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Monday, November 16, 2009

Unfortunately I am still not feeling too good.Feel like a whiny box but I am really not.I am better with sleeping but having trouble with some dizziness.Hopefully it will pass.
I didn't count all my calories today.I watched what I ate but just wasn't up to counting every single thing like I normally do.But I am sure I am ok with calories.
I fixed our baked veggies tonight.I even thru in a handful of green beans to see how they would taste.They were good. Had a lot of veggies left over to add to my bagged soup when I fix some. I don't throw any leftover veggies away no matter how small.
Ok Just wanted to say hello. Sorry to be such a complainer.I hate that. I hope you are all doing ok
Guess who???

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MDMNINA 11/17/2009 12:37PM

    You are not complaining, you are venting! And that is a good thing.

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MPARKER67 11/17/2009 10:30AM

    What a beautiful picture. Keep resting and getting better every day.

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TILLIEBEE 11/17/2009 9:35AM

    Hope today is better and you feel good!
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DAISYBELL6 11/17/2009 8:12AM

    What a beautiful picture!

I hope you feel better soon.

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SUNNY332 11/17/2009 7:28AM

    Be very gentle with yourself right now and if the dizziness continues, please see you

I will be praying for you, my friend.

Hugs, Sunny

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FLORIDASUN 11/17/2009 7:09AM

    Hi dear one...take good care of yourself..maybe you are dizzy due to some of the meds? Just rest well and eat healthy...we love you dear sweet friend! Take good care of yourself okay? I love that pic...I bet it's baby adorable..then and still now...! emoticon

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RURAL3 11/16/2009 10:19PM

    I think its baby Eleni. What do I win? Don't worry about the stress of adding up calories when you know you are doing ok. It is better to lay down and rest. I'm praying for you.. emoticon

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WHOAMOMMA 11/16/2009 9:14PM

    Take it easy and let your body tell you how your doing. Don't want a secondary illness laying you even lower.

You'll get back up soon.

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DENISE245 11/16/2009 8:47PM

    Hope you start feeling better real soon.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/16/2009 8:26PM

    I hope you start feeling better soon! I was dizzy the past few weeks as well. It turns out my blood pressure was high. I'm good now. Take care of yourself.

I'm sending hugs your way. emoticon

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

We all know someone who’s been having a rough time or someone who’s luck seems to always run short. What can you do about it? You can remember that we all have bad days and offer support. Think about how much it means to you when someone offers a shoulder or helping hand when you’re having a bad day. Use that feeling of gratitude to help someone else. Become someone’s inspiration and hope, showing them that it is okay to stumble, offering a hand, and helping them up again!

This is a rough road for us all. It is so wonderful to have our spark friends to help us along the way
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FLORIDASUN 11/17/2009 7:06AM

    Hi my dear friend...this blog is so thoughtful and so insightful and so kind and could only have come from are a beautiful friend and a wonderful inspiration to all of us....can't wait to see you in early December..I get to enjoy your company...yay! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWSTART127 11/16/2009 2:41AM

    Eleni, I so needed to read this today... thank you for sharing this with us.

The support, caring, and camaraderie here are amazing.

Chocolate Ritz Crackers???

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FLORIDAFLUTIST 11/15/2009 11:41PM

    Very well said. Thank you for sharing those thoughtful words!

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RURAL3 11/15/2009 10:34PM

    I'm with you emoticon

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SHOAPIE 11/15/2009 9:41PM

    Amen sister! emoticon emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 11/15/2009 9:02PM

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LOSINIT52 11/15/2009 7:42PM

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So true!
I'm a firm believer in Karma.
Thanks for the reminder my friend.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/15/2009 7:21PM

    Thanks for being my friend! emoticon

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CHRISTY60 11/15/2009 6:49PM

    We should be so thankful for Spark People. I need it !!!!

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SUNNY332 11/15/2009 6:27PM

    You got that one right, Eleni. We all need each other on this journey.

Thanks a great post.

Hugs, Sunny

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A Better Day

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I didn't realize til late that I didn't blog yesterday and was just too late to fool with it.
Today has been a better day.The past week has been a rough one. I did sleep a little better last night.
We went to grocery store and as usual spent way too much. (Robin We could not find chocolate ritz crackers. We looked. We found some that had flecks of chocolate in peanut butter filling )
They opened a new Sweet bay next to our Winn Dixie but parking lot was a zoo. We decided we didn't want to check it out that bad.
The cheese I checked out is swiss with horseradish in it.Makes it a very sharp tasting cheese. I also got a new pear to try.It is a tiny pear about the size of a small lemon. We did get some new crisp ritz double sided crackers. Not bad.
Ok I lost 1.4# and I beat Food Demon 4 times this week. My total is now 69 23
I added 2 new photos that do show I have lost. Or I think I look thinner.Not a lot but some anyway.
Well I better go as my brother will be here any minute.He asked to come 3 times this week and I told him no because I wasn't up to company.
Hope you are all having a good weekend. Oh I did play around with my spark page.Not sure I like it.I may change it again tomorrow. i think it might be too bright.I wanted it be be more cheery.But it may be more on the more blinding side emoticon

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RURAL3 11/14/2009 11:02PM

    You are doing great. Keep up the good work. I have had horseradish cheese which I love but I am sure it is not swiss because I hate swiss. Chocolate ritz??? never heard of such a thing. Let me know if you find them. I am going now to check out your page. emoticon

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DMLADKINS 11/14/2009 10:38PM

    I really am encouraged when I stop by your page. Just wanted to share that.

