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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The sun is shining and the birds are singing.Doesn't get much better than that. emoticon
First I want to share a funny with you. I wasn't too happy when it happened but still had to laugh. Bill has his morning routine like most of us do.His alarm which is way too far away for me to reach goes off about 5:45 am. Sometimes he turns it off before it goes off. Well it rang this morning and it is low. He gets up and heads to couch where he usually lays on for a few minutes before hitting the shower. He was only gone about a minute and the stupid alarm started blasting.Of course he comes running to shut it off. Then he leaves again.And ofcourse my heart is thumping as it scared me the second time.So he is gone about another minute or so and you guessed it.That darn thing went off again.So he comes running in but this time it won't shut off. Now I am laughing at him. He finally pulled the plug and left again. Soooooo In about a minute or so it goes off again. Needless to say I am still laughing but he isn't. The clock has a battery back up.This time he took it with him and pulled out batteries. He felt bad it had woke me up and also scared the heck out of me. I couldn't be mad as it really was funny. OK I have been told I have a strange since of humor. And that was how my morning started. I did finally get back to sleep for awhile.

I got all my exercises done including my weights and all of my new Zookinesis weight loss tape. I am now doing over an hour almost every day. It isn't non stop as I take potty breaks plus I get a minute to rest inbetween tapes. I don't get started til 10 or later so I don't eat lunch til close to 1.That is good as I have less time between lunch and supper.

Even tho I had a bad afternoon yesterday I was still able to stay in my calorie range by having soup and salad again for supper. Good thing I like my soup and salad. I have always liked soup but I never ate salads like I do now.
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Two of my spark pals told me they heard my zookinesis mentioned somewhere else on Spark. That was kewl. I wonder if they heard it from me or if someone else is doing them. I looked around a little but didn't see anything anywhere.
Ok I hope all are doing well. We are suppose to have warmer weather and be in the 70's by this weekend.

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KENDRA.PESCE 2/20/2010 12:26PM

    I love your blogs. They're so inspiring. Thank you.

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KENDRA.PESCE 2/20/2010 12:26PM

    I love your blogs. They're so inspiring. Thank you.

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KENDRA.PESCE 2/20/2010 12:25PM

    I love your blogs. They're so inspiring. Thank you.

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KATIE233 2/18/2010 3:12PM

    love your blog and the cartoons. now bill will have to get a new alarm. emoticon emoticon

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SWEETSBEGONE 2/18/2010 11:24AM

    hi eleni, i'm glad somone is having good weather the people around us are wanting to rename our county snow county. ha we have had about 20 in. this winter. if all this melts a one time it will probably flood. i like your blogs they are encourging. i have around 90 lbs, to loose. it is so hard to keep motivated. my health is the most important, if i don't get this weight off, i could develope dibetis it runs in my family on both sides. right now all i have is achy joints and i had a reall sore heel. i think it was a heel spur have you ever had one of those? it is getting better thank the lord. do you get to go to church? well have a nice day

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CEB2007 2/18/2010 10:35AM

    Glad you were able to laugh. Hope you have a great day today.

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MICKEY341 2/17/2010 11:33PM

    I can relate to the alarm clock story...I moved it to my side of the bed so I wouldn't have to get up to shut it off...Ted sleeps through it!
Glad you are enjoying the nice weather and the birds...we have the birds as Ted feeds them, but the nice weather is something else! It was nice today, warm and sunny. But tomorrow it is supposed to be cold and rainy! I just think," what pretty flowers we will have because of all the moisture!"
Get a good nights rest and blast that Food Demon tonight!
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TSISQUAUSDI 2/17/2010 9:41PM

    Hi, Eleni! LOL, too funny! Bill's better than I am - I'd have smashed the stupid thing! Fortunately I have my "doggie" alarm clock - my four miniature poodles wake me promptly at 6:00 a.m. for their morning potty break!

Great job on the exercises! And I agree about the salads - I only liked the ones my "Papuli" made, and that had loads of feta cheese, and a scoop of potato salad on the bottom! Now I'm eating green salads sans potato salad, with maybe a scant tablespoon of Asiago cheese grated on top - BIG difference!

And yes, it was a gorgeous day! I layered up and walked by "alligator infested Lake Monroe" today! It was wonderful!

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FEISTYMAMA 2/17/2010 8:39PM

    I was laughing when I read your story about the alarm clock. Jason was trying to figure out what I was laughing at. I think it's time for a new alarm clock. Uh-oh, another trip to Wal-Mart. emoticon

70 degrees sound wonderful!!! It's been in the 30's here. I start my car every morning before I take my daughter to school. BBRRRR!

I LOVE salads!! YUM!!

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SUNNY332 2/17/2010 5:53PM

    It is suppose to be 60 here with emoticon - NOT! Spring will come on it's own time to the midwest. The news said last night we can expect lots of flooding this year. Here we go again....

I keep telling DH we should move to Florida.

Too funny about the alarm clock. You & Bill both had a workout even before
the day barely got started.

Take care & thanks for sharing your day.

