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Monday, January 04, 2010

Ok I know it doesn't compare to most of you but it is chilly here in Florida. It was suppose to maybe freeze last night but it didn't where I live.Bill brought all my plants in or covered others.Something he hates doing. So now have to decide when to take them back outside. Just stuck my head out the door and it is chilly.But I am nice and warm here in the house. I do not do cold weather well.
I beat again and it does feel good. Thats two down and about a million more to go. emoticon
Once again I did a dumb thing. I told you how the DVD started working so I don't need the extra player in there.Well!!!!!!!!!!!! I went back to do my other zookinesis tape after supper and the container was empty.So my bright brain tells me it must be in the DVD player we could not get to even open. I tried for 30 minutes and then unplug it and took it to Bill.I told him to take that sucker apart and get me my dvd.So he does. And guess what?? It is empty. I was flabergasted. So I go back in room to search all the drawers etc. Then as an after thought I decide to look at Bills little table. Guess what was under all his crap.My DVD. Oh well. I have my DVD and I am happy.
I got all my morning trio's done for a total of 55 mimutes. After supper I will do a stretching one. So exercising is going good.I know I am doing all easy stuff but thats all I can do and that is better than nothing.
I am also making every meal last a min. of 20 minutes.Easy you say.Maybe for you but not me.I make sure I chew 20 times and count to 20 between each bite. They (whoever that is ) say it works.
We finished our domino game which takes two evenings and Bill beat me by 19 point on last two games. I was ahead the whole time but then got caught with a lot of points.Too many to recover but it was fun.
Ok Thats enough for today.I have a few things to get done.Have a wonderful day my friends.2010 will be our year

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MICKEY341 1/4/2010 10:25PM

    Hi Friend,
Loved you DVD story...sounds pretty close to home to me!
Sorry your weather turned yucky. I envy you being able to keep things out side this time of year. We have had the worse winter weather in years. I hate to complain, when I know there are those who have a lot worse weather, but I'm a whimp!We still have snow from Christmas Eve.
You motivated me to get on the treadmill. Started to ignore it today as I was short of breath. But I didn't feel any worse doing it as I did sitting on my ---! Thanks.
You really are a great motivator, I really don't have any health problems, and I need you to get me up and moving! You are a great friend!
Now if you could just get me moving toward getting my tree down! We just had our Christmas with the kids on Fri. and friends on Sat. That is first on the list tomorrow!
Stay warm, my friend. And give Bill an extra hug, from me, for taking such good care of you.

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    Ms. Eleni, I want you to know how very impressed I am with the way you have customized a workout according to your abilities and needs. Your determination and your actually doing it have motivated me to get moving, too. I absolutely hate to exercise. There, I said it. Please don't let that be discouraging to you. I just want you to know how hard it is to budge me. Well, you did it! You budged me. I got off my sofa and went outside with a rake and gloves and told myself all I had to do was 30 minutes of raking and 10 mins. of picking up leaves, then that would equal the 10-minute boot camp workout and the 30 min. cardio for the day. Well, I looked at the Polar F7 watch that I wear (with a sensor band around my midriff) and my heart was pumping harder than it needs to in order to count as a cardio workout. The great news is that the raking didn't hurt and neither did the pumping heart. I felt normal. Hallelujah! Yes, I do feel like I was active, but I didn't feel like I was exercising. I do not even like to go outside. I do not like gardening. At least I didn't think I liked it. Well, I think I'm going to work in my yard for 40 minutes everyday, weather-permitting, and believe me, it was only about 32 degrees out there, and I was not cold, not even when I first went out there. I don't get hot flashes, but I'm 54 and I have my own "season," if you know what I mean. It is always summer (except for my feet--they feel winter). So thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing the details of your days and your workouts and even the silly thing that happened with the DVD. That made me feel so normal. It sounds like something that would happen to me and my husband. You have a wonderful husband, and so do I!!! Hey, carting the plants indoors and outdoors again counts as exercise!!! God bless you my Spark Friend! emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 1/4/2010 7:36PM

    The missing DVD is something that would happen to me! I guess you can get a new DVD player and hopefully the new one will work better. My daughter and I have the same DVD player for our rooms and they work great. I can tell you what kind it is if you want.

