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Not a Good Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sorry folks but I just don't feel like blogging.Nothing serious.Just a bad night of not sleeping so just wiped out today.I will be fine tomorrow.I am just going to try to answer my spark emails. I will be back tomorrow.
I did beat Fod Demon last night

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SUNNY332 11/11/2009 7:52AM

    We all have days like this. Hope you got a good nights rest last night and you are feeling much better today.

Hugs, Sunny

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SHOAPIE 11/11/2009 12:13AM

    I hope you are back to your usual self tomorrow. Get a good nights sleep tonight and we'll see you tomorrow. emoticon

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MICKEY341 11/10/2009 11:59PM

    Dear Friend, I'm sorry you are not feeling well today. Just hope you get a good rest tonight and that you are up and att'um tomorrow. Sleep well

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MPARKER67 11/10/2009 10:18PM

    emoticon emoticon Feel better.

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DETERMINEDANGI 11/10/2009 9:35PM

    emoticon I loved that you blogged about not feeling like blogging. I love you!!

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RURAL3 11/10/2009 9:06PM

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DAISYBELL6 11/10/2009 9:01PM

    Tomorrow's another day. Hope you sleep better tonight!


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LOSINIT52 11/10/2009 8:45PM

    Take care of yourself. Hope you feel like your old self tomorrow. Have a good night sleep.
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FEISTYMAMA 11/10/2009 8:32PM

    Feel better my dear! I hope you have a better night's sleep tonight.

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A Good Day

Monday, November 09, 2009

Today has been a good day.I feel like I actually got some stuff done.
I usually am pretty lazy in the am.I often don't take shower and get dressed until the afternoon. But by 10 am I was up showered and dressed.
Then I hit the laundry room. Bill built me a shelf and a line to hang clothes on. But because of a combination of laziness and convenience nothing ever leaves that room. I have a basket that things that don't need folded go.No I don't fold undies.
Well.I took all clothes on hangers and put them in my room. Took things Bill had on hangers like my night gowns off and put in a drawer.Then took everything else in living room and got it all separated.Then took all that to bedroom for drawers. It will be interesting to see how fast laundry room fills up again. emoticon
Next it was kitchen time.I made my huge weekly pot of soup. Then when it cooled I put it in bags and part in freezer and part in fridge.
Then I fixed Angel a sample bottle of my spice mix that I made up for using all the time.If she likes it I will make another for her for x-mas. I got tired or having to grab container after container so I made a big container with all in it. I guess you could call it my all seasons jar
Have done good with eating today. I shouldn't have any problem beating my Food Demon.I know Famous last words.
I also got tickets to see the play The Color Purple on Nov 29. Bill doesn't want to go but he is a good sport about it. We will use my wheel chair which gives us much more leg room plus great seats.
So it was a very productive day. Tomorrow I will rest.
Hope you are all having a good day

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KATIE233 11/10/2009 2:15PM

    glad you had a good day! hopefully tomorrow too.

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JOURNEY557 11/10/2009 12:47PM

    oooh...spices, you sould email me the receipe. My husband is always cooking and loves to spice things up.

Yesterday he made up the Italian bake Recipe from this sparks site. Its awesome, and a cup of it is only two points. I mixed it with 1/2 cup of brown rice, and 1/2 cup cut up chicken breast. MMMM, its very good

We are going to Atlantic City tonight, hoping to catch the new Scrooge movie at their IMAX theater. That should give us a head start into the Christmas Holidays.

Looking forward to our Thanksgiving week in the cabin.



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SUNNY332 11/10/2009 9:27AM

    You did have an awesome day!

Glad Bill is being a good sport about the play. You will enjoy it.

Hugs, Sunny

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DAISYBELL6 11/10/2009 8:03AM

    Busy lady! What a good idea for the spices. Hope you enjoy the play!

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JUDY1676 11/10/2009 12:11AM

    Sounds like a good day! Enjoy the play!

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RURAL3 11/9/2009 10:32PM

    What a great idea mixing up those spices. You do sound energetic today and I am rooting for your side to win tonight. I am still working on leaves. The yard is mostly clear but now I am getting them off the pool cover. emoticon

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LAUREN518 11/9/2009 9:29PM

    I get pretty lazy at times also. but realize when the weight comes off it will get better! Good luck on your journey, I have a long one ahead of me also! keep your spirits up we can do this! emoticon emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 11/9/2009 9:15PM

    Do you want to share your seasoning mix or is it a secret?

I haven't done much around the house lately. I've been lacking motivation. I've been to the doctor but so far they don't know what's going on. I've decided to start heading back to the RecPlex regularly. Hopefully that will help. My hubby is going to join me again.

I have a metal stand thing on wheels that I hang my clothes on to dry. Similar to what they have at laundry mats. I don't dry any of my shirts so I needed a place to hang them. At my old place we used to hang them on our shower curtain rod but we would have to move the shirts to shower. It was a pain in the butt. The laundry pole thing works out great.