Hugs, Sunny

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DAISYBELL6 2/17/2010 4:52PM

    No fair, we're supposed to have snow the next 3 days!

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BUT I'm happy for you!

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BORROWEDANGEL1 2/17/2010 4:50PM

    First off, I LOVE your new cartoon character!! What a highflying kick you will give the old blue food demon..That's so cute!!

Glad you were able to stay within your calories.. You are doing great with that 32 to 14 score!!

Yup I saw someone mention zookinesis in their comments.. I think it was in the 'chair exercise team' forum..Did you know there was a team for that? I hope this is the right link to it. One of my friends is having back problems and she has joined this team. You might enjoy it too.


That is funny about Bill and his clock.. Bet he gets it fixed so he doesn't have to keep trying to get it to hush.. LOL

Glad you are having a good day, Ladybug.. We've finally had two days of sunshine.. Still a bit cool, but so nice to see the sun.. Maybe we are on the way to Spring now. I sure hope so..

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MPARKER67 2/17/2010 4:21PM

    Whoopee for sunshine and beating the food demon. I laughed so I guess I also have a strange sense of humor. Especially when he unplugged it and it went off again! emoticon emoticon

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    Yay for sunshine, warmer temps, and yummy soup and salad!!!! What a hoot about the unplugged alarm still ringing! I can relate to having hubby who wakes up before alarm and doesn't always remember to turn it off. The difference here is that my hubby's partial hearing loss keeps him from hearing it go off if he is not in the same room. You guessed it. I have to get out of bed and turn it off. No biggie, though.

Have a great day!!!

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TILLIEBEE 2/17/2010 2:22PM

    emoticon emoticonI can relate to Bill! I'm the 5:45 in this house! emoticonbut no one else laughs at my alarm!!!!
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Late Blogging

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Just running late today.
Did anyone see Dr Oz today. It was his 100th show and his audience was all people who lost 100# plus. And of course his guest was sweet Richard Simmons. He really does not look well.
It was an interesting show.
I did not beat my food demon last night but only by a small amount. Hopefully I will tonight.
I usually don't have trouble during the day but I did this afternoon. After I took a long nap it was time for Bill to get home.I wasn't feeling so good so I got him before he got home to tell him I wasn't fixing supper. Every man for himself. I knew it would be easier to fix something filling yet low calories for me. So I have plenty left now for a good snack. Smelling Bills grilled ham and cheese sandwich was torture tho. But my homemade soup saved me.
Bill brought me more tomatoes and cucumbers.My other go to foods.

I really love my new zookinesis tapes. I finally got all of his cats names. The cats are Marcel,Floyd,Bobbi,and Nathan who has a bob tail. I think it was so kewl that he left the cats in the dvd's. It was also cute to actually see Bob Klein smile as he usually is stone faced. But I have done almost all of each new tape.The tapes are 48 minutes long and I did 40 minutes.

I was watching a local program this morning and they had the man that played the part of the Wizard in the play Wicked. I didn't recognize him til they showed a clip of when he was on TV. He was on Threes Company for 8 years.He was John Ritters best friend on the show. That was interesting.
Ok A very quiet day here. Still cold for us but will be in the 70's this weekend.
Hope you all had a good day and that tomorrow is also good. emoticon emoticon emoticon

PS I tried to touch base with everyone yesterday but if I missed anyone please know I read all comments and appreciate all of you so much

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POKER1990 2/17/2010 11:47AM

    Hi glad your injoying your new tapes sorry to hear your not feeling well i didnt get a chance to watch Dr. Oz it would have been nice to see Richard Simmons i always like seeing him been watching the olmpics a lot trying to see how every one is doing in the compitition i am really liking watching what being happpening not doing to much lately leg giving me a lot of trouble lots of pain hopefully it will go away eventually if it dont might have to go and see the Doctor anyway i will let you go have a great day Nora. emoticon

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SUNSHINE_06 2/17/2010 9:15AM

  I just watched your video and it reminded me that I need to make up some easy to grab snack bags/containers because if the snacks are ready then I am more app to grab those first. I am not a snack person after dinner my biggest time to snack is around 3-3:30. I did watch Dr. Oz on Tuesday the fat thing always gets me to think we have that much fat around our bellies. Yes Richard Simmons didn't look all that healthy to me either but I love him a little nuts but I still like him LOL! I have been doing this for a month now and now the cravings are starting and my clothes are fitting loose. So now it is hard for me. I am exercising doing my own thing and I have in the last month lost 3 inches over all. Thanks for your video.


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BORROWEDANGEL1 2/17/2010 1:19AM

    Don't stress over being a bit late to blog..We don't expect you to punch a time clock with us.. emoticon We're just glad you take time to rest when you need it..

Didn't see Dr.Oz, but wish I had.. Maybe I can catch it on the computer if they run it on the internet..Would love to have seen Richard S. He's getting pretty old isn't he? Been around a long long time doing his thing with weight loss..

I don't blame you, I would have been drawn to Bill's ham and cheese, too.. Love those things..but you did great since you avoided snitching a little of his sandwich.. emoticon

Those zookinesis tapes you are doing are becoming quiet the hit as someone else said.. I saw them talking about it in one of the chair exercise forums, I think it was..

