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Eating everything

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I was hungry today. I just seem to want to eat everything in site. I of course went over on calories. I am feeling snacky again. Why do I get these days that I just want to eat everything in sight? I ate almost 2,000 calories worth of food but I probably actually ate that much. I didn't add the cheese dip that I had with the tortilla chips earlier tonight.
I bought some bug spray, suntan lotion and shampoo (I'm getting low on this) to take to New Orleans. I am trying to figure out what pants will I take. I suspect that I might ruin whatever pants that I take. I've only painted a few times and ended up with paint all over my pants and shirt. I glanced around a Goodwill for cheap pants that I can ruin but they cost 4.99 or 3.99. I think that's too high if I just end up ruining them by getting paint or some other construction stuff on them. Those out there who have done painting and that sort of thing, do you get paint all over your pants? I work in retail so I have to look clean at work. emoticon emoticon

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IMREITE 2/27/2010 9:44PM

    I've been overeating a lot lately. i have been feeling out of control with town poitics, county politics. so i decided to take this weekend to regain some of the control i've lost over myself so the other stuff does not have the power to stress me so i overeat..

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BETHANY39 2/27/2010 1:41PM

    Tracy I have tons of those days. I think everyone is different. Mine usually come on really stressful days. It's like I constantly eat to soothe my nerves or maybe even just to be doing something besides worrying.
PS. I love to paint!! lol My friends always know who to call for a painting project. I hope you New Orleans trip goes well!!

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SERENEMOM71 2/26/2010 12:31AM

  Yes Tracy, I have painted a lot, and I still get paint on my clothes and in my hair. That's why I would bring a hat or scarf to cover your hair or you may have interesting high lights! And yes to your question you will probably ruin your clothes that you wear painting. Do you have old sweat pants and T-shirts? And an old sweat shirt if it is chilly? Painters often wear the same clothes painting (like painter "bibs") with a clean T-shirt each day. I wouldn't think that you would need a clean pair of painter pants each day? Unless you get a bunch of dirt on them or mud on them! Maybe every other day for the pants and every day for the T-shirts. I would just buy a packet of heavy men's T-shirts (the lighter ones you can see straight through) and see if anyone has some old scraggy sweats to donate to the cause (or bibs or jeans). Or if you have a bunch of old T-shirts (free is good) or friends or parents/family have old T-shirts they don't want for painting - people won't care how you look. And if other people dress up - they are CRAZY!!!
Also have 1 pair of shoes to paint in only. Save your other shoes for other activities!

Will you be doing anything else but painting?

One more hint. Don't wear perfume or any scented lotion or body lotion to the sites you will be working on. Any scents attract mosquitos and bugs! Be sure to bring bug spray. I don't know if they have bugs now or not - but if there is any standing water, they may have bugs and if you are like me - I don't like them on me! The bug spray will be cheaper here, I would think.

Good luck and God Bless! It's getting close!
Amy L

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LADYOFTHEHOUSE6 2/25/2010 10:38PM

    Oh, I so hear you on having a 'hungry day'!!! Today wasn't too bad for me, but I've had a few of those over the last week. I have just tried to fill up on low cal options when I could. But those days are so tough!!! I hope tomorrow is so much better for you!
I've only done painting around the house and I tend to reserve one outfit that I wear any time I do painting, yard work, anything that will be hard on the clothes.
I think it's wonderful that you and your church group are going on this short term missions trip!!! May you be as richly blessed as those you serve!!

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New Orleans prep

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I bought me a sleeping bag like thing for putting on the bed at Camp Restore. I figured out the pants situation because I don't own any ratty pants that I don't mind getting paint or whatever other construction materials that I may get into. So, I am trying to figure out what to do there.
The trip will be March 6th to March 13th and we will stay at Camp Restore. If you are not familiar with Camp restore, google it. It will pop up for you. Well, I have to go to get ready to go to work.

To Be Continued. . . .

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SERENEMOM71 2/25/2010 9:02AM

  It looks like a lot of hard work but fun! I bet you will enjoy yourself down there! The trip is coming up fast. Be sure to put a sheet in your bag in case you get hot and want to sleep on top of it (I used to camp a lot). I'm not sure what the weather is like? Also wear cotton PJ's if you have them so you won't sweat too much. Cotton work gloves are nice for painting (unless they provide them) and cotton socks help prevent blisters. Sunglasses, a hat or scarf, and sunscreen is important, too. I am sure they already told you all of this. And don't forget some lip gloss sunscreen if you are outside!

