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Thankful Friday Continued

Friday, July 22, 2011

Had a good day at work. Had a surprise visit from former co-worker. Brightened my day!

Enjoyed driving in the parade...although waiting was hot.

Went to dinner with our group afterwards and was proud of myself. Ordered grilled chicken sandwich and only ate 1/2...but ate too many chips...but not all of them and still stayed within my daily calories. Awesome! I cut my sandwich in two and after eating the first half...didn't really feel hungry and was thinking of weighing in tomorrow...and handed it to the waiter when he came around to get it out of my sight. It worked! Awesome! I have come a long way. Finally starting to get serious about counting my food intake. I'm proud of myself!

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ANATASHIKI 7/23/2011 3:03AM

    great job! emoticon emoticon

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MELTING2SVELTE 7/23/2011 12:51AM

    Nice move, getting rid of that extra food.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/22/2011 11:43PM

    Sounds like a super day!! WAY TO GO on getting serious about your food intake and getting your sandwich out of sight and out of mind!!! WOOHOO!!!

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Thankful Friday

Friday, July 22, 2011

They got the air running last evening. I slept so much better...just wanted to sleep longer :) The air rain all night and is still only 76 and hubby is worried about utility bill..but I am just thankful!

Walking Grandpups several times a day. They are always ready for a walk.

Busy with the air will feel like doing things around the house. Need to stock up at farmer's market. Went through last week's pretty quickly.

Off to make it a great day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/22/2011 11:40PM

    So glad that you got your AC fixed. I don't know how anyone survived this heat wave with AC!!! WAY TO GO on getting some sleep!!!

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ANATASHIKI 7/22/2011 1:08PM

    tell your hubby that's still cheaper than a doctor's bill . I'm glad you feel better with the AC and could rest

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MELTING2SVELTE 7/22/2011 1:06PM

    Tis a blessing to have, for sure and for certain!

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HARRIET8AL 7/22/2011 10:38AM

    I glad you got the AC back! Stay cool!

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BD3269PM 7/22/2011 6:24AM

    Thank goodness for that air! This heat is brutal-today being the worst here on Long Island. Be careful with the activity level today and enjoy the weekend. emoticon Stay cool!

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VENISEW1 7/22/2011 5:38AM

    So happy you got some emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

They start on air conditioner today! Yipee! Been pretty hot the last couple of nights so I'm looking forward to a good night sleeping in the air conditioner. If I didn't work and drive in might not be so bad.

Grandpuppy sitting for our son's two terriers this weekend. That should keep us lively. We're going to be gone a lot but son said they can stay in their crate as they are used to it,

Will give me a reason to walk them early in the AM instead of riding the bike for my AM exercise.

Took Mom to Dr and I came back kinda down. Dr asked me if we'd want to try physical therapy on her back. I think it may help but not sure how we're going to get her there. I think she sits in her recliner too much but that's my opinion. She went to therapy a couple of years ago and it did help but know she doesn't stay up with it. Tells the Dr she didn't sleep the night before. I know she slept some or she would have been different than she was. Sometimes her quirkiness irritates me. She tells everyone dad died 5 years ago and it will be 3 this fall. She sometimes gets things all twisted up. For some reason it wears on me at times. Used to be I could blow it off. If you say anything she starts on the...I'm never right...I'm always wrong etc. etc. so it's best to let things roll. So went back to work kinda down wondering how we're going to get through this journey together..but know we will. She is so needy and wants a lot of attention. The more we give her the better she is. Haven't spent as much time with her recently and now her back is so painful. She ouched before DR touched her...Dr looked at me and said I didn't touch her yet!!! Don't know where my empathy went. Sometimes I see her as whiney, complainer, critical spirited and lonely and manipulator. Why can't I see her as lonely, scared and fearful? She is wanting us to get her a housekeeper. Her house is immaculate. Everyone else has one. My fear if we get one...they won't ever do a good enough job...and then what will she do? Her whole day revolves around cleaning her house and laundry and TV. No hobbies, no projects etc....except CURVES a couple times a week. She does walk at times in the neighborhood and if she remembers - she waters her flowers. Going through morning quiet time with a Bible Study on loving the unlovely. Praying to adjust my attitude between her and co-worker and learn to have a more Godly attitude towards others. I desire to treat both of them with dignity and respect and love. I know we are good to my mother in law...I just don't like my attitude or lack of patience with her. She is in her own little world and doesn't seem to realize how much time we do give her.

Off to make it a GREAT DAY!

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SHEILA_WIP 7/21/2011 11:12PM

    Grandpuppy sitting can be fun.

Gosh, I am sorry to hear about the hard times with your Mom. I understand. You could be describing my Dad without him getting out at all. It seems that if they don't get out, they just sit and dwell on things, at least my Dad does.

Enjoy the AC. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/21/2011 5:46PM

    I am sure you are treating your mom and co-worker with dignity, love and respect. You may not feel like you are but I am sure you are doing a good job. Hopefully when your mom goes out, she remembers her way back home.
You have a really good attitude...can't be perfect, but God expects us to only do our best.
Praying for you as God is working in you to be more accepting of your attitudes.
Blessings and hugs.

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ANATASHIKI 7/20/2011 7:21AM

    sorry to hear you have such hardships

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Taking Mom for fasting blook work this AM. House is hot...they brought air conditioner and will start on it Wednesday. Looking forward to it. It's been OK so far but this is a hot week!

Doing good eating within calorie range. Takes planning. I desire to stick with in. Eating out after parade Friday night so need to get to planning that. Taking lunch to work and eating at a park. Even though it was hot yesterday - it was nice under the shelter.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/21/2011 5:38PM

    Sure hope they get your AC in and working. It is too hot to do without it right now. Sounds like you are having a good week even in the heat. Be careful.

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    Thank goodness for air-conditioning! :)

Keep up with the in-range eating. And yes, it takes some planning to remain in range, but it's totally worth it.

Have a fantastic day!!!

- Michelle

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EDITOR 7/19/2011 6:48AM

    Can't think of a single reason to have a parade. I know I missed something, somewhere.
The heat will crank up but our ceiling fan works marvels. We'll see if I say that again at the end of this predicted week.

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Marvelous Monday

Monday, July 18, 2011

Visited co-worker who's recovering from surgery. She is doing well and on the mend. Hopefully she will be back next Wednesday. Took the rest of the day easy. We took a ride in the car in the evening...but couldn't get rid of nagging headache. So came back and laid down for awhile and it went away.

Little warm last night...looking forward to the air conditioner being put in this week.

Off to make it a great week!

Doing good on tracking food and staying within my limits. Only a few days in a row but proud of myself

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SHEILA_WIP 7/18/2011 10:25PM

    Hey, tracking is very important and staying in the limit is AWESOME. Sorry about your headache, I hope that it goes away soon.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/18/2011 8:30PM

    WAY TO GO on starting a streak with tracking your food and staying within your limits!!! We all need to start someplace and you should be proud of you!!! Hope your nagging headache has gone away and you had a super Sunday!!!

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GBSLIM 7/18/2011 9:46AM

    A lot of blessings going on. No headache, AC, tracking! emoticon

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