Well it's past midnight here, so I gotta get some emoticon.. I'm late since I was watching some of the Olympic.. Hope you rest well tonight..

Food demon, you leave our Ladybug alone tonight!!

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MICKEY341 2/16/2010 11:50PM

    Glad you like the new tapes. I can't find the one I told you about. I may have given it to a friend here, I'll check, if I find it I will send it to you. emoticonWonderful that you felt like doing so much exercise today!
I didn't watch Dr. Oz today. Ted and I had to run some errands and I didn't get back in time. I usually tape it if I'm going to be out, but didn't today.

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    I'm relieved to know you were just running a little late today and that nothing bad had happened. Guess I'm over-reacting because one of my brothers-in-law passed away today. He was in his 80's and had been very ill for several years. I'm hoping the not-feeling-well is temporary and that perhaps the outing on Sunday just created a need for some extra rest. When I read what an obstacle course it was for you to get around the theater, I felt tired for you! Listen to your body. It is smart! I'm thankful you rest in the afternoon. I have a soft spot in my heart for you because of the history of heart problems in my family. I know it can get especially exhausting at times. God bless you, my friend, and don't stress about getting back to each and every person that comments each and every day!!! Your blogs let us know how you are doing.
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RURAL3 2/16/2010 11:30PM

    Did you see people are now recommending your zookinesis tape to others that can only do upper body workouts. You have promoted a new trend. I think that is great and part of what we are all here for. Take what works from other people and spread it around. Way to go Eleni. Hope you feel better tomorrow. emoticon

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KATIE233 2/16/2010 11:12PM

    hi Eleni, i,m so glad you are doing ok today. i love watching richard simmons too.he,s so caring person.i hope he is not sick or losing to much weight. maybe he is over doing it.have a good day.

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FEISTYMAMA 2/16/2010 9:53PM

    The guy that played John Ritter's best friend is still around, huh? WOW! I used to love watching that show.

Good for you for not giving in and taking Bill's dinner. emoticon

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I Was Too Tired to Blog Yesterday.A Good Tired.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I was just too pooped to even go near the computer when we got home last night. It was after 8pm and we left house around noon.
We went to the musical play Wicked. I didn't take the wheel chair as it's so big and heavy. I felt I could get around with my walker.Which I did but that was tiring. From valet to inside was an uphill walk which was interesting.Then of course where we had to go was on opposite side of building. Then we weren't sure how to get to door without trying to navigate 3 sets of steps. But I must say the ushers were wonderful.A lady on an upper level saw our puzzled looks and came and suggested we go up her small But steep ramp and go in her door and them down inside hall. Sounded great but from that door to our seats was a very steep decline. Walking downhill hurts knees more.But we made it. BUT At intermission I just had to go to bathroom.SO back up the but same lady was a gem.She not only escorted us to bathroom clearing a path.She took me and 2 others that were in long line to front of line.It was a handicap bathroom and we were suppose to have it before others.I felt strange jumping in front but there were two big signs saying preference to to be for handicap first. She even stayed and waited with Bill to clear path back.
The play was good.Bill would only give it a 7 and I really only gave it an 8 or maybe a 10. Some parts were a little boring.When the group sang I had a hard time understanding them. I am going to have to dig out my book as I don't remember the ending they should.But it was entertaining.
Next we went to Cracker Barrel for supper. I don't do it anymore but I know how to cook southern and it lacks a little.But it comes close. I decide to have some fried cat fish and that wasn't a good choice at first. After I ate a couple of bites off end I saw the rest if fish was raw on one side. It wasn't just not cooked well it was completely raw on bottom half.The poor waitress was so embarrassed. New full cooked was brought to table by manager.When we got bill we saw we were not charged for the soup we had.But the pinto beans and cabbage I got were good.Under seasoned but good. Altho the fish was fried the sides were all good choices and even soup was cabbage soup. I did have 1 biscuit.
Next we stopped at where else Wal-Mart. emoticon I decided to go ahead and get another 2 quart crock pot. Actually it was Bill's idea. The two small ones will work better for daily use.I use crock pots at least twice a week. I thought they were cheap. Just $11. I am going to use them today. I thought up a new way to cook chicken in them when I was waking up this morning. I often get ideas for meals when I am in that inbetween stage of not quite awake yet.
I was tempted by a new potato chip I saw.Baked Lays parmesan and Tuscan herb. I did get some and most of bag is still in bag. I just had one handful to see what they tasted like. They are in back cabinet and probably will go home with Angel.
It may not sound like it but I did watch what I ate and stayed in my range altho on high side.
I even got in an hour of exercise before we left yesterday. I do like the new zookinesis for weight loss tape. The stomach muscles get a work out if I do whole tape. I do skip neck and most leg exercises.
I want to thank everyone for all the comments I got on my spark page and my blog. I will try to respond as best I can. I have so many emails to get to.
I do not recommend taking a free day like I did. In the 1 1/2 years I have been on Spark this is first time I did it.I have had bad days where I went over and days when I knowingly ate what I shouldn't But to take one day and just not think ( or rather drive myself nuts)about what I was going to eat or when I was going to eat and count all calories and let food rule my day. But it was what I needed to do. I am back on track and have no plans to do it again. But I was just at the end of my rope and for me it was to take a real break for just one day . And to not feel guilty about it. But I am back to normal or as normal as I can do.
I didn't see any of olympics last night except for the womens skiing ceremony. I was pleased to see the one american girl did place her hand on her heart .I think the American gold medal winner was too emotional to even think straight.The one girl was so cute too as she was actually singing along with the song. i was glad that Canada also got a medal .Those mogul runs are rough on the bodies.
I can't help but feel sorry for family of young man that died.To have to see your son die is horrible. It upset me to see it. Having lost a son I can relate somewhat.
Well my friends I need to get busy with my other Sparking.The sun is shining but temp was 38 a few minutes ago. That is cold here. Too cold for me.I am spoiled I am staying right here where it is nice and warm.
The roses Bill got me have open up and are so pretty.These pictures make them look all pink but the body of them is more a cream color. They are large ones.