I think it's great you're finding time to get your exercise in. Anything you do is better than nothing at all! You're right, this is our year!

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LOSINIT52 1/4/2010 7:08PM

    Wow Eleni!
What a great positive attitude. You've got what it takes and you can do this. I'm proud of you.
I'm doing well too. Isn't it great to have a new year to begin by treating ourselves right!
Cheers my friend!

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KYANN402 1/4/2010 6:26PM

    emoticon emoticon

Eleni 2 Food Demon 0, zilch, nada!

Glad you found your DVD. I'll have something in my and 5 minutes later have no idea where it is. So frustrating. I can't blame it on my age. I've always lost things.

Stay warm! (It's all relative.)

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SHOAPIE 1/4/2010 5:17PM

    Don't worry about the exercises being "easy". You are doing what you are able to do and that is what counts. Keep going. You can do this no matter how slow.

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RURAL3 1/4/2010 4:14PM

    You are crazy woman. I guess Bill needed some electronics/tech training. LOL
Congrats on your good eating.

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BORROWEDANGEL1 1/4/2010 3:01PM

    Slow and easy, sounds like a good plan to get your exercise in each day.. and YES it's better than not moving anything, cause not moving anything makes you a statue..LOL.... but if you do it nice and slow then the weight won't come back , so 'They' say..

Our outside dog's water bowl was frozen this morning, so it must have gotten below freezing last night.. It was about 40 when we got home from church last night around 7:30, but I'm sure it got well below that number before morning.. No snow or ice though.. I'll be glad for Spring this time.. Ready to see my little hummingbirds come home again..

Gotta do the dang dustin' so gotta get busy.. Enjoy your Monday!!

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p.s. love the funny devil picture.. wring his neck though!!! LOL

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SUNNY332 1/4/2010 2:20PM

    Sounds to me like you need a new DVD player...what do you think?

Glad it did not freeze there but it is still chilly for Florida. Just be happy you are not here with me - this morning -4 degrees when I got up. Did I tell you I want to move to Florida? Hehehe

Take care and have a Marvelous Monday, my friend.

Hugs, Sunny

Cute remarks you made on Bobbi's post today. I giggled a it!

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/4/2010 2:13PM

    Good for you every little bit helps when it comes to fitness. You may not think is is much but your body knows different.
I know what you mean about taking time to enjoy the food and eating slowly, I have a hard time slowing down myself. I think it is because I wait until I am hungry to eat, then I want to finish so I can go about doing other things.
Have a wonderful rest of the day. Sandy

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SEAWILLOW 1/4/2010 1:58PM

    At least you got your are doing fabulous on your exercise. I do modified exercises also due to my neck/back...I do not know about you but it is sometimes difficult for me to maintain my calorie range and exercise also...For awhile I did one or the other not both...this did lead to weight gain)