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Sunday, November 08, 2009

It has been quiet here. I have been taking it real easy since my little spell last night. Just took a short nap.For some reason I woke up thinking a cup of coffee sounded so good. So I made a cup and it does taste good.LOL.
I did very well with calories yesterday..Not feeling well helped.So far I am doing good today.But I usually do good until late evening.
The wind has picked up outside and it is cloudy now. We are suppose to get some rain.We always need rain here.
I ordered a new kitchen gadget yesterday. I will show it when I get it and test it out.
I am going to order some Christmas cards in a minute.It will be time to send them out before long. ANyone that would like to exchange Christmas cards let me know and we can exchange addresses either on spark mail or regular email. I love Christmas cards. I just have to remember to send out the ones to other countries early.
Ok It is rather boring around here.Hope you are having a good weekend

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RURAL3 11/8/2009 7:33PM

    We just got back from a drive to souther WI. Walked along Lake Geneva and stopped to eat. I did get a treat. The weather was so beautiful. Now we are back home and it is very quiet too. I am glad you are feeling better. You can do this tonight Eleni. You will be able to stay within your calories. I just love to have a cup of coffee sometimes too for no reason at all. It is comforting. emoticon

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DICHTAS 11/8/2009 7:07PM

  Quiet here too. I am not ready to think about Christmas yet. You always have your cards out early. Hope we do get some rain from storm in the Gulf.. we need it.
I could do better with calories but haven't this week.I'll start new tomorrow.Joanne

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FLORIDASUN 11/8/2009 6:30PM

    Yes, yes, lets exchange Christmas cards! That will be fun...I'll sparkmail. I wish you lived closer to wouldn't be bored thats for sure..we'd be to busy getting into trouble..yes we would! Take care of your beautiful self my friend! emoticon

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SUNNY332 11/8/2009 5:46PM

    Yea, another new kitchen gadget. I can't wait. Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me.

I would love to share Christmas Cards with my, my friend. I know exactly which one I want to sent to you. I will e-mail you privately.

Hugs, Sunny

Christmas??? It will be here before you know it.
so long Mr. emoticon Hello emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 11/8/2009 5:14PM

    It's been a quiet day here too. The weather is somewhat decent again today so I have the windows open. All this fresh air should help my son sleep tonight!

Oh goodie, another kitchen gadget. I love your posts about them. I look forward to seeing it.

I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner. All the stores have Christmas stuff out. Super Wal-Mart had a bunch of Christmas candy out already. We bought our 1st Christmas gift of the season yesterday. So it begins...

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Well lets get the bad stuff out of the way. I had a 2.2# gain.This has been a bad few weeks. The Food Demon beat me 5 out of the last 7 days.Not good in anyway.Three of the days were just by a little bit but two were shameful. My record is now
I told Bill today that if I don't have a good loss next week he can buy locks and we will lock everything down when he goes to bed.Think I am joking.Naught.If that is what it takes I will do it. If I can't fight clean I will fight him dirty. But I will win.I am sick of losing and gaining.
Ok Enough of that
I went to the thrift store that was closed last sunday.Bill bought a cap and I spent 30 cents for 3 measuring tablespoons. Real big spenders.I was going to look at books but didn't see them.When we checked out there was a lady in front that had a couple I would have bought.But I was tired so I will look next time. I was looking for a small red coffee cup.I have 2 nice ones but they are medium size.My new one cup coffee maker makes just that.8 oz. cup of coffee. I do need to go to their web site as coffee isn't real hot.This machine was not cheap and I shouldn't have to put cup in microwave. I don't drink coffee often but when I do I want the coffee hot.
Ok What else. Oh As most of you know I do try to try new foods all the time when I find something. While Bill was getting his deli meat I noticed Munster cheese.I asked Bill what it tasted like. He didn't know.So I told him to buy 1 slice so I could try it.He asked the lady for 1 slice and mentioned I wanted to see what it tasted like.She gave us a slice.We split it.It was ok.Nothing special.It wasn't bad at all but it was very mild.I like very sharp tasting cheese. I told Bill next week I want to try that cheese I always hear about that is real stinky. Bill says it is Lindberger cheese.
Angel came by to borrow Bill's ladder and I gave her a list of spices I use a lot and told her she could buy a jar once a week and that was what she can give me for christmas. After she left she called me to tell me she wanted the same thing only a revolving set like I have. That will be easy.

I'm back.I started this a few hours ago but got real dizzy and wipedout.Had to go to bed and try to rest. After a few hours I am better.Ate a couple of tangerines and some soup.This happens every once in awhile. I can not function when it does. I almost went to ER but I knew if I just stayed in bed for awhile I would be ok.
So I will say goodnight for now and go chill in my recliner

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FLORIDASUN 11/8/2009 6:27PM

    Hi Ms Eleni my friend..isn't that weird about feeling light headed last night? I felt exactly the same way for a short period..I really felt like I was getting the flu or something. I immediately took about 3,000 mg of Vit. C. some Echineachea (herb that helps boost your immune system), a B12 vit dot that melts under your tongue, and then a green mix that is full of great vitamins and did the trick I feel back in the pink today..and I hope you do to!