Ok Have a great day and thanks again for all your support and encouragement. With you guys behind me I have no choice but to be successful

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CEB2007 2/16/2010 3:17PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Bill is great and you are a great lady. I am so happy you had a good time. The roses are beautiful.

Just a note and Me and Jim. Jim enjoys cooking and doing the things he does. He buys and does many more things than I need or even want. I can be sitting down at the computer and he will bring strawberries, then insist on taking the bowl when I finish -- he just will not let me get up to do it. I love him and will do for him when he needs and wants it. Do you agree?

BTW: I love the name Sparkin' Ladybuy.

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POKER1990 2/16/2010 12:13PM

    Beautiful flowers you got from bill that was wonderful of him my husband gave me these mixed arrangements of flowers also and the opened up on Valentines day also they were yellow almost like daffidols they were beautiful anyway had a great day.

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MICKEY341 2/15/2010 9:43PM

    I am so glad you got to see Wicked, even if it was not as good as you had hoped, you got out for the day. I know that the day was very tiring, but as you said a good tired!
I don't use my slow cookers that often but having two makes sense. I have two but one is a hugh one that I use at the lake and I have a smaller one here. Maybe I'll look into some recipes and start using mine. I made some turkey chili last week in mine, it was easy and good!
We has snow again yesterday but it didn't stick. I made a trip to WalMart today and it was cold and the wind was blowing...but no white stuff!
Happy that the Food Demon is back in his place!
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FEISTYMAMA 2/15/2010 7:02PM

    Think of the calories you burned yesterday at the play! That's great! I'm glad you two had a good time. We have Cracker Barrels around here but we don't like them. We call it "Crapper Barrel". I'm sure it tastes better in the south anyway.

I've been watching as much as the Olympics as I can. I was shocked and saddened to hear about the death of that poor athlete. He was so young! I couldn't believe how many times the news was playing the accident. Disturbing. They talked to his dad and he said he hasn't seen the video nor does he want to. Why would he want to see that? I hope they let this poor family grieve in peace. Very sad. My heart goes out to them.

I hope your chicken in the crockpot turned out delicious.

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SWEETSBEGONE 2/15/2010 4:31PM

    dear eleni, sounds like you had a eventful outing. a lot of obsticles that you overcame. my daughter lives in georgia she called two days ago and said it snowed three inches . a first in 13 years and the last time only a dusting she said there were snowmen everwhere with hats and vests so cute... i am trying to lose about 90lbs so i know how hard it is. keep up the good work i've only been on spark for about a month and i enjoy your post the most.... emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 2/15/2010 3:48PM

    Get some rest from your outing! Today is a day for getting back on track for both of us!

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RURAL3 2/15/2010 3:21PM

    You and Bill are such a great couple. When you write it is very evident how much you love each other. Not all men would help their wives with as much and probably just say let's not go. You certainly have a keeper. And I think he does too. Your flowers are still beautiful. So do you recommend seeing Wicked? I am trying to figure out if its worth the money for me.

I only have one large crock pot. Never thought about getting a smaller one. Duh!!! What a great idea. The large one is sometimes a pain to get out for just the two of us.

I too loved the girl with the pink hair singing. A tribute to the U.S. my DH says she is getting married and her last name will be "Happy". How appropriate. I also love the canadian skier who won the gold for his brother with CP.

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MDMNINA 2/15/2010 3:07PM

    The story in the musical "Wicked" is actually quite different from the one in the novel. So digging out your book will not help you much!

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ROXIELADY 2/15/2010 1:54PM

    It sounds like you had a great day, regardless of any setbacks. And you got that demon behind you, lol.
Your roses from Bill are beautiful, you are so fortunate to have such a loving husband. Mine is a great guy, but so forgetful and unromantic!
I'll let you know on that Weight Shaker.. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 2/15/2010 1:36PM

    What a great day you had Eleni. I am like some others and so glad that there are still "Good" folks around willing to help others, especially when they are not being "paid" to do so.