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A Good Sunday

Sunday, January 03, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticon I finally stayed well within my calorie range yesterday and I am thrilled. Take that Food Demon.I beat your butt yesterday. emoticon
I have the exercise room for Bill and I to do our own thing.I plan on going something every morning and again sometime in late afternoon.. I did 10 minutes of Richard,10 of Sit and be Fit and 10 minutes of zookinesis for 30 minutes of moving.As most of you know I have a bad heart and very bad knees so anything I do is sitting and low impact and not overly strenuous. Richard has a wonderful sitting tape that is suited for people like me. Sit and Be fit as a variety of sitting plus some weight episodes. I am so glad I taped a bunch of the shows as it is now off the air here.It is on a paid program that I am not subscribed to. But I have plenty of them.My zookinesis is mostly stretching taichi type sitting exercises. So with what I have I can do all I need to do.
And while I am talking about my tapes I have to tell you about the player. I have a VCR/DVD player in that room that has been there forever.I could never get the dvd to work.I mean never. So I put a seperate DVD as I do have a sitting dvd I use. I went to show Bill how to watch his DVD and I couldn't get it to work.I was ready to toss it out the window.Then just for the heck of it I tried the dvd part that has never worked.I repeat.Has never worked. It worked. I almost fell out of my chair. I could not believe it.It works great. I have spent hours trying to get that stupid thing to work and out of the blue it works.Life is strange.
I redid some of the intro on my spark page and listed my goals for this year.I am hoping to do much better this year.In fact I know I will do better.
So keep on pushing me to do my best.I can't do this without my friends. You guys are the best.
Stay warm my friends.We are cold here but nothing like you guys.Us Florida people are wimps.
Gotta go.Have a wonderful day.

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SEAWILLOW 1/4/2010 12:51PM

    You are starting 2010 off on the right track. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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BORROWEDANGEL1 1/4/2010 12:38AM

    YAY!!!! you got that darn nibble demon away, I knew you would do it.. I knew it, I knew it.. You go ladybug.. You're finally gotten past that old sorry sucker..You just keep on kicking his sorry butt to the trash can..

I'm so _PROUD_ of you for doing it.. and I'm so glad you got in a good moving work out for yourself.. It won't be long till you'll have that scale going down down down again.. You just had to make up that stubborn mind of yours to git-er-done!

Keep staying away from that nasty food/nibble demon at night..write him a hate letter or a bill of divorcement, and post it in your journal.. That's what I did, I wrote my food demon a hate letter..told him that I was gonna burn him up on the treadmill and set his sorry calorie butt by the side of the road.. LOL.. it worked.. My journal was smoking that day.. LOL

Gotta run, hugs always..

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RURAL3 1/3/2010 9:09PM

    I am so excited for you Eleni. I did nothing today. I am so cold and kind of down today. This too shall pass. I have been writing in my journal though. How about you.

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SHOAPIE 1/3/2010 9:00PM

    Good way to begin the new year. Continue to beat that food demon and continue with the exercises. I'm glad the holidays are and I can get back to my usual routine and make more progre..

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SUNNY332 1/3/2010 7:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on an Awesome Start!

I am so proud of you.

Hugs, Sunny

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CATH5109 1/3/2010 6:20PM

    Sounds like you are off to a good start this year. I love your dvd story--I have one that I never use because it is so hard to switch my tv over to dvd and then equally hard to switch back--I've never figured out the logic behind the process so it always seems like I'll never get my tv back again.

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MPARKER67 1/3/2010 5:54PM

    You beat the food demon and exercised. WOW! With my cold I keep eating everthing in sight. But, I think it is almost gone. I have to start exercising. Your trouble is the food demon at night and mine is being lazy.

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FEISTYMAMA 1/3/2010 2:10PM

    emoticon You beat the food demon and did 30 minutes of exercise. That's great! I haven't gotten my butt in gear yet with the exercising but that will come.

I've had moments like you've had with your DVD player. Sometimes all it takes is Jason to get up or come in the room and I don't have any more problems. At Christmas I was trying to help my daughter get her SIM card out of her old cell phone so we could put it in her new one. 10 minutes go by and I'm still trying to get her darn battery out to get to the SIM card. Jason finished what he was doing and was 1/2 way to the kitchen when the darn battery came out. I wasn't doing anything different than I was the last 10 minutes.

It's 15 degrees here today but they say the "real feel" is 4 degrees. The sun is shining though. I haven't been out since Thursday. The closest I get is to open the sliding glass door to let the dogs outside. Today is the last day of not leaving because it's back to work and school tomorrow. I've gotten used to wearing sweatpants and sleeping in until 10AM. LOL

Have a great day today and kick the food demon's arse!!!