Good luck and I'll keep you in my prayers.

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RCOBEY 2/25/2010 8:16AM

    That looks so cool, I had never heard of that. Good luck and be sure to blog about it when you return

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New Orleans

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I just came back from a meeting about our upcoming missions trip to New Orleans. I am nervous and excited about it. I am nervous about the unknown of what we will do and the area. I have never been in that area. Pictures of the area looks pretty odd to me. That makes me nervous.
I am excited because I like adventure and I know that this will be an adventure. I suspect that it will give me stuff to write about too.

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SANDRAHUGHES 2/24/2010 5:29PM

    That is SO exciting! The Lord will do amazing things through you.

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SERENEMOM71 2/24/2010 1:54AM

  I agree with Rhonda and the others. Please tell us more about the trip, where you will be, when you will be going, what you will be doing, and so on. I am excited for you and support you on this trip!
God bless you and Take Care.
I am praying that angels' wings surround you and keep you safe and free from any harm.

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MRSJARI 2/24/2010 12:09AM

    What willl you be doing? Where will you be? My family is there, although I am not.

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AURWHE 2/23/2010 11:06PM

  I am interested in your mission trip to New Orleans. When you have time I hope that you can post some more info about it. Rhonda

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TRACY180 2/23/2010 10:14PM

    Thanks for the suggestion. I left a comment on Yatmama's spark page. I don't know how much time I will have for doing things. It sounds like the evenings will be free if I'm not too pooped out from work.

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IUHRYTR 2/23/2010 10:02PM

    Bless you for your effort. Contact Missy, YATMAMA for guidance about the area. She'll be a big help and a good friend while you're there. -- Lou

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Don't give up

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I was posting a comment to someone here on Spark People and remembered a quote that I had read and found it in a book. So, I wanted to share it and some of my thoughts on it.

Lincoln's road to the white house:
Failed in business in 1831
Defeated for legislature in 1832
Second failure in business in 1833
Suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836
Defeated for speaker in 1838
Defeated for elector in 1840
Defeated for Congress in 1843
Defeated for Senate in 1855
Defeated for Vice President in 1856
Defeated for Senate in 1858
Elected president in 1860
The Complete Book of Sensible Sayings and Wacky Wit by Vern McLellan

I think this is a good example of the value of never giving up. If you over eat one day, dust yourself off and try again. If you miss your exercise session, dust yourself off and try again.

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BUSYCHIKLET 2/23/2010 5:36PM

    That's great inspiration, thanks for posting!

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doctor's appointment

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I went to see my general practitioner today. I got a tetanus shot in preparation for going to New Orleans for a missions trip. I had a medical graduate who was doing a residency in family practice today. She was very nice and talked awhile with me. I found the wait to be too long but I like the fact that the doctors there talk to you.
She said that my blood pressure was a little high and asked me to come back for the usual cholesterol test. I will schedule a time to do that later.

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SERENEMOM71 2/22/2010 10:03AM

  Hi Tracy, Thanks for reading my blog today! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop and give me support. I really needed it. Again thanks for the kind words.

I read your blog and was wondering what your trip to New Orleans entailed? That sounds pretty ambitious and very caring on your part. Have you gone on mission trips before? My husband and I have taken youth on mission trips when we were in our 20's but never have gone just as adults. We always have wanted to, but now our health is not up to par to be able to that. So we just have to do things locally.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I will pray for both us to lose weight! When is the trip so I can pray specifically for you on the trip. Please keep us updated on your plans, etc.

God bless you and Keep you. Take care Tracy!
Peace, Love, Joy, Serenity, Hope, Healing, Laughter emoticon To You!

Comment edited on: 2/22/2010 10:07:09 AM

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CEB2007 2/21/2010 8:41AM

    How are your plans for the trip to New Orleans progressing. I would be interested in details of your trip. Please share pictures with us.

BTW the intern can sometime be more detail oriented than your doctor. The doctor has to read and sign off on everything the intern writes and usually they want to impress that doctor who will be writing their evaluation.

Hope you have a great trip.

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