I love the roses. Bill surely loves you bunches and you are so fortunate. Even though you weren't actively fighting the food devil yesterday, sounds like you beat him anyway. Way to go.

It is cold in south GA too--unusual for us. Have a great day and keep on keeping on.

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BORROWEDANGEL1 2/15/2010 1:22PM

    I'm so glad you had the tickets to go see Wicked!! What a nice outting you had yesterday.. I hope it gave you time away from thinking about counting calories for a few hours.

That was sweet of the lady that helped get you around the obstical course to the ladies room..It's nice to know there are still people in the world that are willing to help without wanting anything in return..

You're all set with those crockpots.. When you have time and get your new idea with the chicken tested, maybe you will share it with the rest of us..

Those roses are so beautiful, it makes me wish that our computers had a button that we could press to be able to smell their fragrance..

Have a great day Sparkin' Ladybug!!


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MPARKER67 2/15/2010 12:26PM

    Beautiful flowers. I loved your taking a break day. Even though you may have overeaten, I am sure it was wonderful for your mood. Hope the ripe fruit tastes good. I didn't go shopping this weekend. Did taxes for a couple people. Oh and for their child also so I guess it was 4 total. I miss my weekends at this time of year!

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LYNNDE 2/15/2010 12:07PM

    wow! You had a busy day yesterday. The flowers are beautiful!! I haven't been able to watch any of the olympics. I know one got in a great workout yesterday. Take care.

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TSISQUAUSDI 2/15/2010 10:35AM

    Hi, Eleni! Glad you had a good day yesterday and so happy you're back on track! And how could we not be here for you? You're always here for us!

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TILLIEBEE 2/15/2010 9:09AM

    I saw the same part of the Olympics you did and seeing the bronze medal winner sing was the best!
Happy Monday! First 2010 holiday officially done!
St. Pat's has nuttin on me and I'm not participating in my family's find the best fish fry hobby this time of year.
Great job trekking all over the place!

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Saturday-Warning- I am not in a good mood!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I have been thinking about what I was going to say but I will only say part of it. I am very pi--ed. The missing letters are s. It is always disappointing to gain or not lose but when we know we haven't done good that week we feel we deserve it.BUT When we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we should have a loss and we don't it really stinks. Plus it sure knocks the crap out of our motivation. I should have had a loss and I am not taking it well. As we were shopping and I saw all these great goodies I kept saying to myself.Why am I missing out on this stuff.But I passed by the stuff. And then when I came across some malt balls and saw they have even made those more tempting.Did you know they now come in peanut butter reeses cup flavor I almost fell off my cart. And what did I do.I passed them bye kicking and complaining the whole time. I love Valentines day but candy and sweet wise it is the absolute worse for me. Every where I looked. I did not get out of store unscathed tho. I relented at the checkout.There at eye level was the creme eggs. I got 2. Then low and behold another of my all time favorites that I rarely ever see anymore was yelling my name.A Zero bar. And I answered.
So much for will power. After I got home I had 1 of the eggs and the other egg and Zero bar are in back freezer. I give myself a few points for not eating it all.Altho I do wonder why I didn't.
Then we went to lunch and again I was saved even tho I honestly didn't want to be. I picked a great place that has a sandwich plate with huge slices of liverwurst.A million calories there.But it was so crowded we didn't stay and went to our regular lunch place. I got a small giro wrap which wasn't bad but I had fries.My own fries.After our food came Bill said we could have shared one order of fries. I told him maybe in his dreams.I wasn't sharing my fries with no one.His answer was OHHHKAAAY. So I didn't have a hugh calorie sandwich but I did have the fries I have been wanting for days and days. I also made up my mind this morning I am not counting a single calorie today.I am taking a break today.I am sick of counting every blessed bite I eat. I will go back to it tomorrow but not today.I told you I was pi--ed .
I will get back to doing what I was doing tomorrow but I just don't have the heart to do it today.Altho I am in a rotten mood if you haven't already figured that out I did exercise this morning before we left. I have exercised every day not matter how crappy I felt. It better show next week.
We went to Wal-Mart and we know what I do there.I buy. I went to get another crock pot. I want to have 2 small ones to use. One of the ones I have has 3 different sizes you can use in it. But the base is large so when I use the 2 quart bowl in it and the other regular size I have it takes up so much room.So I bought a small 2 quart that has a small base. So I basically have 2 that I can use the 2 quart size and fix mine in one and Bill's in other.If we have company I will use the larger one for them. I also bought myself 2 pairs of long pants. Those I needed as the ones I have are about worn out. I just tried them on and I have to shorten them and put just a small piece of elastic in front of waist. That is another point of aggravation.Other people lose 50# and they lose clothes sizes. I lose 50# and I don't lose any. UGH Oh well Like I tell my kids.Life is not fair. I also got 3 blouses that were on sale for $7.Oh I forgot.I also got another frying pan for kitchen. I have 2 good ones that are small and one good big one.But I needed an in between size. So I did get some good stuff at Wal-Mart. But Boy those malt balls sure looked so good.

