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Not tracking today/fibromyalgia acted up

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Woke up this morning in a lot of achy pain with my hands, shoulders, hips and lower back. I figured it was from holding the 20 inch, 5 pound electric trimmer for 50 + min. yesterday. The last two time I have trimmed those topiary's my eyes have started to water and my nose run. So didn't feel all that great after I finished up yesterday.
During the night the weather cooled off a lot, from the lower 80's to maybe the high 60's, possibly low 70's by 1pm or so. We had fog until 10am, so that may have had something to do with how I felt this morning. Since I have several medical problems that I normally ignore it was not surprising at all. My fibro really was bad, my asthma was giving me problems and it was sort of a I feel really crappy day today. So I just took a break but I plan to be up in the morning to exercise, no matter the weather. Poor Phred did not get a walk today and he gets a bit crazy if he doesn't get his exercise. I suppose I do too.
This picture just sort of describes how I felt today.

  
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SUSANSERENE 11/17/2010 11:38AM

    Fibro is no fun and I hope you're resting and taking good care of yourself. Does a few days of down time help you? It does me, even though I still feel incredibly guilty about sitting on my arse when there's so much to be done. Ah, well. Something to work on.

I also have a neurological disorder that acts up under stress and I've been whammied with some stress the past week. It'll get better and I'm just working my way through this. I'll be fine. So many challenges for us to face, huh, but faith and persistance will win the day.

Take good care of YOU, my friend! Gentle hugs and blessings to you.
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/16/2010 11:21PM

    So sorry to read that you're hurting so badly & that your asthma is acting up as well. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Dawn emoticon

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Sort of lazy day today.

Monday, November 15, 2010

I got up around 8:30am and had promised to make home made waffles for my husband. I had barely left the bathroom and there he was going "Hungry, Hungry, Hungry! Waffles". I was I just got up and I will just jump at the chance to make you some waffles (sarcasm). Anyway he got the first, my son got up for college and he got second one. I finish making another 4 or 5 to put in the freezer and finally ate mine, with warmed up frozen Blackberries and only 1 TB. of real maple syrup. I mix the fruit with the syrup to make a compote I pour over my waffle which gives me a fruit serving without too many calories from the syrup.
I then did the morning dishes (hand washing), cleaned up the kitchen, sat down to read the morning paper. I realized I need to go to the store to get milk and it was already 11am. After I got back I ate lunch, then took Phred for a walk and came back. Decided while I watched GH I would walk in place for 30 min. using my pedometer.
After that I cut up all the vegetables for the pot roast (chuck) I purchased at the market for dinner. Fresh white mushrooms, baby red potatoes, small white onion and garlic with some spices. After I put the meat in the oven I went out and trimmed another of my topiary's, the tea pot.
For some reason I felt really tired out. Most likely, because I was trying to stay awake last night and watch "The Walking Dead", that was on at 11pm, but I fell asleep about half way through the show. Oh, well, I always seem to see only the beginning of the show.
Dinner was ready about 6:20pm and both my DH and son raved about the mushrooms. This surprised both DH and myself because my son doesn't like mushrooms very much. Maybe he doesn't like the brown ones and I will use the white ones from now on.
I feel like I didn't get much done today and went over my calorie count too.

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/16/2010 9:59PM

    The beat goes on my friend. Just keep on keeping on. Love you, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/16/2010 1:57AM

    Maybe, maybe not - I think cooking two meals (plus fixing your lunch), going to the grocery store, walking for 30 minutes and making that super dinner is quite a lot.

Compliments to the chef! emoticon

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Stayed within my food goals today.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Every once in a while I hit it 100%. I stayed within my food goals like calcium, sodium and other things that I keep track of everyday. I am almost always over on sodium by just a a few points or so everyday. Oh well, I really try to keep that level low and it is compared to a lot of other people I know (taking about my husband and son).
Read some of the Sunday paper and took Phred out for a walk. It was very nice and warm today, with a nice light breeze. So different from the other day when I was walking in a constant 15-16 mph with gusts of 25-50 mph.
Later in the day took Frank out to buy him a new pair of sneakers. We got them on sale at Skechers with tax for just under $40. Dropped him off at the house and then headed over to K-Mart. Why? Well, it seems with some of the construction we have started, we now have a mouse in the house. Only happened one other time over 10 yrs. ago.
Phred the wonder dog is scared of it or them. This is a Jack Russell mix, they are suppose to be rat killers, so why does he run and hide. Oh, I don't know if he really does that, but my husband said he is scared of it! My husband got the scare of his life, by the mouse the other night. He decided to get up and go into his office and play on his computer. The mouse was on his desk and it ran right across his hand. LOL
Funny thing is, the other day I thought I saw something move fast out of the corner of my eye. My first thought was "Oh no, not again", and I didn't say anything because the last time I said we had mice, my family just ignored me for a few days until someone else also saw it or them. So now we have 4 traps around the house, in hopes the little "buggers" will like the dried pumpkins seeds I put in them. The only thing they seem to be eating at the moment is the dog food, again poor Phred is protecting his food. LOL But not in a brave way, he growls and snaps and turns tail, runs back to either my husband or I in the living room. Of course, by the time we get up, the suckers are gone! Quoting Mr. Jinks, the cat on the old cartoon show, Pixie & Dixie "I hate those meeses to pieces" !

  
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DNJEN471 11/15/2010 2:09PM

    Ah! I would be so freaked out!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/14/2010 10:39PM

    I love the quote! I loved that cartoon. You made me smile! I hope that you get rid of the "varmits" soon. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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Just another day in paradise or not.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Really it was a beautiful day today in sunny S.CA. Warm weather in the upper 70's. Woke up late, just after 9am and fell asleep I know b/4 11pm while watching "Sanctuary". So glad I have a timer on the tv in the bedroom, hate to wake up in the middle of the night with the tv still on.
Read most of the Sat. b/4 taking Phred for a walk, came home and had a snack then did an exercise dvd, ate lunch, showered. Now it is after 3pm: Where did the day go???
Off to the market for a few things. When I get back DH want to head over to Lowes so I offer to buy dinner for us. We drag our son Frank along and then head over to this great hamburger place called Knoelwoods for dinner. I have their Salmon burger on sour dough and a few of the guys french fries with a no calorie Lipton Green tea with peach flavor. Now, I normally stay away from anything with peach flavor, because it never tastes very good to me. Boy, was I glad I tried this stuff, it is great tasting. I filled my cup 3 times and was glad it was no calorie.
Also did an early wiegh in this morning just to see if I am back on track and I was 147.4, so happy to see that.

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/14/2010 8:01PM

    What a happy number to see on the scale! I know that you were ready to do the happy dance. Glad to read that you are well. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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Sort of busy day

Friday, November 12, 2010

All I did was housework, walk the dog and exercising with my pedometer by walking/jogging in place for 62 min. Other than that it was pretty calm with Jeff gone with buddies over to Pomona for the NHRA races today. Bye all

  
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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/13/2010 2:38AM

    Sometimes it's nice to have time to yourself. 62 minutes of cardio is very impressive! emoticon

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