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TILLIEBEE 11/14/2009 9:43PM

    The horseradish cheese sounds wonderful! Love horseradish!!!!!
Your page looks sweet!
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LOSINIT52 11/14/2009 9:16PM

    Wow you sure CAN see the difference!
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Just goes to show what hard work can do.

The new page is pretty. Think I should change my page one of these days too.
But Eleni... what are you thinking... why would you even look for those chocolate Ritz crackers. emoticon emoticon emoticon
That would be too much. They will not be allowed in MY house.
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SUNNY332 11/14/2009 5:45PM

    The new photos on your page look great and you do look thinner. Awesome!

We are on our way out the door - headed to a get together of DH's Cousins.

Have a good Sunday.


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CRAZYGAGRANNY 11/14/2009 5:40PM

    emoticonYes I can tell you have been "shedding" those pounds! Looking good!

Glad to hear you are feeling better! Hope you have a really nice visit with your brother! Family is so important!

Be waiting for our next update! Till then have a wonderful day!


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FEISTYMAMA 11/14/2009 5:29PM

    Jason bought the peanut butter Ritz with chocolate but I didn't eat any. I couldn't pass up the chocolate covered Ritz though. The box states "limited time only". I saw them on an end cap on an aisle I don't go down all the time. Those end caps are dangerous!!!! Did you get the cracker with a pretzel on one side?

Way to go for losing 1.4 pounds! I checked out the pictures and you can totally tell you've lost weight!

Honestly, I like your yellow page. Yellow isn't my favorite color but it does make me happy. I had a yellow kitchen at my old place and I miss it. If this yellow is too hard on your eyes maybe try a softer shade.

I hope you had a great visit with your brother!!

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Getting there

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I am getting better each day.I even slept better last night. Then took two naps.
Thanks for all the concern and well wishes.You are all the beast. Coming to the spark family has been one of the best things I have done.
Haven't been doing much but then I don't even on a good day. I have to deal with bad days all he time.It is like I tell the doc.I never feel real good but I do have some days that are not as bad. So as I have said in the past I just take it easy and do even less on bad days.
We are waiting til Sat to get groceries as there is a new Sweet Bay having their grand opening and we will try it out.It is across the street from where we go.
I am going to see if I can find fresh turkey breast and have it grown. We tried pork chop cube steaks last week and the were good. I am also going to get a very small piece of some kind of cheese I have never had. I have run out of new fruits that I want to try. I do have some greek vanilla yogurt I got last week but haven't tried it yet. And I still have a butternut squash I need to cook with Bobbi's recipe.
I have Bill ruined now for eating fish out now.Once in awhile when we do go out he will get some fried fish.ALmost all places have thick batter on it.Not true southern. I made some about 6weeks ago and he loved it. So I made some tonight.I have decided that once a month will not kill us. We usually have fresh fish once a week either sautéed with small amount of olive oil or baked in some way.
Angel and Brianna came by yesterday to do some stuff for me.She had her friends baby and I almost made her leave.The baby cried for at least 15 minutes. I am too old for that. Then Angel went and got a pillow off my bed and let her bury her face in it and she was fine. Was quiet and even started playing and smiling.Crawling all over living room and having a good time. She didn't want to eat for Angel so the old expert took over.We double teamed her.Angel held her up and I shoved the baby sweet potatoes food in. I had crocked potted some chicken and gravy broth for supper. I gave her some of the broth and she loved that. Her mom would have died.New mommy.I didn't give her much and there was nothing in it that would hurt her. I love good babies but too old for noisy ones.
I got the invites for our Christmas get to gether done and will get them mailed tomorrow.We will be doing it the Sunday after Christmas.
Bill and I have decided to cancel our trip to Daytona and made other plans for Thanksgiving.We have to go to Fort Myers the following weekend and 2 trips that close together is too much for me. I am really looking forward to Ft Myers as I will be meeting a spark pal and Bill and I are going to Butterfly Estate.
There was a commercial on that just reminded me of Brianna.They came by this weekend so Angel could borrow Bill's ladder and Brianna was driving. So funny to us but not for her. I teased her about having both her Mom and her Mom's boyfriend back seat driving her. I told her one thing she never had to worry about was driving my car as I don't let anyone. Then I backtracked and said if I got totally dilapidated I might need her to drive. We did feel sorry for her.She is just learning and driving a full sized pickup with two people yakking at every move she makes. i never could teach my kids as I didn't have the patience.Bill taught all but the oldest boy.Better him than me. emoticon
Well it is time to relax and watch TV with hubby. I will try to caught up with my emails later

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MDMNINA 11/14/2009 1:45PM

    Relax and rest, my friend. And here's to the day when you can say "I feel good!". I just know that day will come.

