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Tomorrow out to the garden we go.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

it is get dirty day and play with my plants. We're going to add in another type of tomatoe into our group to make homemade salsa. Last year was a bad season all around for my veggie/herb garden. This year I think it should be a better year mostly because I now know what some of the things that caused last year's fungi and how to prevent it this year.

I love fresh veggies. emoticon

  
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the week...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I actually am quite proud of myself - even though the temptation at one point was to go and have a glass of wine after the stress of work, I didn't.

I want to get my Triglycerides under control, last year was a shocker. I normally have great ones, but I had started a very bad habit at least now I see, of having a glass of wine with dinner /after work.

Anyway. This week had only one really bad day and I still made it through without having a glass of wine. Did however have a nice cup of tea.

  
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CATHWREN 4/20/2013 4:39PM

    Congratulations on recognizing what was causing your problem and immediately working to alleviate it. You're doing great!

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JACKIE542 4/20/2013 9:56AM

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The annual Gyn visit.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Made it through another year - nothing wrong (except weight). Going to have my hormones tested again and a few other things to see if we can pinpoint a few things that seem to indicate a sluggish metabolism that isn't exercise/food related.

Nice outcome for my breast exam - no longer classified as having dense breast tissue. This is a good thing. emoticon

  
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GAILRUU 4/17/2013 8:33AM

    It is always nice to have good results! emoticon

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Working out in my garden

Monday, April 15, 2013

Last year was bad. I had worked very hard on my yard the year before (and the years before that) and have been quite proud of my yard. Last year everything that mattered pretty much went to the way side because I was too tired after work, and recooperating on the weekend by just doing nothing was pretty much the extent of my exercise.

Because of that, going out to eat so often, and no real exercise I put on 50lbs more (I was already overweight but that just pushed it over)

This weekend I started out slow. First working on weeding out and prepping my pots so I can start my veggies (green onions, radishes, tomatoes, herbs, and peppers) I am going to try carrots this year but that is going to be in a different pot I am going to order. Mind you I did a total of 6 hours (3 yesterday and 3 today) and am very pleased with what I got done. I stretched before I started and stretched more after I finished. Next weekend min of 3 of hours in the garden.

I decided that each weekend I will buy 10 dollars worth of flowers to add to my front rail since I really did like having the flowers. I have a lot of seed that I am going to plant and place the containers all over the yard to spruce up and add color. I have considered doing the vertical bags, but we will see.

There is nothing more tastier than a freshly pulled radish or tomato right off the vine.

  
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FISHER011 4/15/2013 1:04AM

    divine!

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ZRIE014 4/15/2013 12:54AM

  set goals and start working on it

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Portions and ounces.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I finally bought myself a very nice electronic scale. It has actually helped me understand several key things about ounces. It's easy to measure -cups, tsps, tbsps, etc for portions, but when something gives its calorie count in ounces, I was lost.

Chicken it was easy, 1 small chicken breast, but come to steak - what does 4 ounces of steak look like exactly. Well last night we did our shopping trip and bought our stables. Came home and started dividing like I normally do for dinners to freeze, but this time I brought out the scale. Turns out 1 steak in the past which would be for one person, actually was for 2. So all of a sudden we doubled the number of meals we had.

Nice part about this is I got my husband to realize that he has some very bad eating habits and have him learning portions, and what he's drinking away in calories each day. He's gained 50 lbs since I met him, but he was about 20 lbs under weight. While he's not going to be as controlled as I am, he will be eating what I make for dinner in the right size portions now.

  
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MT-MOONCHASER 5/27/2013 1:42PM

    I'm catching up on your past blogs and have a comment to make on this one. Did you realize that the weights given for meat portions are the cooked weight? Normally to get a 3 oz. portion, the raw meat will be at or close to 4 oz.

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FLAMENM 4/2/2013 9:44PM

    Portion size is such an ey opener. And then when yu start comparing the serving size on packages to what aportion size, your eyes open even bigger.

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MALAMI518 4/2/2013 7:58PM

    I want a new, digital scale. I have an old dial one that is hard to read accurately. They really do help with portions.

Saving money by reducing portions is a great "side effect" to eat more healthy-sized portions.

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BARBARASDIET 4/2/2013 6:10PM

    Nice! My son has a digital scale and I keep trying to remember to borrow it sometime.

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NEW-PAMELA-BERG 4/2/2013 5:52PM

    I discovered the same thing! I was shocked at how much we as a family have been over eating for years. I also took the "meatless Monday" pledge (saw it on an article here a while back). It's amazing how much money you can save by eating properly. Best wishes, Pamela

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