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KYANN402 1/3/2010 2:04PM

    emoticon You go, girl!! Whip that Food Demon into submission. Run it out of town. Electronic things are so fickle. Sort of like cars. And so frustrating when they don't work. Is Bill ready to head back to work tomorrow? I'm avoiding even the thought of it. I could get used to this 4-hour, 4-day work week real easy.

Enjoy your day!

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Busy Saturday

Saturday, January 02, 2010

I think I am ready for Bill to go back to work.I am getting up too early and getting too much done. emoticon
We had a hall closet that was packed from top to bottom with you name it.Sheets,blankets table cloths etc.Some we never use. We got rid of 50% or more. Some go in box for few freeze night we get for my plants.Some stuff in garbage . Some to local thrift store.One bag for Angel and one for Ben. We can actually see what is in there and there is room for vacuum cleaner.
I also finished the exercise room. I have so many Richard Simmons tapes that I can't do and I don't know what to do with them.I put them all in a drawer.I have 2 sitting ones that I will be using a lot and they are on top of dresser along with my sit and be fit tapes and my zookinesis DVD's. Under the dresser I have my weights and paper and pencil to keep track and my timer. Bill's stuff in on other side. I even got 20 minutes of exercise and weights done 10 minutes at a time.
Here is my side. I am sitting in my chair I use

Bill's side of the room

I just hit wrong button and now I have to edit to finish.UGH
I got 50 sparkgoodies on wheel 2 days in a row.Maybe my luck is changing. Or not.
I had a 5# weight gain.I know most of it is the fluid that is giving me a fit. It may be time to switch to a different diuretic. My eating is very good during the day and better at night except for last night. Today is a new day and I will try again on the night eating.If it wasn't for the night habit I would be losing great. That is my number one objective.To get the night eating under control.I know it can be done and if you guys can do it then so can I.Eventually.
Bill just said he is finished doing projects .He is resting til he goes back to work on Monday.
I beat him at a game of Upwords last night which I always enjoy. He rarely beats me at the words game.Once in awhile he gets lucky. He left card table up so that means he will play some dominos with me tonight. He wins more of them.
I am trying to do some of things I was doing before I fell off track. Eating slowly is one.Trying to lay utensil down and count to twenty before taking another bite is one.
Ok I think I am going to go take a nap. I wanted to straighten out my fridge freezer and small freezer in back room but I think I will save that for another day.
It is in the high 50's and is suppose to get cold tonight.But our cold is a heat wave to some of you. I would not survive where some of you live. I would never leave the house that is for sure. I hate being cold much more than being hot.

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SEAWILLOW 1/3/2010 7:34AM

    I like your side better!...Keep trying different things until you find what works best for you. (regarding the night eating) emoticon

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RURAL3 1/2/2010 11:41PM

    sounds like you are getting very energetic

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LOSINIT52 1/2/2010 7:54PM

    Something about a new year that makes you want to clean things out isn't there?
Just finished packing up our Christmas decorations and getting them put away for another year. Definitely more fun getting them out than putting them away.
Regarding your night munchies, since you know your likely to want to munch in the night, maybe you could prepare yourself some veggies and dip for the middle of the night snack.
We'll get there. We will.

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SUNNY332 1/2/2010 3:02PM

    I too love the blue color of your room. It is so peaceful and relaxing.

Take care and have a Super Saturday.

Hugs, Sunny

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BORROWEDANGEL1 1/2/2010 2:51PM

    Love that color of blue on the walls and curtains.. Your side looks so comfy and welcoming with the doll and flowers, and Bills side looks like a Man Thing.. which of course it should be that way.. :D..

Richard Simmons.. I love those tapes.. I've got one of his oldes but I never could afford all of them back when I needed them..

we must be on the same wave length today.. I cleaned out a small pantry in my kitchen that needed it badly.. I had put it on my white board under my 'Spark' column.. Tomorrow I'll put something else in it's place.. That's how I tackle the things that I either hate or forget to do..