I did beat the food demon again last night and again I was not at the top range. The spread is slowly getting wider. I am at 29 and he is at 13. He only beat me once this past week. I am not counting today as anything.It is give myself a break day.

Ok I have vented and complained enough.The groceries are still waiting to be put up. I did get another of that fruit. Bill almost croaked when cashier asked him if he knew how much it was. I knew but didn't tell him.It was $6 for that stupid thing. I found one that was ripe.I won't get anymore but I wanted one ripe just once.I know I am on the crazy side at times.
Well I have talked about being pi--ed so much I need to go pea. I know I spelled that wrong.Our censors block some strange words sometimes.
Ok now that I have been a pain in the butt I will say good bye. And if I lose this before it posts I may throw computer out the window. Did I mention this is not my best day.
No rain today tho.But cold.
Whew I feel so much better. It is kinda like when I get real mad which is rare.If I get mad I say my piece and then I am over it.I don't stay mad or keep chewing on it. Same thing here.I have spit out my frustration and it is over with. .I can get back to doing what I need to do.
Hope you guys are having a good day.The rest of mine should go smoothly now

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    Hi Ms. Eleni! This was so good it was almost comical! I would be peeved too about not losing any weight after all of that hard work. Very, very peeved!!! I have just had a bad month and I'm sure I have gained, but I haven't gotten on the scales yet to assess the damages. Ha!

I got sick four weeks ago with a bad chest cold. It lasted two weeks. Then we got three humongous snow storms. I got out for the first time in a month today. But yesterday was my day of rebellion and it continued into today. I ate donuts yesterday for the first time in years and years and years. It is a bad sign when I eat donuts because they are something I don't even choose to eat when I am not watching calories.

My hubby had an arrangement of beautiful red roses and baby's breath delivered to me yesterday, then today he gave me a box of Russell Stover dark chocolates and a musical card. I ate two of the chocolates, then I put them on the kitchen table with a note to my sons telling them to have some, too. (They weren't home at the time.) We went for a ride and I got my hubby some Redskins pj's at the Redskins Store for his valentine gift. Going out with him was already a huge gift for him because I am such a home body, and it is usually next to impossible to get me to go out. Then we went to a Chinese restaurant buffet. I have been craving Chinese food since before our most recent snow storm. I ate two plates of food, came home, and had some more chocolates.

Okay. Now I'm over it, I hope. As you have taught me, what's done is done. Tomorrow is a new day, and I am resolved to get myself back on the healthy track. I can't tell you how relieved I felt after reading your blog. Not that I want you to have a bad day, but it is a relief to know that the person with so much diligence (you) also has a bit of a rebellious streak and a bad day here and there, too. (It's always a relief to learn, once again, that no one is perfect.) What's great about it is that you can write about it in such a way to make me grin and feel better! God bless you!!! And here's to the both of us doing much better tomorrow and the rest of the week because our efforts will definitely accumulate and pay off with the desired effects, if not immediately, then eventually! It's all about slow and steady progress.

Sharon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAJASHREE108 2/14/2010 10:17PM

    I just loved the way you got it out of your system. emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 2/14/2010 3:00PM

    What can I say to this, well we all have those days and it is better to get it off your chest and out into the open than hold it all bottled up inside, and then get depressed and then who knows what would happen.
I had a small order of curly fries last night for dinner with a little salad, it was the first fries I have had in over four years, I really didn't care for the greasy taste as they were Arbys curly fries because Hubby wanted a BLT so that is where we stopped.
I know that one order of fries are not going to ruin my healthy lifestyle, but I like you felt guilty for such a stupid choice.
I concluded they were still a veggie just prepared wrong. I will not gain weight from them because I was still under my intake for all the numbers.
I don't ever order out unless it is salad with no dressing, but I was hungry. It is okay to have what you want sometimes because it helps when you want to binge.
I usually will go to the candy isle and just stand in front of the candy and look at the different kinds and in my mind I eat them and taste them and then go and look at the calories on the package and say good for me, I got all that enjoyment and it didn't cost me one calorie. Eat with your eyes sometime and you will know what I am talking about. Try it see if it works for you.
Go ahead and enjoy your day off, because you deserve it. Happy Valentines Day. Sandy

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ZENMIND7 2/14/2010 2:52PM

    I'm sorry you had a bad day. I am kinda having a bad day too! Hope today is going better for you. Congratulations on working out even though you didn't feel like it! I need to do that myself!

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MARLENE160 2/14/2010 2:34PM

    I read your post just at the right time. I just had a blow out with my husband over Valentine's Day. I won't go into it, just another one of those steam blowing things. Afterwards, I logged onto Spark and read your post. Reading your post really calmed me down. Sorry to hear about your bad day, but there's a something about your writing style that can put a smile on someone's face. I'm glad you're feeling better. I feeling a lot better too.


