for now
I am not sure how clear this picture will be but here is one of my happiest memories

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KATIE233 10/22/2009 11:16PM

    oh eleni what a wonderful picture of you two.

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NEWSTART127 10/22/2009 12:33AM

    Oh Eleni, that picture is wonderful, you both look so happy! Thank you for sharing with us! emoticon

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SUNNY332 10/21/2009 7:58PM

    How nice that they are helping you all out some.

Great photo and yes, you do look very happy.

Hugs, Sunny

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RURAL3 10/21/2009 7:39PM

    Are you sure that's you? The nails aren't red. Hey what about some red sheets? emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 10/21/2009 7:24PM

    I love the picture of you and Bill. You two look so happy!

Bill has more balls than Jason. If I told Jason I wanted pink sheets, he'd tell me OK. We have a dolphin comforter so I usually buy blue or gray sheets. As you mention, nobody really sees them and all we do is sleep on them. I'm sure if you told Bill you really really really wanted them he'd be OK with that.

I've been DVRing the Biggest Loser and I completely forgot about it. Thanks for mentioning it. I just checked the DVR and I have 3 episodes to watch. I better watch one tonight and try to catch up.

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TILLIEBEE 10/21/2009 5:16PM

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