Enjoy your nap, and let Bill rest! LOL.. Take care, Ladybug!


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FEISTYMAMA 1/2/2010 2:50PM

    Are you still using your chopsticks?

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FEISTYMAMA 1/2/2010 2:31PM

    Bill's side didn't post. :( Your side is very tidy!

Jason has problems sitting still when he's off of work too. He likes to be up and doing things and I like to relax and enjoy.

Enjoy the last few days with Bill!

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New Year Day

Friday, January 01, 2010

So far it has been a good day. I had a decent night until around 6 and then arms kept falling a asleep.But joint pain was much better.
I did not do as good as I wanted last night on eating but better than I have in months.So I am ok with it.
So far I am doing good today.Heidi,Scott and Landon came by on their way home to Orlando.Bill got subs at subway and chips. I had a small sub with just green stuff on it and tomatoes with spicy mustard. I weighed and measured my chips.All leftover chips are now in Orlando.Got them out of the house.
Landon today

I fixed myself some black eyed peas in crock pot with a few bacon strips.Opened a can of collard greens to go with it and that is my supper.Bill is doing his thing.
I straighten out the exercise room and Bill's stuff is on one side and mine on the other side. I even did 13 minutes of Richard. I can't do any strenuous stuff but very easy stuff I can.So I will do my easy Richard sitting tapes and my other sitting stuff.

Bill and his future coat rack. I say future as he is using now

I started my gratitude journal that I got today but wish it had more lines. I almost like the journal I was using better but will have to write small or in short sentences
I am looking forward to a good year.I have been off track too long and my Food Demon has been tearing me up.
I have several things I would like to get done this year but I have one very big goal I want to achieve.That is to get complete control of night eating.It can be done and I will do it.
i have some of small stuff put up and Brianna will come Tuesday and put up the rest of the Christmas stuff.
I know there were a few things I wanted to share but this old brain can't remember. Oh well .
I posted all my party pics on facebook today.
Here is one I like a lot.

Thank you for all the WHOTD comments and all the great goodies you sent me. I am not as good as I want to be about sending you guys goodies and I am sorry for that. I love your comments and I love reading your blogs. I want to do better at being a spark friend.
Ok I am going to finish a few things and then go aggravate Bill a litttle. emoticon

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BORROWEDANGEL1 1/2/2010 2:20PM

    Great pictures Eleni.. I loved the comment about the future coat rack, but I sure hope it doesn't become one. Bill looks pretty spiffy in those pictures.. He'll have arms of steel before he's done.. :)

Hope you had a good nights rest, and doing something fun today.. The sun is shining and I'm happy as a pig in a poke LOL, so it's all good in my part of Texas.. emoticon

I have no clue as to what you won.. WHOTD ??, but emoticon to you.. I could take a wild guess about it but I doubt it stands for - Witch Hunt of Tallahassee Drive- You don't qualify for that title ya know!!

Eee Gads I'm sorry, there goes my silliness again..Can't believe I typed such a crazy guess at Capital Letters... hahaha..

LMBBO.. wouldn't it be fun to laugh our butts off, it would save us the trouble of losing this aweful weight..

Enough, enough,
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SEAWILLOW 1/2/2010 4:07AM

    A great blog...the pictures of Bill remind me I need to exercise more...

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NEWSTART127 1/2/2010 1:19AM

    Awesome! Love the photo of the 3 of you! Landon is adorable!

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TILLIEBEE 1/1/2010 10:17PM

    Next you'll be doing infomercials with Christie Brinkley!
Happy New Year!