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MPARKER67 11/13/2009 11:37AM

    Glad you are feeling better. When my son was learning to drive, I took him once. I couldn't deal with it either.

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CANBDONE 11/13/2009 10:09AM

    It's good to hear you're getting're a trooper...a survivor....a fighter. Your spirit is strong, even if your body betrays you. I love you, Sister Woman! emoticon

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MICKEY341 11/12/2009 10:53PM

    I am so glad you are feeling better. I can tell by the way you that weird?
Things are about the same here. Ted has good days and bad days, but lately more good, thank God!
I have something you might want to try. Do you like eggplant? I sliced an eggplant and sprinkled it with salt and let it sit in a colander for about 30 minutes to drain. I sprayed a 9X13 pyrex dish with olive oil . Put one layer of eggplant, spray with evoo, sprinkle with garlic powder (if not watching salt content, I use Mccormick California garlic salt with parsley). Then a layer of sliced portobella mushrooms, spray with evoo, slice two tomatoes to layer on top and spray with evoo and add more garlic powder/salt. Bake at 350 until done. I think I left it in for about 1:15 minutes. When done sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. I use bulk and grate it as needed. It was good...ever better the next day. It freezes well. (By spraying evoo, it uses very little oil)
Tell us what kind of new cheese you tried? I love cheese...
Take care of ya, Wanda

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RURAL3 11/12/2009 10:51PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sounds like you had a full day. Did I read that you guys tried to smother that baby in a pillow? It must be late while I am reading this. And no fried fish once a month won't hurt you. You need to have some things you are enjoying just not real often. You are doing great.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/12/2009 8:59PM

    Greek yogurt? Your grocery store has a unique selection of foods!

Poor Brianna! I learned to drive on my mom's mini van and my sister's Ford F-150 extended bed pick-up truck that we used to haul the horses. I never drove it with the trailer because I would've crashed! I never want to drive something so big again.

I'm glad you're starting to feel better.

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Trying to be positive

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I want to thank
,Floridasun and all the others for their concern and well wishes. I am ok.I just have a very bad heart and when I don't at least half way sleep the old ticker doesn't like it. Plus I had a bad spell over the weekend.So it is going to take a few days for me to get back to my normal aches and pains.
It is a dreary day today.Windy and overcast.No rain yet.We are in the 70's which is nice.
Angel and Brianna will be here later to do some housework for me.I will get rid of those 2 cookies in freezer. Have some chicken in crock pot so supper is cooking itself. Just need to throw some potatoes in there.I may just boil a few and they can put gravy from crock pot on them. Ok my dear friends I think I will go lay down for awhile. I will be fine.Just having some rough days. I have to get better.I will be meeting Floridasun in a few weeks. I won't miss that.
Still battling my Food Demon.He sure is tough lately.

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MPARKER67 11/12/2009 11:20AM

    Rest and get better. How fun to have a meeting scheduled to meet another sparker. emoticon
You have beat the food demon more than he beats you and you will do it again. emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 11/12/2009 7:25AM

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Glad your pretty girls came to clean for you. That's a nice treat.
Rest and get better!!!!
Thinking of you!

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2BFREE2LIVE 11/12/2009 1:13AM

    Sure miss you when I don't see you post. Hope your feeling better real soon. We all love you dearly. emoticonhere is a butterfly for you I know you love them so. Hugs. Sandy

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KATIE233 11/11/2009 10:44PM

    that is good. i like the kitty.

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KATIE233 11/11/2009 10:06PM

    hope you will feel better soon. emoticon

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SHOAPIE 11/11/2009 6:39PM

    Oh, dear Eleni I wish I had the perfect cure for your sleep problems. I would send it in a heartbeat. Hopefully tonight is the night. emoticon emoticon

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CANBDONE 11/11/2009 4:06PM

    I love you, Eleni. Please rest and do the things that you need to do to get back to your normal aches and pains. You mean so much to so many of us. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 11/11/2009 2:51PM

    Take it easy and make sure to take care of yourself!! I'm thinking about and hope you fell better soon.

By the way, looks like you learned how to cheat on Bejeweled! emoticon

I'm sending you a BIG hug!!


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LOSINIT52 11/11/2009 2:51PM

    We DO worry about you dear friend. You need to keep your energy up and keep working on that positive attitude.
You're a kind soul and have so many who care about you.
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