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Another Scorching Day

Monday, August 01, 2011

We're headed into another week of excessive heat warnings--temps up to 112 possible. It was 84 at 8 AM. Set a record today at 108.

I did get out and mow the front and side yards this morning before the temps got real high. Was out on the mower about 90 minutes sweating. I did wear a hat most of the time--I do not like hats--I cannot stand anything on my head. Also, I hung out a load of laundry this morning.

I got invited out to lunch with my daughter and son in law. We went to a buffet that has lots of veggies and a wonderful fruit bar. I ate my desert first--it was watermelon, cantaloupe. strawberries. and cucumbers with tomatoes. Then I ate from the food bar---couldn't finish my 1 plate--only ate half of it.

Do you use the new food plate as your guideline? The FDA has changed the food pyramid to a plate, it is fantastic and so easy to follow no matter what size plate you use. I did a lesson on this at TOPS. I took 8 inch foam plates, markers and stick on magnets and had everyone make a "plate" for their frig. They loved it. The plate is divided into 4 sections--those being fruit, veggie, grains, protein. Dairy is separate at the side of the plate. Just make sure to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies, 1/4th with grains and 1/4 with protein. Your meal will be balanced. There is a web site explaining all this..I think it is myplate.gov. Spark People has a nice article about this change. The plate is much easier to understand than the pyramid was. Even youngsters can follow it.

Then I came home and took a nap---now here I am....hehehe

Elsie

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/1/2011 10:09PM

    So glad you had a wonderful day!!! Hopefully that heat wave will break up soon...Before too long we can complain about the cold.

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ROSALIEESTHER 8/1/2011 8:17PM

    I admire your ability to go to a buffet and make great choices.

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Beginning To Feel Human Again

Friday, July 22, 2011

I haven't added to my blogs due to my extreme fatigue and tiredness. Each day it seemed like a chore just to put one foot in front of the other. Moving from my bed to my computer chair was a big chore---some days I didn't even want to do that.

After 3 Vit. B 12 injections, I am feeling 80 to 90% human again. I am getting up and doing things as the heat will allow. I have even been hanging out my clothes to dry and taking DJ for walks.

This week I only went down 2/10th of a pound but as it was so graciously pointed out to me it is down and not up. Thank you God for the encouragements of these special people. I hope to soon be back into some quilting---haven't quite gotten that far yet.

My daughter, grandkids, and I have been visiting a different church that we may join. It has many more programs going that the one I currently belong to. Also, we would get to meet a lot more people and I would get out of the house more. I am sort of stagnated right now. Of course the fatigue didn't help either.

I have been consuming lots of fresh veggies this past 2 weeks---tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelon, and onions. Been making salads with fat free Italian dressings and a little olive oil.

Thank you Lord for caring for me and please, pretty please..could we have some nice gentle rain?

  


EATING MINDFULLY

Monday, July 04, 2011

1. PAUSE: are you hungry? how hungry are you? what are you hungry for?

2. THINK: how do you want to feel when you are done?

3. RELAX: give yourself the time to enjoy your snack or meal mindfully. you'll feel more satisfied with less food

4. SAVOR: make eating a multisensory experience. notice the appearance, aromas, textures, and flavors

5. SAVOR: take one small bite at a time. chew slowly

6. ENJOY: enjoy the setting, the company, and the occasion---even if it's only a short break!


special thanks to Sarah Allen, MS,RD,LDN



Feel free to print and enlarge this and put it on your frig...might just help some. I found this on line and thought it was some good points..

  
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CAROLIAN 7/6/2011 4:08PM

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SHAP3SHIFTER 7/5/2011 9:50AM

    Thanks for the tips! emoticon

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I don't wanna'!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I don't wanna:
1. get up and move-----can't somebody do it for me???

2. wait for this weight to come off-------what happened to the Poleroid company---poof and it was done---instant---where's the magician----abbra cadabra it's gone.....

3. do it myself-----what can't someone do this for me? --------sure would be easier

I know, I know--we weren't promised easy just that God will guide us through everything and boy do I want and need His guideance. I just don't understand how people can say thereisn't a God when all they have to do is look around them. I am so thankful God takes such good care of me. He does provide all my needs-----not always all my wants but then I want a lot....LOL I want easy and no work.......hehehe

  
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JUNEBUG150 6/27/2011 10:54PM

    Your blog gave me a chuckle! emoticon Sometimes I feel like that too. God is so good to us!!! He knows that if we got everything we wanted we still wouldn't be happy. I go through that with my grandkids, I tell them that no matter how much they get they are never satisfied. We are blessed indeed! Hugs, Melody

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CJSARGENT1 6/26/2011 11:05AM

    Such good food for thought. Thank you

God is everywhere....you do only need to look.



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CAROLIAN 6/25/2011 3:38PM

    Don't we all if we had everything we wished for how boring life would be.We need targets and goals to make us move forward rather than sit on our bums We wait on the Lord not the Lord waiting on us. emoticon

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Today I am very tired

Friday, June 17, 2011



For some reason, I seem to be very tired this evening. I had a fun learning day. I went to a quilt class where i practiced some techniques I had learned at an earlier class. Also, I learned some new free hand quilting. It was so much fun. If she has the class again I will take it. Somewhere along the line, I have lost my incentive to quilt. I really need to work on getting this back as I do enjoy quilting even though I am a very basic beginner. I have started 4 quilts but haven't finished any of them. Two of them have been packed away for over 20 years.

Slowly, I am renewing my interest in doing this. I should make quilts for Christmas.........the key word here is "should"......hehehe

My main problem is once I sit down at this computer, i don't get up much.....

Will be up from it Monday as the lawn needs mowing again and I need to get outside.....

  
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JUNEBUG150 6/17/2011 11:54PM

    I understand what you are saying! I'm the same way with my crocheting. I love doing it but if I lay it down which I have done many times in the past, then I find it very hard to get back into it. Right now I've got a project that I started last year and haven't worked on it in months. I've crocheted blankets for my 2 daughters and 3 of my 5 grandchildren. My DSiL complained that I never did one for him so that is the project that I started. Of course my other 2 grandchildren are feeling leftout as well. I would like to try quilting sometime but don't know when. Hope you get your will to quilt back emoticon emoticon

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