I love feta cheese with the greek spices in it. I love, love, love blue cheese, and extra sharp cheddar...we are alike in our cheese palates...I like sharp and pungent cheeses soooo much and so do you...big hug! emoticon emoticon

I'll get that map to you...I'll work on it this week..okay..okay!

Take real good care of yourself and ditch that candy!!! emoticon

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SUNNY332 11/8/2009 7:10AM

    At least you are ahead of the food demon. That should be encouraging. If you are snacking at night, try to change your schedule a little bit - maybe have snacks higher in protein which will help decrease the desire for any high carb goodies.

Also - I have found if I am craving carbohydrates in the evenings, I probably have not had enough protein during the day. Your body needs energy and it will get it where it can...thus the cravings.

Hang in there and keep fighting that old food demon. Hugs, Sunny

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RURAL3 11/7/2009 10:26PM

    For the week you have had your weight gain was not too bad. Not that I am condoning it mind you. emoticon I think you should definitely call about that coffee pot. There is no reason it should not be hot. Is there a temp control on it? We can put ours on L M H for the heat too. Check that first. You are right about the Munster cheese. I think it is bland too. But one of my girls loves it. Oh well. I am glad to hear you are going to kick that demon's butt again. Except I thought we drowned him.
Hope you get back to feeling better soon. Take care of yourself.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/7/2009 9:17PM

    I hope you're feeling better! Are there alot of sick people in Florida with the flu? Around here, if you don't have to go to the ER right now, don't. There are sick people everywhere.

We have a HUGE cheese section at the grocery store I shop at. I don't like the sharp cheese, but I like mild flavored cheese. There's a brand of cheese called Hoffman's that has a yummy garlic cheese. My son and I can eat a brick of that in one sitting if we let ourselves. I love provolone cheese right now. YUM. We also have a place called Mars Cheese Castle not far from my house. They have so many different cheeses it's insane. They fresh cheese curds are yummy and the Chicken Noodle Soup cheese wasn't bad either.

The spice idea you gave Angel was a good idea, and inexpensive. I used to have a spice rack but when we moved we left it with the house. I don't have one now. I think I might get a revolving one. Thanks for the idea!

Your record with the Food Demon is still good! You better keep a positive attitude. You've done it before, you can certainly do it again. I'm rooting for you!!

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Friday, November 06, 2009

emoticon Happy to say I defeated the Food Demon last night.And it looks good tonight. I have no idea where I will be when I weigh in tomorrow as my weight has been all over the place this week. But I am still struggling but thanks to encouragement and some butt kicks I am trying hard to get myself focused again. I did it before and the only thing stopping me now is ME.
I won't get to see my childhood friend afterall. I was expecting her to get here today and when she didn't show up by 4 I called her cell. She lives in Tenn. She got about half way here and started getting sick.Turns out she has the flu.She turned around and went back home. It was a little disappointing. It took us 40 years to find each other a couple of years back. It just wasn't meant to be.
Did spend some time with my brother and that was nice.
Bill's foot is still bothering him and is swollen.No redness or bruising. But he still went bowling.Priorities.LOL He bowled better with bad foot than he has in weeks.Go figure.
I just tried to make some popcorn and it took 5 tries.The first 4 didn't pop and started burning the paper. The 5th time i had popcorn.
Ok I will say goodnight. Enjoy your weekend.This is my grand daughter Kayla and grandson Christopher
The weather here is great.It was in the high 70's with sun shining.Very nice.

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LOSINIT52 11/7/2009 11:22AM

    Glad you're getting in the groove again. You are sooooo worth it. Remember that.
Sorry the visit didn't work out. Looks like a year to watch out for illness though so better she turned around than continued to the reunion.
Have a great weekend.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/7/2009 10:18AM

    Way to go on beating the Food Demon! You'll get back into sync. It's not an easy road but you're doing great!!!

I hope your friend feels better. At least she didn't get there and then start feeling sick. Maybe she can come visit soon.

High 70's is perfect temps for me! It's supposed to be unseasonably warm here today. They're calling for a high of 65. I can't wait to open the windows for a bit.

Have a great Saturday!

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SUNNY332 11/7/2009 7:51AM

    Sounds great and I love your attitude! Nothing will stand in your way now - not even you. We are our own worst enemies, that is for sure.

Love the photo of the grands. It is going to be in the 70's here today also so I am taking my 88 year old father fishing. Wish us luck.

Hugs, Sunny

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2BFREE2LIVE 11/7/2009 2:14AM

    Sounds like you had a good Friday.
Sorry Bills foot is still bothering him. The bowling should have helped :)
Get some rest and good for you beating the food demon.
Have a great weekend. Sandy

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RURAL3 11/6/2009 10:30PM

    You go girl!!! emoticon I knew you could do it.
Funny where men put their priorities isn't it? emoticon They probably wonder about us too though.

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