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/1/2010 9:03PM

    Looks like you and Bill are going to get in great shape this year. Good for you working with Richard, you know I am the leader of the Sweatin to the Oldies team, you could join us for some chats.
The good thing about Sparks is when you feel good and want to post that is great but if your not feeling well we all understand and would not want you to put your health at risk for us.
We will be glad to help with the evening eating, I have had a few issues myself lately, I found if I have a bowl of instant oatmeal with cinnamon for spice it really satisfies both the need for something warm but also the sweet that I crave. Cinnamon is good for the heart.
So next time that Demon wants to ruin your evening try a package of instant oatmeal.
Have a great new year. Sandy

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KATIE233 1/1/2010 8:36PM

    hi there my friend, love all of the pictures. tell Bill not to over do it at the first or he will be you exercise on a chair with richard simmons i like him he makes people feel good about them selves and he really cares.i got a few of his dvd,s.take care and be careful .big emoticon

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CATH5109 1/1/2010 7:42PM

    What an adorable little boy! I hope your husband never gets his coatrack, and that you get that night time eating under control. While I was workng, I found that when I started eating high protein/high fiber breakfasts, I was less likely to eat so much at night. Now that I am retired, I am still finding my way with this complete schedule change.

Happy New Year.

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SUNNY332 1/1/2010 7:34PM

    Woohoo - look at your two go. DH started his diet today right along with me so this just might be the year of togetherness.

Hugs, Sunny

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LOSINIT52 1/1/2010 7:22PM

    Sounds like you've had a wonderful holiday season and are doing what you need to do to get back on track. I'm with you my friend.
Isn't it wonderful that you think you might have a problem fitting all that you have to be thankful for in the space provided in your gratitude journal!
It really does help to focus on all that we have, doesn't it.
Wishing you all the best in 2010!
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FEISTYMAMA 1/1/2010 7:14PM

    I had Subway for dinner. Great minds think alike! I had a 6" Subway Club on wheat with veggies and mustard. We wanted to treat my son out for dinner and he either wanted Subway or McDonald's. There wasn't any thinking involved in that decision.

Go Bill!!! Hey. you now have proof that he used it! emoticon

I know you will get your night eating under control. It's an obtainable goal.

All our indoor Christmas decorations are down and in the basement. The outside lights are still up and Jason even has them on right now. I'm not sure when they're coming down because it's so cold but I'm sure he won't be turning them on anymore after tonight.

Here's to 2010!! emoticon

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Happy New Years Eve

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Well we have almost made it thru the year.Tomorrow is a fresh year. I am not happy with how this year has gone but looking forward to doing better.
I wish all of you the best of everything.You have no idea how much you mean to me.You keep me trying even when I want to give up. Like now. I am so frustrated with this night eating. I told Bill I was going to tape my mouth shut tonight.
We just got back from lunch and a few errands. I wanted a calendar to keep by computer.I made mine last year and tried to print the same one out but it kept printing out too small. I wanted one with full month plus a space for extra notes. I found a Maxine that will work nice.It has full month on one side then a good size space for notes on other side plus individual days.

Next I want to show you what hubby did this week.He is always trying to make things easier for me. We found these 2 drawer like thing on sale at Home Depot a few months ago. They are now under my dryer and small freezer. The one on the left has dish towels etc on one side and all kitchen bags and wraps on other side.The one under freezer is full of my plastic containers etc that were in cabinet and always falling out on me. I now had space for rest of food items I was storing in a different cabinet.As a bonus it is easier for me to use dryer and freezer as they are higher in te air. Bill is very handy to have around.He is always making things for me.He even made me a small step by by bed so that it is easier for me to get in bed.

Here are some more Christmas.
Heidi and family






I don't have one of Heather as she was sick and didn't come.
Here is a really bad picture of Angel and I but it is one of my favorites because it shows us sharing a laugh together just between us. A special moment in time.

Now I leave this with you

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KATIE233 1/1/2010 1:40PM

    hi Eleni, those are nice pictures, really like the one of you and angel laughing it is nice to see. we all don,t do enough of it.Bill is a handy guy and he tries to make things easier for his love one.those pictures will be a keep sake the different families and you and Bill in them. how lovely.well i,m off to take the christmas tree down and put away til next year. chat later bye for now, take care. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 1/1/2010 7:54AM

    Happy New Year ! In 2010 I will be visiting more often that is a resolution!

