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Fun with WW math

Sunday, April 13, 2014

If you've been following my blog the past couple of weeks, you know that I am following the OLD (probably four generations ago) Weight Watcher's Flex Plan. This is the plan I lost 167 pounds to goal with and I figure if it worked once, why change it!

Today we decided to get pizza for dinner. WW gives you a set number of "points" per day along with a weekly allowance to spread out over the week, eat all at once, or not eat at all. I had 21 points left for the day and about 2/3 of my weekly allowance points left.

According to their handy dandy point guide, one slice of large one meat pizza is 9 points. The only problem is their large pizza is 1/8 of a pie, and my pizza is 1/10 of the same pie.

So does a whole pie =72 and each slice = 7??? Just to be on the safe side, I counted my two slices as 15 points. I don't want to get into fractions. I am satisfied and still have points left for a snack later.

I suppose I could have just "charged" myself 18 points for the two slices, but that hardly seems fair. I also could probably ask the pizza people to cut my large into 8 slices next time instead of 10, but then they might think I"m wierd. I already tell them "almost NO cheese" as my husband doesn't like cheese at all.


In the end, I think it's all relative.

While I was putting clothes in the dryer, Mr. Houdini decided to settle into my spot for a nap. I've been posting lots of info on Rascal Too lately, so here are a few pics of Houdini this time.




Onward & Downward!

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JUNEAU2010 4/14/2014 9:35PM

    Houdini looks a lot like my Juneau!

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NELSONCHERYL59 4/14/2014 8:36PM

    i love the pics of Houdini
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MOM2ACAT 4/14/2014 10:28AM

    What an adorable kitty!

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WHYNOTJ1 4/14/2014 7:42AM

    Keep up the great WW work!

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SWEETNEEY 4/14/2014 3:16AM

    I remember that WW plan well.

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LISASGONNADOIT 4/14/2014 12:50AM

    What a cutie pie!!!! emoticon

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 4/13/2014 11:34PM

    love the kitty pics!

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ELSCO55 4/13/2014 10:14PM

    You gotta love those fur babies.

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LINDA! 4/13/2014 9:28PM

    What a sweetheart. I just love cats (and dogs.)

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KAREN608 4/13/2014 6:54PM

    Oh sweet cat!!

Figuring calories: it can get complicated. I think you did well to figure it out. Since you had less cheese on it, that would make it less calories as well.

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Appliances have exceeded their normal life cycle

Friday, April 11, 2014

So much for trying to economize and thinking I was done with the laundry room project.

My washer needed new suspension rods and a new transmission, parts are obsolete for my 26 year old machine. The dryer "could" be overhauled at a cost of about $400 (more than the cost of a new dryer).

It was the last day of Home Depot's 10% off sale. New appliances will be delivered and installed next week.

The cost of these two is less than I've spent in vet bills to keep Rascal Too alive, but somehow, the benefit pales by comparison.

Hopefully the refrigerator and stove don't get jealous and go next!

  
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WHYNOTJ1 4/14/2014 7:46AM

    We have an awesome repair guy who has been keeping our stuff going, but eventually I know we need to replace several appliances.

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SWEETNEEY 4/13/2014 10:59AM

    I think you owe Sears & Roebuck some money - the washing machine was not supposed to last that long - you've committed Grand Larceny on them. You go Robin Hood.

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MARILYNROBERT 4/12/2014 1:13PM

    Wow, our washer and dryer are 14 years old...I thought that was pretty great. emoticon

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CALLIECURTIS4 4/12/2014 9:21AM

    I am expecting our fridge to go out soon.....it is over 15 years old. Our heater is the same that came with our mobile home (1979) emoticon Hoping when the time comes I will have money and won`t have to use credit.

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BETRHO48 4/12/2014 2:31AM

    emoticon Just one of those "facts of life." Just when you think you have things going along pretty well, something happens to disrupt the peace!

From Annie Flint's poem, "God has not promised skies always blue, flower-strewn pathways all our lives through.....

But God has promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the laborer,
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love."

May God bless you as you go down this road we call life.
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~Beth


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LINDA! 4/11/2014 11:53PM

    emoticon New appliances are the way to go.

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JUNEAU2010 4/11/2014 9:29PM

    I have a feeling my refrigerator is just PLANNING to go out when I need to buy an airline ticket. I know the feeling!

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KAREN608 4/11/2014 9:23PM

    this explains the appliance junkyard at our place...dh uses the parts since the models are the same as ours. We had one odd one but a main part of it went to some lady in town who needed it. OK with us. DH drags these home as they are free. Some day my new washer/dryer will come???

My frig is over 18 and says hi to yours. It is getting some tiny rust spots! Time for primer and paint ??? Sigh. We put two new parts in it ($50) and it keeps going.

The best laid plans are apt to change in a heart beat.

