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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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Doing well and back on track.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

After being sick for much of Sept. and Oct. I gained 7 pounds and was 152# when I left for Las Vegas with DH on Nov. 3rd. I did a lot of walking and made sure I got up early to walk outside in the mornings and also around the hotel in the evening. I came back and weighed myself on Sunday and was 149.4. I was shocked because of all the rich food I had eaten, but was glad to be under 150# again. I have not got back on the scale this week and will wait for Sunday. I have been exercising and doing pretty good on my calorie intake. Hope I lose at least another pound this week.
Yesterday I cut up and cleaned the pumpkin we got for free this year. I did not use it outside. I cooked it up and put the pulp in the food processor and will make bread, cookies and if I have enough pie from scratch. I cleaned the seeds and dried them over-night and roasted them in the oven today. They turned out pretty good and are good for you.
Since we took out our dishwasher when the new one came I have been hand washing all the dishes. I do not want to put the new one in with the old pluming and will wait until I get my new kitchen completed. It seems bwt the 3 meals a day and snacks that the household uses, I am doing dishes all the time. I know you only burn about 47 calories for every 20 mins. but it does add up. LOL

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/12/2010 2:30AM

    Every calorie counts - going out as well as coming in! emoticon

I hope you are using rubber gloves with all that hand dish washing - it's what's saved my hands for many years (that plus lotion)

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BUD_44 11/11/2010 11:33PM

  Good for you. emoticon emoticon

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Pawn Stars/Hoover Dam. Our last day in LV

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

DH (Jeff and I) took one day to drive around Vegas &
If you watch "Pawn Stars" then no explanation is needed.

Maybe he is trying to pawn me off to the "Taxi Driver's"

go over to Hoover Dam. I had not been there since the early 1970's and when he was there 3 years ago the new by-pass bridge was not completed. It open a few months back and it is something to see. Next time we will park at the lot where you walk a switch back up to the bridge and then across. I am sure it would be a couple of miles.

Looking at the new by-pass bridge from Hoover Dam

The new visitors center, this is also where the new elevator is that takes you down inside the dam.

It's a long way down!

I am saying "Hi from Hoover Dam". You all need to come and see this sometime!

Jeff doing the tourist thing! We are here *

View of Hoover Dam from the new visitor's center

By-pass bridge from the visitor's center

Having dinner and laughs at Bucca De Beppo's with the gang.
This is the end, I promise. LOL

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 11/11/2010 11:25PM

    These were beautiful but the bridge scared me emoticonI'm afraid of heights

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IZZYBEBOP 11/11/2010 9:39AM

    I've only drive over Hoover Dam, so I am loving your photos. We watch PAWN STARS! Did you go in their store?

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HYE101 11/10/2010 10:47PM

    Beautiful photos. I love the scenery.
Looks like you all had a lot of fun there.

Have a great week !

Sam emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 11/10/2010 10:42PM

    Great pix. My DH loves to watch Pawn Stars!! lol I had to show him the pic that you were there. Looked like a fun trip.

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GMASPARK72 11/10/2010 10:41PM

  emoticon, we love Pawn Stars!!

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