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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This guy was gathering nuts this morning. I am hoping to take a photo trip somewhere soon.I am limited by what lands in back yard.

I actually went out last night. I have not gone anywhere in months as i hurt my groin and walking as been very difficult.My highlight of the week has been a trip to grocery store on weekend. But I mentioned that my friend Debbie was giving a talk on "The Artist Within" at local art center. I went as moral support . She had a good turnout.One of people was a teacher that I was taking classes with for awhile.She is a very good artist that mostly does fantasic colored pencil pictures but also does pen and ink. She was kind enough to allow me in her class and she was helping me with pen and ink. I had to stop her classes as I was quite ill for the end of last year and first part of this year. But it was nice to see her and talk to her.They had a show on walls and I saw 3 of her pictures were of course very good.
But back to Debbie.She gave a great program and you would never know she was nervous.And once she got going she was more relaxed herself.The people loved her. I knew they would.I do hope she gets a few clients from the free talk.She is a very good hypnotist who cares about her clients. Enough about her as her head will get way too big emoticon She keeps a close watch on me by reading my blog daily. But I also do the same thing by reading her blog.
I go see my heart doctor today and for once I am really looking forward to it.He is going to be so happy with my weight loss. He was thrilled last time and I have lost more. He has never nagged or been nasty about the weight. He has told me more than once that I was between a rock and a hard place. Because of extremely bad knees and very weak heart I can not exercise at this time. But he did say last time if I continue to lose I might be able to start exercising. he also said he would love to decrease some of my meds.I now take 39 pills a day. I am a walking pharmacy. Except for pain I feel better than I have in years. And a lot of it is due to losing weight.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/12/2008 8:02PM

    That bird is so pretty!

I bet it was nice to get out! I can't believe you're taking 39 pills a day! I hope you'll be able to lower the pill count soon! You're doing a great job with your weight loss and you have all your Spark friends to help you along!!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I am so frustrated trying to maneuver around the web site. I have had so much trouble the last few days. I have to constantly login and it is soooooo slow to get around the site. I did not have this problem last week.I tried to send an email to help desk and even had trouble doing that. Ok I am thru venting but it makes it hard . I try to visit all my friends blogs and all my teams and I am pulling my hair out.
On to other things.
I tried my purple potatoes last night. Taste exactly like regular potatoes. I made baked fries with mine.I even had a bite of raw potato. No difference. I don't think I would want them boiled or mashed as color is a turn off for me. There are certain colors that foods should be and I don't like weird coloring.
My eating has been very bad the last few days.Eating way too much.All healthy stuff but calories are calories and my food chart doesn't lie. Have to get it down again.
I haven't gone anywhere except grocery store in weeks.Mainly because of pain in groin where I pulled a muscle.But I am going to a talk by my hyptomist friend Debbie. It is a talk on "The artist within" I am only a wannabe artist who hasn't touched my art in months but I am going for moral support. But it will be interesting to see her in action. I have never seen her at a speaking engagement before. I have no doubt she will do a great job.
Today is a beautiful day .Sun is shining and it isn't too hot.It is great to live in Florida

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VEGEFARMER 11/12/2008 12:45AM

    I wondered where you were. LOL. Just love getting your messages. purple potatoes are for purple people eaters. Laughing here again. We only grow white ones, no pun intended. However today I am eating fennel, had it last week & loved it. Now looking for lots of new ways to enjoy this amazing flavour.
Sure hope that the pulled muscle gets better soon, also hope the artist within emerges soon. Lots of love & hugs.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/11/2008 8:33PM

    I bought potato chips in the health food aisle at the store and it has a mixture of white, russet, and blue potatoes. My husband won't eat them because the blue turns him off. I figured if I didn't like them I wouldn't eat them. They taste slightly different but not enough to not like them.

I wonder why you're having trouble with the website. That's strange. I hope you don't continue to have problems. emoticon

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Monday, November 10, 2008

I have been having trouble getting around the web site.All of a sudden it takes forever for pages to open and I have to log in constantly.Very frustrating.
I tried the purple striped eggplant and it was good. I just sliced it and dipped it in water then in a few bread crumbs. I put some on my stove top grill and some in oven.I liked the ones in oven best.And they are very low in calories so I will try them again.In fact they had another strange looking one that I might try. I am going to try the purple potatoes tonight. The color kinda turns me off but I will give them a try.
Nothing new.Trying to get better focused on my goal to lose.Have been faltering some the last few days.It does not get easier for me as time goes by.It gets harder and this is a dangerous time for me. So I am kicking myself in butt and hopefully I won't screw up.


New Veggie

Sunday, November 09, 2008

I got this yesterday and man working in produce department didn't know anything about it.It is in the eggplant family. I will give it a try.Am not sure how I am going to cook it. I am curious as to what it will look like when I slice it.
Nothing much going on today.Just a quiet day. I am half-way finished with my Stephen King book Eye of the dragon. It isn't a horror book.It is a fantasy book he wrote for his daughter.Has kings and bad wizard. I don't read horror books and do not go to horror movies.I have never been able to understand what is entertaining about being scared to death.Maybe because I am a coward at heart or maybe because I have had a few times in my life when I have been terrified for real. Trust me.There is no joy in that.
I just saw on TV where they are going to have a special on the Jonestown suicides. That is another thing that amazes.How one man could get 1100 people to willingly poison themselves and all of their children. They actually practiced doing it before they did it. The will to live is so strong and the instinct to protect our children is so strong. Some of you younger people may not remember this insident.It happened in1978. I will not watch the special as I find it very disturbing.
On a brighter note. I updated my Christmas Challenge Tree.I now have 17 ornaments on it. I keep it right on my refridgerator door to remind me.It is a good incentive for me.
Ok that's it for me. Later Gator emoticon

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MIMZY08 11/10/2008 8:29PM

    Wow! 17 ornaments! That is awesome! emoticon

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

This guy comes every morning and jumps into bamboo tree.I am only guessing he is looking for bird eggs as birds are always hiding in tree.That is reason hawk comes to back yard so much.
Today is grocery day.My big outing for the week. They will have all the candy reduced and I will have to put blinders on as I go by display. That is worse part of holiday's for me.Every where you go.Candy,candy and more candy.
Nothing exciting going on.Same old same. I did make myself a cup of decaf coffee this morning.I rarely drink coffee anymore.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/8/2008 9:31AM

    MMMM, candy sounds good right about now. I'm feeling deprived today. Last weekend we went to Target and my husband wanted to go down the Halloween candy aisle to see what was on sale. Like an idiot I agreed to go with him. I kept telling myself I just wanted to look. When we turned down the aisle, all the candy was gone!!! The shelves were empty! I was relieved. When I go to the grocery store I don't even go down those aisles. It's pure torture!

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