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Summer and vacation is over

Sunday, October 03, 2010

This was my last weekend in my home in the USA until next May, 2011. I don't know where the past 4 1/2 months have gone but they are gone and it's now time for that 11 1/2 hour non-stop flight back overseas and back in time. No more pork of any kind, no more alcohol of any kind, no more TLC tv, no more WalMart, no more gym time until May.

The up side to leaving the USA it will be in the 40's-50's, landing will be 90-110 and humid, no more shopping, no more sweets, no more snacking on yummy stuff, no turning on the heat and no snow, no rain, my furbabies will be happy to see me and hopefully back to cross stitching.

I did gain 7 lbs since May eating good food that I don't get from Oct-May but I did get in more exercise. Sometime next week I will get back on track better and lose those pounds. My weekends will be Thursday and Friday again, I will be 8 hours ahead of the USA.

This will be a rough week and very hard to say good bye to my friends and family, but then the countdown begins until May.

Have a GREAT week.

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PATRICE603 10/5/2010 10:16PM

    Have a safe trip. Stay well!

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SOFEDUPP 10/4/2010 2:15PM

    Have a safe trip!!

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HJFOGARTY 10/3/2010 10:54PM

    I for one will miss you terribly! but I know you will be back again next year! so I just want you to travel safely and start that count down!!!

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SUZYMOBILE 10/3/2010 10:05PM

    We're gonna miss you! See you at the rally next year!!


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Something worked!

Monday, September 27, 2010

I do know better to trust a scale sitting in the damp basement of a gym but for the most part I've gotten on the scale after a dr. appt. and it's been fairly accurate, so let's hope so this time. Last week at the dr.'s office I weighed 156, checked the scale in the gym and said the same thing. Checked the scale today and it said 151.2, I was excited! Must be the fact that I'm not going out to eat every night and trying to eat better.

On the other hand, after the gym tonight I stopped by Dunkin Donuts and got a large hot cider drink then put Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice liquer and a cinnamon stick to eat with my chili. MMMMM, warmed me right up on this chilly, damp New Hampshire evening. I did have a good workout at the gym too.

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ROSY_TIAMO 9/28/2010 3:33PM

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SUZYMOBILE 9/27/2010 10:20PM

    Oh yum, and you earned it!

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PLPEEP 9/27/2010 8:50PM

    Then you deserved the treat. Sounds like you are doing a great job and the scales are showing the results.

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Another weekend gone

Sunday, September 26, 2010

But it was a nice one.
my son and grand son came up so we watched the lousy baseball game together on Saturday. It was a beautiful day out there too, I had the doors and windows open compared to almost having to have a fire in the fireplace.

Today it was about 20 degrees cooler and damp. I wanted to go to a fair to see if I could find a particular item that I had seen ad several other fairs this summer but unfortunately they guy wasn't there so now I have to think up other Christmas presents. It got cold and started to sprinkle so we didn't stay long. We did have a hot Italian Sausage with peppers and onion sandwich, YUM. The I had to get a piece of fried dough.

It was a very pretty fall drive down there and back.

Now on to cleaning this week and packing up for next week's departure emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HJFOGARTY 9/26/2010 8:57PM

    OMG I can't believe that you are so close to heading back for the winter. it was a good day today the weather was great not too hot or cold - I'm glad you got to spend the weekend with your grandson and son. this summer went by way too fast! just crazy really. see you tomorrow after work.

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I can eat better for awhile.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I know what you are thinking, "well you SHOULD be eating healthy to begin with". Well I try. The thing is this, from Oct - May I live overseas in the Middle EAst where pork and alcohol is forbidden and against the law plus the restaurants are all big name American chain restaurants and the traffic to go anywhere is beyond miserable. So when my husband and I are here in the USA on vacation, we take full advantage of going out to good local places, not the chains. I do try to chose the healthy choices but I am tired of denying myself good food that I like. So we go out to eat a lot while we're here. my husband has now gone back overseas which means I don't go out to eat my myself so it's back to chicken, fish, chicken, fish, vegetables and salad for 2 weeks. Then nothing but chicken, fish, bean dishes, chicken, salad and more chicken until next May.

Now to go through the fridge and clean out the junk!

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SUZYMOBILE 9/24/2010 9:43PM

    OMG, I think I'd go crazy not being able to have, say, a burger (not that I have them anyway--just the IDEA of not being able to have one would make it irresistible). And no bloody marys! Argh!

Hope you don't miss DH too much. Healthier eating is at least one positive thing for the time being. Good for you, thinking of that!

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HJFOGARTY 9/24/2010 9:11PM

    it has to be so very hard not to have the things you like for most of your year and then to come back and be able to have what ever you want and still try to keep a balance with it all - being deprived for so long doesn't make it easy to always make the best choices but you do the best you can and that is what you should be doing. as long as you take care of you - you will make it work. you are such an amazing lady I have no idea how you make it work when you are back over seas with so many restrictions. I would go crazy in a few days - haha not that I'm not crazy already! lol hope you have a great weekend and don't miss your dh too much!

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RWETHAIRYET 9/24/2010 8:39PM

    makes sense to me. I'd figure to enjoy while I could

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RWETHAIRYET 9/24/2010 8:39PM

    makes sense to me. I'd figure to enjoy while I could

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GRANNYS5 9/24/2010 8:26PM

    Wow! Good luck:)

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What a day

Monday, September 20, 2010

Went to the dr. this morning (didn't know I had an apt but they called me on Friday to remind me.) As I figured, weight is up, blood pressure is up and I have a staph infection. I made the mistake of telling the nurse that I hadn't had a tetanus shot recently and got one of those too. Last week I noticed a rash under my breasts, not a normal rash but welt like spots. I washed, washed, put on powder, put on A&D ointment, put on diaper rash cream, Lamisil cream, first aid cream and still did not go away. So today she looked at it and said it's a staph infection that I could have gotten from sweating and my bra band. I have another pill to take for a few days now.
I hope I don't get any more surprise dr. appts because I won't be here when the bills come in.

It was a great week last week driving around with DH here and there to places we haven't been. Very nice back country drives too.

I also got my counted Cross Stitch Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue magazine today and LOTs of neat ornaments in it to stitch for Christmas.

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HJFOGARTY 9/22/2010 9:09PM

    so glad you had that appointment to find that infection before it got worse! so take some time and heal! take care of you! and enjoy that new magazine! sounds like you will be stitching up a storm!

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MRE1956 9/21/2010 7:46AM

    Yikes! Take care!

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SUZYMOBILE 9/21/2010 7:03AM

    Take good care of that infection, Robin!

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ROCKETNUT 9/20/2010 7:26PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your doctor's appointment, but you don't want to mess with tetanus... it's just as well to keep up with it. I got my last shot right after a dog bit me six years ago or so.... I'm glad you had a chance to do some driving around with your hubby - back road driving,especially here in NH, is the best!

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VMSKROCH 9/20/2010 5:41PM

  That is a rough day! Only thing you can say after that is good thing you don't have a doctors appointment tomorrow! Good luck!

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