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POKER1990 12/31/2009 9:07PM

    Hi just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year hope you do well to in the new year wish me luck we need all the luck we can get your family looks like a very loving and wonderful family its nice to have them for your support you go girl goodnight.

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KYANN402 12/31/2009 8:46PM

    Maxine is one of my favorite people. She says things I'd love to be able to get away with saying. What a great family you have! 2010 is the year you and I and lots of others beat that food demon and kick it out of the house for good. emoticon

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NEWSTART127 12/31/2009 8:36PM

    Love your posts and photos!
Here's to an amazing 2010!
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BORROWEDANGEL1 12/31/2009 8:32PM

    Oh I just love Maxine!! She tells it like it is, and doesn't hold back.. I would love to have a calender like that.. You've inspired me to go see about getting myself one..

As to the night eating, well, what can I say.. You know it's not good for ya, but Rome wasn't built in a day, and Eleni has to find the lock or some glue to put on that fridge door.. LOL.. It's a struggle I do know this, and even though I try to find a silly side to it, I understand what it's like.. the lack of exercise and nibblin' is how I got to be a Jumbo Petite.. LOL

You'll get a handle on it, and the new year will be better.. What a blessing Bill is to you, and You to him.. Love the family piccys.. You do have a lovely family!!

I hope you have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend.. 2010 is gonna be fantabulous if we stay strong!!

Love ya Ladybug,
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MPARKER67 12/31/2009 7:12PM

    Eleni, you are one of the special people in the world and that is why you were given Bill and the rest of your family.

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PAULA3420 12/31/2009 6:56PM

    Reading your blogs brings me so much joy and motivation. I sure hope you NEVER give up and that you will always be here to inspire us in Spark land. The pictures are so beautiful and I am jealous of the handy work of your DH. I like the suggestion of "2BFREE2LIVE" about another battle with the Food Demon. Those were some fun blogs and it did seem to help you with your night eating.....did it?

I've noticed if we eat too early, I find myself going to the kitchen for something to munch on several times during the night. Gotta stop this myself. Perhaps we could have a Friendly Spark Support Group?

Wishing you the VERY BEST in 2010! Hugs and Kisses, Paula

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/31/2009 5:35PM

    You mean a lot to us too, Ms. Eleni. Sparks would not be the same without you.
I am looking forward to a very busy year.
I know your doing great, you might have to engage in another battle with the Food Demon to help your snacking, I even found myself looking for a treat last night and thought of your Demon and left the kitchen.
Have a wonderful New Year to you and Bill. Sandy

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SUNNY332 12/31/2009 4:29PM

    Yepper, I think a lot of us are looking to 2010 as being a year of achievements and meeting our goals.

That Bill is sure handy and so sweet to be thinking of ways he can make your life easier. You are a blessed woman.

Love the family photos.


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FEISTYMAMA 12/31/2009 4:25PM

    Great pictures with your family! They're so blessed to have you, and so am I and all your friends!!

Yes, I'm looking forward to the new year. Hopefully I can whip my eating back into shape and get back to where I was before summer. I have the new Spark book so hopefully that will help motivate me.

I have a Maxine calendar at work. She's hilarious! She's a crotchety old lady, just like how I'm going to be. emoticon

Happy New Year!!! Both of my kids are going to sleepovers so it's just Jason and I. This will be the first time in 15 years we won't have the kids with us on New Years Eve. It'll be weird. Jason and I are going to dinner and then home for a quiet evening. Maybe we'll play some Guitar Hero.

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MDMNINA 12/31/2009 4:10PM

    Such a beautiful family. I am jealous that you have so many grandchildren. I only have one. But, of course, she is perfect. LOL

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