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low hydro bill.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My hydro bill today is the lowest it has been in years. A good part of that is putting the clothes on the line. Sure they are not as soft, but I can live with that. We only use air conditioning at night as it helps us sleep. Last year we used 2 window air conditioners steadily. It is relief to use only one and only at night this year.
I always used hot water for my baths and having been told that is not good for me (Is anything good for me?) LOL. I have started using luke warm water..
We haven't been using the stove for every meal me used it only once a day. Of course now with the canning and pickling season starting, the stove will be used a lot.
With summer being the time of the big bills coming in, taxes, insurance etc. it is nice to have one bill lower.
My car still isn't working so gas being so high is not a problem right now. Walking to get what I need is better for me anyway. When I get too many groceries at once I eat too much. So getting just what I can carry is good all round. LOL.
So I am trying to keep moving as much as my body lets me and I will see how this does along with eating within my allowances.
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My best friend.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

At TOPS , last night we discussed how we get so critical of ourselves when we would encourage and support our friends when they need it. I came up with the idea of putting a little sign on the bottom of the mirror that says -. my best friend. We can tell this best friend that you are beautiful inside even if the outside does not show it. you are strong enough to so what you need to do to be healthy, keep up the good work. etc. We are our own best friend so we have to learn to treat ourselves that way. So go to the mirror and smile. we all look so much better when we smile.
Smile at others and keep them guessing about what you are up to. LOL emoticon

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HISTOGUY 8/12/2014 6:42PM

    I like that - KEEP EM GUESSING!! emoticon

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ears pierced.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On my walk to the bank I saw that the hairdresser was open. On the way back I stopped to see if she pierced ears since my old piercings had closed over. She said yes, when would I like them done. Since no one else was in the shop I said is now OK. So I got them done. Woo Hoo. Now I can wear all my earrings that have been just sitting and some getting lost. I won't go so long without wearing them again.
Working at doing 10,000 steps a day. 8,000 so far for today. Even though the bank is only 3.5 blocks from the house It really made me perspire. So I will wait until later today when it cools down for a long walk. This steps program was a challenge at TOPS this week. A good challenge to get us moving as most of us have been gaining.
It is going to be a good week. I stopped on the way home at the grocery store and got fruit and locally grown tomatoes and cucumbers. I try to spend locally to keep our shops open. I might pay more but don't have to drive and the price of gas makes a saving there.
KEEP SMILING, It looks good on you.

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/23/2014 4:52AM

    I love having pierced ears, earrings are so fun!

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 7/22/2014 4:04PM

    Enjoy your earrings!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Finally have everything washed. and the last of it is out on the line. It is a long time since I last used a clothesline. I usually use a dryer because of allergies. But I have been outside a lot and everything is OK, so I am saving hydro by putting it out on the line. They always smell so nice too.
I have ironing board and sewing supplies set up so I can watch television while I do that too. I don't usually iron either, but like slacks creased and cotton blend shirts spray starched nice and crisp. I just don't do it often. I have a long list of other things I want to get done too.
I guess I am taking a page from THINFITKINDVGAN and decided to get the house in order, starting with our clothes. Next is cleaning and throw out things that are broken or no longer of use. I am hoping that keeping busy like this will help me with my weight loss. It sure can't hurt anyway.
I always feel better about myself when I have done a good days work.. Don't we all.

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    emoticon And, yes it makes us feel much better when things are orderly. I'm very impressed!

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bad bad June.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Too many food events in June and my weight is up. Starting today I am back on track. It has been too hot to exercise, but is cooler today so I will get it done.
I had forgotten that gluten makes me over eat. So bread, pasta, tostitoes and anything else made with wheat flour is out of my diet. How many times do I have to learn this lesson.
My son has gone back to Edmonton, Alberta with his wife and son. We had such a great visit. I hope we are up to going there next summer. Bob left me some bottles of home made wine, so maybe one glass for a bed time treat occasionally will be great and in line with calories if I am good and count them.
I will get these pounds off again. Smile.

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    Only you can stop the repeat behavior that keeps you gaining weight. I know it is tough to be on program on social engagements, etc. However others need to know that you put yourself first and foremost. I at least hope you feel this way.

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/4/2014 10:36AM

    You can do it : )

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