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I'm Sure God Gave Me A Brain--Maybe I should Try Using It

Monday, October 01, 2012





It would seem that since I woke up this morning for the first time in 7 days without a sinus/allergy headache so bad that I would be dizzy at times, that I would relax and enjoy the h.a free day.........NOT A CHANCE!! Just look at the jungle that is supposed to be my back yard.....I was out on the mower for over 3 hours. Not all at once, I did have sense enough to take breaks. OH and I did take an allergy pill before I started. So I guess Tarzan will have to find a new home.

I'm not sure if sitting on a John Deere mower for 3 hours is considered exercise however my yard used to be a pasture so it has more craters than the moon. I bumped, jiggled, and thumped for the entire 3 hours on that rough ground.

God did bless me with an amazing site..........2 very large hawks (at least I think they were hawks) were floating and diving right over my property for over an hour. I got to watch them fly, float, and frolic on the current. One stayed and the other one left. The one that stayed dipped and dove and floated for a good 45 minutes longer. A special show for an audience of one to watch.

Of course, I aggravated moths, grasshoppers, crickets, and many other bugs. I even scared a field mouse out of it's spot into another spot then back to the original spot.

Anyway, John Deere and I had a nice long afternoon together and so far only a teeny tiny bit of a headache.

If you can see the dark spot in the middle of the following picture it is the hawk...




For the past 2 years this mum has looked so spindly that I almost pulled it our........look at it this fall

  
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YIGOBUTTERFLY 10/3/2012 4:25PM

    What lush looking grass. If you got a goat... Watching the hawks sounds delightful.

Jane

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EATVEGAN 10/3/2012 2:19AM

    My daughter has free range chickens so she has hawks, buzzards, and eagles coming by to check out the pickings. They are amazing to watch. The roosters have a special signal when the birds of prey are present.

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LABRATIAM 10/2/2012 10:00PM

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ASOBFALLS 10/2/2012 5:23PM

    Can't wait to see what color those mums are when they bloom!!

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CHALLENGER15 10/2/2012 7:24AM

    I wish my mums had made it through the long, dry summer, but it is my fault for not taking care of them. I hope you post picture of the mums when they bloom! I would enjoy that.

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/1/2012 11:02PM

    We have had the turkey buzzards gliding in the sky by our house ... probably about 20 up there at the same time enjoying the breezy day we had .... it really is neat to see .... they will be leaving within the month to head south and then return in March .... been a lot of Canadian geese flying south ... watch out below !! tee hee Roc
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DJ4HEALTH 10/1/2012 10:44PM

    The hawks were searching for food in the grass you just mowed

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Week 5 of the Christmas Challenge

Thursday, September 27, 2012



I was up 4/10 pound at weigh in this morning.

Elsie

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 10/1/2012 9:21PM

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CANBDONE 10/1/2012 11:53AM

    Hope the scales moving in the right direction....don't give up! emoticon

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LINTPICKER 9/29/2012 10:32AM

    my weight fluctuates up to 3-4 pounds every day. I now try to weigh once a week.

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/28/2012 7:54AM

    Good for you!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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CHALLENGER15 9/28/2012 5:51AM

    Since a person's weight fluctuates from day to day, I don't think this is a bad thing... emoticon

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What Size Dishes Are You Using????

Monday, September 24, 2012

You've probably heard or read this at least 200 time so maybe this time it will sink in...just what size plates, forks, spoons, cups, etc. are you using...

are you using a soup/cereal bowl for soups, cereals,fruit, etc?.......try using a sauce dish.....it holds one serving of cereal with enough room for a small amount of milk

are you using a soup cup or bowl with a handle........try using a coffee mug...automatically smaller servings

what about your plate? proper servings on a regular dinner plate look very small so try a salad plate or even a toddler plate with the sections on it....sure makes your servings look soooo much larger

eating with salad forks or even youth forks and spoons will have you taking smaller bites therefore making your meal last longer and filling you up more..

By using the much smaller plates, bowls, cups, and silver, your meal will look bigger and a lot of what we eat is because it LOOKS so small to us so we add more to fill the plate...then because we have the "clean your plate" syndrome we over eat.

In this way, you can easily set your self up to win at the losing game...and even if you takes a second helping, you are still eating less than with the full size dinnerware and silver..

If salad/desert plates are still too big, go down to the bread plates.

What do yu think? Is it worth a try?

  
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SAINTBERNARD6 9/26/2012 11:40PM

    I use the portion sizes that are listed in the food section.....smaller dishes make the smaller portions look bigger.......

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GLITTER60 9/25/2012 10:20PM

    emoticon that is me. good ideas. how do you track items like that.

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CHALLENGER15 9/25/2012 3:09PM

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DANCINCAJUN1 9/24/2012 8:58PM

    we started using small dinner plates a long time ago .... yes, it works !! we do eat so much less than when we had the huge ones. Great blog ! Roc
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Christmas Challenge Weekly Report...Week 4

Sunday, September 23, 2012



This is the beginning of week 4, how are you doing? Good/ Bad/ Staying the same? any pitfalls?

My official weigh in will be Thursday morning at TOPS. I am hoping I didn't gain while on my vacation.

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 9/23/2012 11:20PM

    dropped one then flat .... gotta get some steam going ! emoticon

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My "DRAWKCAB" (backward) Day!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012



Yesterday started out to be one of "those" days but ended up good.

1. I slept late---now you say, well you are on vacation so what's the big deal?..I wanted to get some things done before we went to the mall. I had to go buy an extra set of clothes because I only took clothes for 3 days and stayed 4 days. So off to Walmart, I go. I took my picture card to have a CD made for my sister in law who is sight impaired. The machine decided to play hard to get---what should have took just 8 to 10 minutes took over 45--I was fuming. Because of this time frame, I was unable to get something decent for breakfast so ended up not eating nearly all day. I did get a Subway oven roasted chicken breast on 9 grain honey oat bread to go. By the time I got back to my room, I had a headache. Not too much later, Dale called and said they were on the way and to meet them at the mall. I did this. After an hour of walking, standing, walking, standing my back was hurting along with my head. I excused myself and went back to lay down for a bit. I woke up 90 minutes later--feeling much better.

Later in the evening, we went to the show----it was fantastic...we saw the Baldknobbers. My headache had diminished some by then. When I got back to my room, I took another allergy pill so I could sleep the night. It worked--I got up early, got off to home and was home by 10 AM.

Still having some head heaviness and light headed time because I didn't get enough water while in Branson. I've been drinking the water today..By tomorrow all will be good again...except now my credit cards are groaning...

Elsie

  
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CHALLENGER15 9/23/2012 2:57PM

    Sorry about the headache; I bet with some rest and hydration you will feel better!

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HONDABLONDE 9/23/2012 5:41AM

    Have a super time!

Debb

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DANCINCAJUN1 9/22/2012 9:43PM

    one habit I got into while living in the "south" (Texas & Oklahoma) was to carry an ice chest whenever I left to go anywhere for more than 3 hours .... you gotta drink !! so glad you enjoyed the show ... sorry you felt bad, especially with a headache ! Roc
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CASTIRONLADY 9/22/2012 8:38PM

    Glad you are safe and sound and headache free today.

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