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I need to go for groceries!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's one of those mornings that I'm hunting for something to eat. Not that we don't have anything, but all the fruit is gone, all the yogurt is gone and I've been attempting to stay away from wheat products. I had to break down and have a small bowl of fiber one cereal. On the plus side, it's first thing in the morning and I have a whole day to adjust my intake!

Went out after work yesterday to check on my tomatoes. I have lots and with a bit more sunshine, many of them should be ready this coming weekend. It's a long weekend, so the timing couldn't be better.

My positives:

Although the ginger didn't turn out exactly like we had thought, it's still very good and the liquid that was left over will be perfect to add to tea or to add with soda water to make a gingerale. It smells so yummy and tastes that way too.
A lovely long weekend coming up. We hope to be able to make a quick trip to Saskatchewan to see Garry's Mom.
Although the temps are supposed to dip for the next couple of days and rain present itself, they are supposed to go back up again by the weekend. YAY.
Once all my tomatoes are done, I'm pretty much done with the canning. I might have enough carrots to do some carrots yet, but that all depends on how many we eat right out of the garden!
It's a new day and another opportunity to grow in learning.

Have a wonderful day.
hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/30/2011 1:35PM

    Well we're almost half way through our week, tomorrow I'll weigh myself just to see where I am at and if I need to make any changes to what I eat the rest of the week, then I'll weigh myself again on Sunday and see where I end up at the end of the week. Glad to hear those tomatoes are coming along nicely and that you'll soon be done with all the canning. I am going out for my walk pretty soon, it' another nice day, they are calling for rain maybe later Friday, into Saturday. Enjoy your long weekend, I can remember when I was working how I always looked forward to those long holiday weekends.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 8/30/2011 11:47AM

    It's tough to plan those healthy meals when the produce supply gets low. I'm relying on some frozen veggies to get me to shopping day. (tomorrow) It is interesting to see how far changes in shopping and supplying the pantry have come. I usually have some good healthy options around. It's nice to be able to see that growth. It speaks of progress and is very encouraging. Enjoy your Tuesday. And hope the sun gets on those tomatoes before it gets too cold!
Love,
Nancy

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/30/2011 7:37AM

    I never had homemade ginger ale, but it sounds delicious!!! Hope your tomatoes are ready for the weekend when you have time to do them. Enjoy your trip to the grocery store. Have a super week!!
Hugs,
Helen

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/30/2011 7:25AM

    Have a great day Wanda!

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MARLA7 8/30/2011 7:23AM

    Wanda - Homemade ginger ale? Sounds yummy! Did you grow your own ginger? Enjoy your long weekend & your trip to Garry's Mom's house.
Love ya, Marla
Oh, by the way, pick up some grub for me, will ya? LOL

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On track and moving forward

Monday, August 29, 2011

I've finally broken through my long standing plateau and am heading in the right direction once again. After two weeks of shuffling up my eating plan and eliminating completely all wheat products...I've eliminated a total of 8 pounds! Woo Hoo. Although that is a lot in two weeks and definitely not a sustainable weight elimination standard, it's good to finally be going in the right direction once again and it is good to learn how much wheat products can affect me. Much of the weight elimination might be attributed to water lose, but regardless, I'll take it!
I have a renewed motivation now and will continue to monitor what goes in and how I expend the energy.

Kaeli and Shy both came over yesterday. We have a crock pot full of ginger slowly cooking away. I will finish it off after work today. I'm thinking that we might have done better to cut it into chunks instead of the 1/8th slices that it called for, but we'll see once it's done.
We ended up going out for supper as a family, which was very enjoyable. I watched very carefully what I consumed and felt that I was successful in my choices. Drank lots of water and ate very light.

My positives:
Learning that wheat products are not the healthiest choice for my body.
Have the day to spend with our girls.
More progress on the cabinets. Almost all the molding is in place now and the uppers are ready for me to begin loading up with glasses and china cabinet things. It's been almost 10 years since I have been able to take some of my china cabinet things out of storage!
A lovely long weekend coming up at the end of this week.
I should be able to harvest all my garden produce this coming weekend.
Being blessed with some fresh and healthy produce.
Being blessed with another day of life.

Have a wonderful day, find your mojo and put it to work for yourself.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 8/29/2011 11:16AM

    Congrats on making a healthy discovery about your personal fuels for maximum performance of your particular model! That should benefit your journey considerably. Have a great week and I look forward to your reports.
Love,
Nancy

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TURKEYCALLER 8/29/2011 10:29AM

    Congratulations on your breakthrough. I am doing a sugar free challenge and after a 30+ day plateau...I too finally broke through with a 5 lb weight loss this week. Just like you....I know that some of it was water etc., but I too will take it and sing praise that this breakthrough has occurred.

We are both back on track! Yipee! emoticon

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/29/2011 9:38AM

    Have a great day Wanda!!!!!

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Sunday, Sunday

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Another month has come and gone. Time seems to be whizzing by. We are heading into a new month in a couple of days.

Kaeli is coming over today to preserve ginger with me. Most likely her sister will arrive later in the day too. Yay...both my girls at the house.

