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Thursday, August 25

Thursday, August 25, 2011

All is well in my world. I'm plugging along, working hard at eating healthy and sticking to the plan. My harvesting and preserving from my garden is on schedule, life is good.

I'm hoping that by this weekend, more of the tomatoes will have ripened and I can begin making salsa, tomato sauce and canned tomatoes. Temperatures are supposed to take a nose dive next week, so really hoping my tomatoes are ready for harvesting before frost hits.

My positives:

The increased activity on the team is wonderful.
The words of encouragement and support that I get from friends.
Sunny days.
A much better sleep last night, I feel like I'm ready to face the day this morning.
Just being alive!

Have a wonderful day, keep on smiling...life should be enjoyed.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/25/2011 8:31PM

    Wanda how are you handling the next two meat days, I know you are not a meat eater so what are you replacing the meat with. I only ate the soup once today, those bananas and milk smoothies fill me up. It'll be intersting to see what the scale says Sunday morning. I got a nice 30 min. walk in this morning and also did some other exercises before breakfast. Hope your tomatoes get nice and ripe for you. Our team has gotten a lot more active and that is nice. Have a good evening. DH and I just got home a little while ago from a free concert downtown at the courthouse, it was fun.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/25/2011 7:43AM

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Moving right along...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Yay, it's mid way through the work week and day 3 of my second week of eating plan. It's funny how much I miss my fruit on the days that I can't have it.

Got my sweet pickles made yesterday, pulled some carrots and cucumbers from the garden to take to work with me for a snack today. Nothing like fresh carrots right from the garden.

Had a better sleep last night as it was cooler, still feel like I would love to crawl back in under the covers, but alas...work calls my name.

My positives:
A better sleep last night.
More canning accomplished. My shelves are looking so nice filled with all that preserving.
One nice red ripe tomato made it's appearance yesterday in the garden...means there are more to come...bring on the sunshine.
Food on my table and love in my home.
The strength and determination to honor my body.

Have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 8/24/2011 12:39PM

    The rewards of patience. . . a ripe red tomato. Simple pleasures. Have a great Wednesday.
Love,
Nancy

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/24/2011 7:36AM

    Yep, I can understand about wanting to get back under the covers, hee hee. Have a great day Wanda!!!!

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Determination

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Determination and choice, two excellent words that when you apply them in your life will get you to where you want to go.

I'm now through Day 1 of the second week of my eating plan. Has it been easy? Not always, but by determining that I will and can do it, I am making it through each day. By setting my goal of "one day at a time", the end result is not so unachievable. Today, it's onward into Day 2 of the second week.

I did not get my pickles made yesterday as I decided to make a different sweet mixed pickle recipes which called for doing things a bit differently than I had already planned....no problem, I can now do them when I get home today after work. I might even get some of my carrots pulled from the garden and get them pickled also. While out checking on my garden yesterday, I noticed that a couple of my tomatoes are now starting to show some red color. YAY. I'm thinking that by the end of this week, I will be busy canning some of tomato recipes.

My positives:

Friends, who keep me encouraged and offer support, what a blessing and God's timing is always perfect.
Heat and sunshine this week to help my garden flourish.
Having the ability to preserve the harvest from my garden.
Blessed with the ability to read and enjoy the books available to me through my library.
Knowing love.
A new day to be creative in and to make wise choices, to learn from the challenges that might come my way.
A husband who is a blessing.

Have a wonderful day, keep on choosing to be a success and determining your own path.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/23/2011 9:37AM

    I am looking forward to comparing notes when we both get to the end of our 7-day plan, and good for you for decideing to do the second week. You are going to have a wonderful bounty of perserved fresh veggies to see you through the winter. Have a good workday and a wonderful evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 8/23/2011 8:09AM

    Keep up the good work. I'm back from my travels. This morning I have my sub refresher course and then the school year gets underway for me. James started back to classes yesterday. It won't be long until we get into that school time rhythm once again. I too, am making the choice to focus my determination in the weight elimination area. Time for a big push for me.
Have a successful Tuesday.
Love,
Nancy

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/23/2011 7:49AM

    You are doing so good Wanda and I love your positiveness! It's always a joy reading your blogs first thing in the morning emoticon

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A new day and a new week.

Monday, August 22, 2011

I had a successful week last week with regards to eating and eliminating some weight. Let's see if this week will be the same!