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KATIE233 2/14/2010 2:14PM

    hi Eleni, wtg on exercising even when you didn,t feel to happy. boy you sure got some nice things at WalMart. good for you.that is a expensive fruit wow for a dum fruit. emoticondid you buy anything for Bill after he bought you roses, he deserves a nice dessert for supper.or something nice! emoticon emoticonmaybe a steak. well Eleni have a good night and take care and big hugs to you and Bill.

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MDMNINA 2/14/2010 2:10PM

    You can vent anytime you want. I know exactly where you are coming from because I've been there took, and I surely will be there again. Somtimes I look at all the stuff I would LOVE to eat and say to myself, "Is it worth it?" But, like you, I hang in there - most of the time - and eventually we will see the results we want. It's good to have friends who will listen.

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NEWSTART127 2/14/2010 2:14AM

    Oh Eleni, your post cracked me up... I think it's because I was having a rotten day, too! Here's to a super sunny Friday! emoticon

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DETERMINEDANGI 2/14/2010 12:13AM

    Sorry you had a bad day! I hope that tomorrow is MUCH better. And even though you didn't track today, you still made some good decision YAY. I am one of those people that doesn't lose clothes sizes as fast as others either. I think it is because of the water that my cells like to hold on to. I can lose 50 pounds in water weight, and there are NO inches lost.

Happy Valentines day! emoticon

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RURAL3 2/13/2010 11:44PM

    You can have a bad day but you can't have a free day. That's just planning ahead to make an excuse for a really bad day. Aren't you glad I am somewhat back. You can certainly be mean and moody to anyone you choose but it will come back to bite you my friend. emoticon Good thing that sweetie loves you. I know mine feels the same sometimes. emoticon And yes it is nice to know we have a place where we can come and kvetch and everyone knows how we feel. But then we get over it and go on. Just remember: No free days!!!! It isn't productive. emoticon

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MICKEY341 2/13/2010 11:42PM

    Sorry you have had a crappy day. But tomorrow will be better...

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TSISQUAUSDI 2/13/2010 10:19PM

    Eleni, sometimes you just gotta! It's okay, too, just as long as you recognize that you have to get right back on the program. I know how much it hurts to work so hard and not see results, but know that there are so many reasons why your scale didn't budge. Did you know that about once every three weeks your body will replace lost fat cells with water? It's enough to throw most people completely off their program, but you're recognizing your frustration and dealing with it in a positive way. The water weight usually goes away just as suddenly, by the way, so do your best to stay the course and you will see results!

I have to say, though, that you really had a good rant! I almost got p**ed for you!!

One more thing - I found a really lovely treat - Hershey's Extra Dark Chocolate with Cranberries, Blueberries and Almonds - 170 calories for 3 blocks (squares) of a large 3.52 oz bar! It's really good!

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FLORIDASUN 2/13/2010 10:12PM

    Hi little ms grumpie pie! emoticonI know how you feel! When you have been SO good and don't lose weight it truly sucks! But I know you well enough to know that after you vent and rant over will get right back in that saddle. You owe it to yourself to eat healthy and you surely owe it to your kids and your sweet Bill! I made some RAW isn't half bad. It's hits that sweet button and is healthy on top of it. You can surely have your sweets on RAW, and I bet you'd be amazed at how tasty some of them are! Keep on keepin' on...I know you are going to win this battle! Hugs! emoticon emoticon

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BORROWEDANGEL1 2/13/2010 9:53PM

    I echo what has been said by the others here.. I know exactly how you feel about counting every blessed oz of food.. Enough on that subject..

I went crazy today and ate one and a half slices of lemon pound cake..It was scrumptious... I don't care if I gain an oz today cause I deserve it since having to deal with "MOTHER" at my house. We got 10 -12 inches of snow (texas and snow don't mix) Nobody had electricity, a complete outage in our whole town and country side too..So had to deal with being cold and trying to keep Mother warm since Thursday. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE My MOTHER, but since I have been married 27 years and she is 82 years old, well we don't need to be together that many days.. She lives across town, and I was certainly glad to have her power back on today..

I could have eat a whole pound cake if it would have settled my nerves.. LOL

Glad to be back online, missed you and Spark friends..


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BRAVEONE92 2/13/2010 9:13PM

    MSELENI, You took my thoughts with you on this Blog. I was in a Super Waltmart today. The valentine candy area was absolutely stuffed with mostly guys, buying heart boxes of candy for their wives or girlfriends. I said to my DH "I NEVER GET A BOX OF CANDY FOR VALENTINE DAY, BUT THEN, I AM ALWAYS ON A DIET." I thought to myself, I never eat candy, don't get any, because I don't want to gain weight. But I have been stuck on the same weight for a few months, and I have eaten healthy. Wish I had broken over and bought myself a box this year. I did buy some dark chocolate. emoticon

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SUNNY332 2/13/2010 8:19PM

    Where can I sign up for Eleni's Free Day. We all know we could use one.

Take care and have a better day tomorrow.

Hugs, Sunny

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 2/13/2010 8:01PM

    emoticonidea! A Free day! You may have just started a whole new fad on here! emoticonMaybe that is what we all need! We will call it "Eleni's Free day!" If we can't live it up every now and then what's the use in living?

