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HURRICANE ISAAC

Monday, August 27, 2012

IS ANYONE ELSE WORRYING ABOUT HURRICANE ISAAC? I AM NERVOUS BECAUSE I AM STAYING TO RIDE IT OUT. I CAN'T STOP EATING!! HELP!
I LIVE IN A SUBURB OF NEW ORLEANS. IT'S COMING STRAIGHT FOR US. BUT IT IS ONLY A CATEGORY 1 SO FAR.

  
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TMACOOGAN 9/1/2012 3:41PM

  Well, I finally got my electricity back after being without it for 3 days. Isaac was unrelenting. The pounding rain and gusty winds didn't stop until Friday. I am exhausted from mopping up rain that came in from the sliding glass doors. I guess that was my cardio. I had to throw everything in my fridge & freezer away! It all spoiled. Thank God I had sardines, tuna fish, peanutbutter & crackers. I also gave in to some very unhealthy cinamon rolls. I also had some mangos and grapes. Then for greens, I had canned green beans. This is the best I could do without power,which went out on Tuesday at 7pm. Some people still do not have power. We believe this was Katrina's boyfriend! emoticon

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TMACOOGAN 8/27/2012 7:58PM

  HI MYBABYGIRLS! I am glad it missed you guys. You are right. It is still a tropical storm technically. We have continuous coverage. I am on the 4th floor and feeling pretty safe. If you don't leave by a certain time, you cannot get out.. But I am 63 and have been through so many of these. I can only think of food now. I have got to get my mind on something else.
Wish me luck.
Toni

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MYBABYGIRLS 8/27/2012 6:59PM

    unless it changed in the last few minutes, it is actually still a tropical storm, expected to become a hurricane maybe sometime tonight. It might even be a 2 by the time it makes landfall. This one is bringing a lot of water, if you live in New Orleans, I would suggest you get your family and most prized personal belongings (like pictures) and go somewhere safer until it has passed. Good news is it is a fairly fast moving storm and will hopefully not linger long enough to do too much damage. I live on the gulf coast of Florida and while we didn't get what we expected, it brought a lot of rain. Please consider leaving at least overnight! emoticon

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SCALE IS NOT MOVING!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I get so frustrated when the scale won't budge! But I will not let it defeat me. This is what I have learned from Sparkpeople. We just keep on going, no matter what! And that is my consolation. Maybe I ate the wrong combination of foods. Or it could be the birthday dinner my co-worker took me to. She knows I am trying to lose weight. But if I had declined, she would have gotten her feelings hurt. I have decided to just say no next time. Or just order something with less calories. So, this is really my fault. I cannot blame her for my shortcomings. However, I am so easily influenced. I hate that I cannot say NO! I will succeed!

  
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TMACOOGAN 8/21/2012 6:23PM

  Thanks ONCEMOREAGAIN. I will try that next time. I didn't know you could order things without salt. I live in a suburb of New Orleans, and we fry everything. I have discontinued that unhealthy habit. But every now and then I get fried oysters, shrimp and catfish. They also fry soft shelled crabs. YUM! I have these dishes at least once a year. But I don't eat the bread or fries that come with it, only the salad. But the amount of sodium is incredible! I don't have high blood pressure, because I stopped eating that way.
Thanks for the info. Any help is greatly appreciated. emoticon

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 8/21/2012 10:08AM

    I also get frustrated when the scale does not move...so I just switch things around. I think that my body gets used to the same things all the time.

You made a definite step forward in realizing that you could have ordered something with fewer calories while out. I am on a heart diet and must restrict salt and fats. I still go out once in awhile, but order things without salt, and ask that they be baked or broiled. I was kind of scared to do that the first time, but it has gotten easier; plus my friends all know that I can't eat like most of the them do.

You will do just fine...keep on keeping on!!

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TMACOOGAN 8/20/2012 6:36PM

  Thank you LAFEMMEDELAUNE. You are right. Thanks for the encouragement. That is what I love about this site. We all help each other! emoticon

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 8/19/2012 2:04PM

    You have already learned one of THE most important lessons....
You did NOT throw in the towel just because of one bad day/meal/moment.
I'd say you are off to a great start!
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