Shy came over yesterday to wash her car using Dad's pressure washer. We pulled her car up onto the lawn to do the washing. As she wasn't using any soap, just scrubbing, the lawn got a watering at the same time. We had a nice visit with her.

Garry and I worked some more on getting the cabinets in the new built-in area. It seems to be taking forever to get everything in and completed, but Garry has such limited time to do anything that it's taking awhile. We will certainly be enjoying it once it's complete though. We got all the under cabinet lights installed now and they look great. We used LED lights and then hard wired them in so that all we have to do is use a wall switch to turn them on. Garry is hoping to get the moldings all installed today on the upper cabinets and then they will be finished. All that will be left to do is the counter top, the kick plates, hardware (chosen and installed) and the tiling the backsplash. I can then start loading up the cupboards *grin*

My positives:

A hubby who spends his only time off helping me to realize me house dreams.
My family.
My tomatoes are coming along wonderfully. I was hoping that I could begin canning them this weekend, but now it will likely be next weekend before enough of them are ready. We have been eating the few that are ripe now and they taste so good!
Positive people in my life.

Have a wonderful serenity Sunday,
hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/28/2011 8:06PM

    Wanda you did good with the 7-day plan, wasn't your total elimination 8 lbs. now that's not bad at all. I am so very happy to be under 170 finally, so this week will really watch what I eat and keep up the exercise as I don't want the scale moving upward, it's time for it to move on down. Your description of your cabinets is so nice I hope we'll see pics when they are all done. I also realize there are some foods I am better off rarely or seldom eating, this 7-day plan has helped us learn some things about our bodies and what they like and don't like. Glad you had some DD time. Have a wonderful week.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2011 1:49PM

    Fresh garden tomatoes are absolutely delicious!!! ENJOY!!! Great positives! You have truly been blessed.
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TURKEYCALLER 8/28/2011 12:43PM

    Thanks so much for the goodie you sent! It was healthy and delicious!

I wish I had some of those tomatoes. They sound so sweet and yummy!

Thank you for all your positives!

Linda

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Smile...life is good.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

As I logged on this morning, I noticed that JohnJ1 had made the comment "any day above ground is a good day", it made me smile as that is a favorite saying of mine.
If you are not waking up with a good attitude, you need to ask yourself why? Why are you making the choice to start your day off with negatives? Because it is your choice!
We all have stresses and negative things that happen to us, but they don't have to define us. We have the choice of how we respond to them. If you truly can't think of why being alive is a great thing, perhaps you need to take a few minutes and really think about the alternative. What would you miss, how would your not being here affect those who love you and care about you, what would you leave undone?
Make the choice today to get excited about the fact that you have been blessed with another day of life. Another opportunity to perhaps "get it right", another opportunity to just be happy.
Being happy starts with smiling at yourself, letting yourself know that you are awesome (even if you are the only person to tell yourself that at first....we teach people how to treat us by our actions). Give yourself positive affirmations and feedback, don't accept the blame for all the chaos in the world, instead choose to ask how you can contribute to making things better.

Make today all about having a good time, be excited about living, smile and laugh, find the positives in all situations.

My positives:
It's Saturday and I don't have to work outside the home today.
My hubby took my out for lunch yesterday and I chose to have a salad as the best alternative for me.
More of my tomatoes are starting to ripen. Yay...hopefully I'll be able to do some canning soon.
Kaeli is coming over tomorrow to help me make the ginger preserves.
It's looking like a lovely sunny day in store for today.
Logging on and seeing JohnJ1's comment...made me smile right off the bat.
Friends, family and even those persons that aren't my favorites(they teach me that I too am not perfect and to have patience)

Have a wonderful Silly Saturday...make today a day of laughter.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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TURKEYCALLER 8/27/2011 9:56AM

    Yes indeed..life is good.

Positives:

I woke up pain free-spine is finally in alignment and I am back to walking!
Had friends over for dinner last night and did not have any "apple pie" for dessert and did not miss it.
Mother is doing well and remembered her meds.
Love fills my household.



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Fabulous Friday, woo hoo!

Friday, August 26, 2011

This has been a long week at work. Finally Friday is here and a weekend.
I noticed that some of my tomatoes are beginning to ripen when I was out in the garden yesterday. I'm hopeful that enough of them will have turned so that I can pick them and begin making salsa soon.

Kaeli is coming over on Sunday and we are going to try our hand at making preserved ginger. If the tomatoes are ready by then, I'll put her to work helping with that too.

I got the rest of my cucumber pickles made yesterday after work, even managed to pull enough carrots to make two pints of pickled carrots. Pulled some more beets to give to a co-worker and still have some that I will leave for another week or so in the garden before cleaning them out completely.

My positives:

It's Friday!
A weekend ahead of me to get things done around my home.
Quiet time on my back deck yesterday afternoon.
Pickles are all made.
Having Kaeli come over on Sunday to help with making the ginger preserves.
Slept through the night last night...woo hoo!
Heading into Day 5 of my second week of eating plan and feeling great.
My hubby who is still willingly getting up in the morning to drive me to work.
Being alive! What a great blessing.

Have a wonderful Friday, get excited about your life.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 8/26/2011 7:15AM

    Have a great weekend Marla!

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