It's the beginning of harvest time from my garden (and from Farmer's Market). I got the first batch of pickles done yesterday and another batch needs to be done after work today. All dills/garlic yesterday, and today will be a mix of dill/garlic and sweet mixed.

The girls came over yesterday afternoon to enjoy some sun shine on our back deck. They ended up staying for supper and Dad did the BBQing. We had fresh potatoes from the garden as well as fresh carrots. My carrots are just the right size for pickling, so will need to get some of those done also.

I had a very successful week last week with the new eating plan, that I've decided to give it another go this week, but with a few tweeks that I hope won't change the outcome. I'm not a meat eater by choice, and eating that much at one time doesn't sit well with me, so I'm going to try and modify it a bit to include the protein, but in a form I can digest. Even using veggie "meat" products is too much meat for me.

My positives:
More canning accomplished...yay, I'm getting there and my shelves are looking good with all the stuff prepared for this winter.
A gorgeous sun shining day yesterday and a great time of visiting with the girls.
More sun shine predicted for this week.
All the blessings that have been flowing my way, big and small. It's the small ones that we tend to overlook, but they are usually the ones that when you take the time to appreciate them are filled with the most blessing.
My children, my hubby and my friends.

Have a wonderful Monday, keep on moving forward.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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TURKEYCALLER 8/22/2011 7:58PM

    Listing of positives--inspired by Wandah3!

Opportunity to buy my Mom flowers at the spur of the moment.
Helping a senior citizen take groceries to his car in the pouring rain--I had a umbrella-he did not.

Opening the door for a woman with a cane and a load on her hands.

Repotting some more plants an giveing 4 away as gifts. emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 8/22/2011 1:37PM

    You had a great week, eliminating weight and getting all that canning done. Today is my day 1, so you and I are in sync with our plans, how neat. I've got two bowls of the soup in today, just have one more at supper time. As long as you get enough protein on the 2 meat days you should be fine. I need to get my 3 bananas in the freezer so I'll be ready for my smoothies on day 4, will also have to pick up some skim milk. That was nice your girls could come over and sit and visit and have supper with you and dad. Have a great evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/22/2011 7:38AM

    Good for you for having the successful week and I'm sure this week will be the same. Enjoy today Wanda.

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Canning time again

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Yesterday the girls picked me up and we headed for the Farmers Market in the city. Yay, I got all my pickling cucumbers.
I had planned on pickling them yesterday, but we ended up going to Whyte Ave. having a lovely lunch (I had a salad, so stuck as close as possible to my eating plan) and then we walked around for a couple of hours. The Fringe festival was on, so the girls took in one of the performances, while I sat in the shade and enjoyed people watching.
Once we headed home, it was laziness that set in and I decided to wait until today to start my canning. Now the temperature is supposed to be very hot today, so will probably wait until this evening when things cool down a bit...I'll see how the day progresses.

My positives:

Got 14 pounds of pickling cucumbers, a good start for my pickles. I just might end up going back next week for more, as I have a couple of different recipes I would like to try.
A great day spent with my girls.
I've broken through my plateau...even so some of it might be water weight, I'll happily take the 6 pounds weight elimination. YAY.
It looks like a gorgeous day is in store for us weather wise.
Had a good chat with hubby last even, we are on the same page now on a couple of issues. I love when both of us are willing to compromise and we can reach a mutually please result.
We are going to try to get the rest of the cupboards installed today in the new built in area. It will be so nice to get things organized in them and have my room almost completed. We just have the baseboards and blinds to install once the nook is done. Garry needs a bearing for his chop saw though. That's needed to finish cutting the baseboards.
Life...how incredibly blessed we all are as we wake up each morning and get to celebrate a new day and turn it into a great one!

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LEXIE63 8/23/2011 5:22PM

    Sounds like things have been going very well for you recently, and congrats on the weight loss! Whatever its composition, it is all good. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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YOYONOMORE1 8/21/2011 7:59PM

    Wanda I am so very, happy for you and the 6 lbs. gone, woo hoo, and so what if some is water it's still weight. I gained some back this week but am still down 3 lbs. Will start back on the plan tomorrow, have to make the soup in the morning. I know where I went wrong this week so the next time I go off the plan will try a different stratige. It was a lovely day here, very breezy and comfortable. Have a fabulous week.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/21/2011 9:49AM

    Have a great day Wanda. I didn't stick to my weekend plans or eating/exercise plans, but I WILL today. I WILL start with breakfast shortly and then I WILL go do my Leslie Sansone 3 mile walk. Enjoy your Sunday!!!!

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