Have a fantastic Valentine's Day!

Barbara emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 2/13/2010 6:39PM

    It's hard to pass up the goodies isn't it? I've been buying things but limit myself to how much I eat. If I don't indulge occasionally I'll go hog wild later. I love Cadbury Eggs too. I haven't seen any yet but they should be out after this weekend. I like the mini ones because I can eat one and still get the yummy goodness. Plus, they last longer because there's more of them.

A trip to Wal-Mart should've made you feel better!

I'm sending hugs your way!! emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 2/13/2010 6:37PM

    I hear you.
And I love Zero bars.

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HARMONYAGAIN 2/13/2010 6:26PM

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some days are crummy!

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JUDY1676 2/13/2010 6:20PM

    Tomorrow will be a new day so don't beat yourself up!
Enjoy this evening!
Happy emoticon Day!

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DIASTER 2/13/2010 6:20PM

  Well the day is almost over! and good for you, you put the candy in the back of the freezer, what a super idea
You can get right back on tomorrow, we all need a splurge day, maybe once every other week?
just love your blogs, they are quite motivational and I really do thank you.

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Rain Rain and more Rain

Friday, February 12, 2010

It has been raining all day and will continue. On the bright side it is suppose to stop tonight and sunshine tomorrow. I sure hope so. We cancelled all shopping plans for today. Bill will pick me up some tomatoes and cucumbers on his way home from bowling. I should get a real nice nap today.
I was very surprised with my sleeping last night. Between 1 am and 6 am I only woke up once. For me that is awesome.
I did beat my Food Demon last night and I was not at the top of my range. That felt good. But it wasn't easy.

I am quite proud of fact I did almost all of the new Zookinesis tape. I only skimmed thru it yesterday and didn't realize his other cat made an appearance too.This one was a yellow tabby.It jumped up in his lap too trying to get him to pet him.It was so cute. Between the two DVD's I have seen 4 different cats. He is suppose to be a big animal lover and his cats all look very healthy and they sure love him. I didn't realize it until I finished that I did 46 minutes. The weight loss tape is very similar to others with a lot of same moves with a few new ones.He just does them a little faster. I had to skip neck and some leg moves.I hurt my neck years ago in the power plant.

Wow The rain is very heavy outside. Bill will get drowned trying to get to house.
I know there was something else I wanted to tell you but can't remember.
Hope you can enjoy your weekend regardless of all the bad weather.

Just had a knock at front door.And look what my sweetie sent me.Excuse the messy table.

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BORROWEDANGEL1 2/13/2010 9:39PM

    What a beautiful bouquet for a beautiful lady! Your Bill is so romantic, and you are a very blessed lady to have him.. A lot of husbands will not even remember their wife on Valentines. I can count on one finger the number of times that my husband got me flowers.. He is a very good provider and loving husband, but he is not romantic in that way..

The weather was really bad here.. Power Outage since Thursday, and no one had power in our little town and country sides.. We were not prepared for the 10 to 12 inches of snow that we got. We rarely get more than a dusting so we certainly didn't expect it to get to that depth!

Glad you are fighting that demon tooth and nail.. It does get old, but we can't give in or give up.. We are not quitters!!!

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BIBLIOMANE40 2/13/2010 1:19PM

    Sounds like you had a good workout! I really want to see his cats now! LOL What a nice surprise with the roses! They are beautiful!

Sherry emoticon

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TSISQUAUSDI 2/13/2010 12:43PM

    What pretty roses! Enjoy!

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NEWSTART127 2/13/2010 12:39AM

    Did you hear that every state except HI got snow today? 49 states in one day! WOW!

Bill is such a sweetie! What a great bouquet!


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FEISTYMAMA 2/12/2010 6:55PM

    Bill is such a sweetie! He always thinks of you.

If the rain doesn't stop soon you're going to have to build an ark!

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SEAWILLOW 2/12/2010 6:29PM

    Congratulations on beating him again! You are a lucky woman to have a hubby like Bill!

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 2/12/2010 5:14PM

    Loved the Flowes! We had sunshine and cold yesterday and rain again today!

Happy Valentines Day!

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MPARKER67 2/12/2010 3:27PM

    Happy Valentine's Day. emoticon What beautiful roses. You are a lucky woman. Congrats on beating the food demon.

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MICKEY341 2/12/2010 3:26PM

    Beautiful flowers! And congratulations for stomping that Demon yesterday!!! Knew you could do it. Our moisture is from melting snow! The sun has not made it all the way out today, however the snow is melting, just barely! But look at it this way, Our grass and trees and any flowers are getting a good soaking! Have to find something positive out of this weather!

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    You remembered! You're telling us how much better you feel and those are absolutely beautiful roses, too!!! Hooray for romantic hubbies!!!

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MDMNINA 2/12/2010 2:27PM

    Well, the rain is supposed to stop tonight, but its going to be COLD. And for most of next week too. I am have to move farther south. Pananma?

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TILLIEBEE 2/12/2010 2:04PM

    Your flowers are getting a good drink of water :)
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