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NELSONCHERYL59 4/11/2014 9:12PM

    well, i am glad that you can get new washer and dryer,
maybe we should ask God for some appliance angels or saints to keep the frig and stove from getting jealous - that was cute, i enjoyed that one emoticon

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SKIMBRO 4/11/2014 7:47PM

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Sunny Productive Friday

Friday, April 11, 2014

emoticon I was able to get more work done in the shed today, clearing out old stuff that has accumulated there over the years and to the curb before the trash pick up.

I also threw out 5 old bowling balls, 2 of mine and 3 of my husband's. Just how on EARTH do you get rid of old bowling balls? We both have 2 apiece so no need to keep the rest, not that either of us will be going bowling anytime soon!

ALL 5 of the bowling balls were freecycled into other peoples cars before the trash truck arrived.

I still have some more work to do in the shed. I limit this activity to when my husband's healthcare worker is here so that I can have uninterrupted time without worrying about him being alone in the house.

My new picture frame arrived. Here is the other wall of the laundry room with the little white cabinet and the new picture frame. The picture is from when we went to Vegas in 1999 to renew our vows for our 25th wedding anniversary. How time flies!



I had a good week on WW Flex and weighed in yesterday with a 1.5 pound loss. I know from previous experience that I will have a couple of weeks of .5 to 1.5 pound losses and then all of a sudden have a 3 or 4 pounds in a week one. It averages out to around 2 a week. Every loss is a good loss!!!

Onward & Downward!

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CHEBBA 4/11/2014 6:14PM

    Being artistic I could've had great fun modifying those bowling balls! Too heavy to ship to England, though!

Well done on your WW Flex loss - and your place is looking trés smart.

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KAREN608 4/11/2014 3:23PM

    Bowling balls: glue marbles etc on them and make into garden ornaments!!! use E6000 glue or something. Can glue pennies on them too. I wish I had them!!!!!!!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 4/11/2014 2:11PM

    We're Spring cleaning this and next weekend!

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MOM2ACAT 4/11/2014 1:42PM

    I've seen people on Pinterest paint old bowling balls to look like ladybugs and place them in the garden.

I'm not surprised that they got picked up though by other people.

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WHYNOTJ1 4/11/2014 1:30PM

    Wow, that's a lot of bowling balls. Yay for getting rid of clutter and for doing so great with WW! Woohoo!

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REVELLEDIVA 4/11/2014 1:19PM

    keep it up. I'm not sure what i would have done with five bowling balls either.

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Laundry Room Before and After

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Just a few touch ups tomorrow and backsplash to be installed next week!





  
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MOM2ACAT 4/10/2014 12:52PM

    Very nice!

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WHYNOTJ1 4/10/2014 7:29AM

    Awesome!

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ELSCO55 4/9/2014 10:20PM

    great

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LINDA! 4/9/2014 9:28PM

    Looking good!!

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JUNEAU2010 4/9/2014 8:07PM

    I would LOVE to have a laundry room!

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LISASGONNADOIT 4/9/2014 7:49PM

    Your laundry room looks great! So finished and clean. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHEBBA 4/9/2014 7:11PM

    Love the big washing machines and driers you have over there - wish we could get them like that over here! (England). We have a top of the range washing machine, for sure, a Miele, but although it has a large drum I'd love an even bigger one, like yours!

Lovely improvement, you'll be quite the domestic goddess not wanting to be out the laundry room! Grin!

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VIADOLOROSA 4/9/2014 7:03PM

    I can't wait to see it when it's done!

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MARILYNROBERT 4/9/2014 6:47PM

    It's looking good! emoticon

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 4/9/2014 5:59PM

    Love it!

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DH's doctor visit

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

***warning, this is not my typical, positive type of blog***

My dear husband had his appointment with the nuerosurgeon who did his brain surgery and installed the VP shunt in his brain in August 2012. To prepare for the visit, a CT scan of his head was performed on March 31st.

This CT scan was compared to the last one he had in October 2012, and he now has something called a Subdural Hygroma, an accumulation of Cerebral Spinal Fluid on the outside of his brain, under his skull.

The diagnosis and treatment plan at this point are to not adjust the shunt settings, wait a month and repeat the CT scan to see if there is any change. If the amount of fluid decreases, shunt adjustment may be made to assist him with balance and gait issues, if the amount of fluid increases, additional brain surgery and a second type of shunt placement may be indicated.

My husband has already recently refused cataract surgery and if brain surgery is needed, I am not sure the alternative if he refuses to have it. I have, of course, done all types of internet searches and can find very little about hygroma's.

All I can do at this point is give it to God and trust that whatever His will is, is what will happen.

  
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KAREN608 4/9/2014 2:23PM

    So sorry you have these worries. You both will be in my prayers.

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    I am so sorry, sending up prayers for both of you. emoticon

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WHYNOTJ1 4/9/2014 7:09AM

    My goodness, that is scary stuff, Susan. I hope next month's CT scan shows better results. I'm sending good wishes your way.

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    Prayers for you, him and his caregivers. emoticon

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