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Friday and Sat.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Took Phred for 2 walks on Friday. Seems like I was busy but damm if I can remember exactly what I did. lol
Did a lot of housework today and took Phred for 1 walk. Talked to my sister Doreen this morning on the phone and then my daughter Samra this afternoon. Watched some tv to catch up on shows I had DVR'd. Jeff got home b/4 5pm and we went to dinner at Dennys'. I ate lightly most of today, so I had scramble egg whites with 2 pcs. turkey bacon, along with 2 pancakes (a new type) with either candied or roasted nuts in them. I shouldn't have eaten it all but I did. It was good and supposedly under 650 Cals. along with a small milk, which of course is larger than 8 ozs. I figured I went over my calories today but this is so new that they didn't have a calorie count online.
Our weather has warmed up again, today it was 86 degrees and looking at closer to 90 degree tomorrow. Will do some bowling at 9am and then cheer on my buddy's who are in a tournament at the alley at 10am.

  
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DDOORN 3/5/2012 10:23AM

    Whew! Now that IS warming up! We're going to shoot up past 60 on Thurs...can hardly believe it!

Don

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_LINDA 3/5/2012 12:50AM

    Sounds like a good day! Good luck with the bowling! Can't believe those temperatures! WoW! Would be wanting to hit the pool with that!!
Have a Marvelous Monday!

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ALICIA214 3/4/2012 1:01AM

 

Dinner sounds very tasty, you should be be able to burn those few extra calories off
when you go bowling. Have a good day. emoticon

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Finally made it to the gym.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Haven't been to the gym since I sprained my ankle on the 1st of Nov. I need to renew my membeship on the 7th. I belong to "Planet Fitness" and I purchased the $20 plan so my friends and family could go with me, if they wanted too. Well my friend only went a few times and my son the same. I am going to go down to the $10 monthly plan w/o the contract. This saves me $120 a year.

Last time I saw my Rhuemy he wanted me to get into the gym to use th bikes. He thinks they will be better for my ankle. Guess what, not. My ankle was still swollen up afterwards and painful using the recum. But I will go back because I feel so bad for not going the last 3+ months. I will try a reg. stationary bike to see if that works better for my ankle. I did 40 mins and over 14 miles.

Yesterday was under my calories count by about 40 cal. today was over by 3 cal. lol Anyway also took Phred for a nice walk. It was sunny but cool with a cool breeze. I was able to just be in jeans and a t-shirt. Suppose to warm up a bit for a couple of days, and then maybe rain again. emoticon

  
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BARBARASDIET 3/4/2012 5:53PM

    Ouch! I hear you--I did something to my foot at the beginning of December, and had to give up my beloved treadmill and running. I have been using the elliptical which doesn't seem to bother it at all. But I still miss that treadmill....

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_LINDA 3/2/2012 11:20AM

    That is really bad if a no impact activity like a bike affects your ankle :(( Might be time to push the health professionals a little harder into figuring out what is going on with it. Maybe you tore something rather then a simple sprain :( I am assuming it was X Rayed to make sure there was no hairline fractures of some kind?
Its a shame your family and friend didn't take advantage of your membership :(
That was a great time and distance on the bike!
Keep up the great work!

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DDOORN 3/2/2012 7:52AM

    Kudos to the gym deal! We have to do our best to trim our costs, yet still meet our needs!

Don

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TWEETYKC00 3/2/2012 5:56AM

    I hope you can get back into a good routine for the gym and not have to worry about your ankle.

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Bowling and other matters.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

So I bowled yesterday and knew I wouldn't bowl that great.My avg. on the team is now 120, slowing working my way up. I bowled 121, 123, 120. At least I was consistant. lol I also bowled today, had some good games and some bad games. I keep getting so many 9's and then just missing the last pin standing. lol I just decided to work on getting spares, to see how bad I can mess up the pins. Not aiming and still getting 9's or 8's. lol
Yesterday I was pretty tired after bowling so I was glad I took Phred out in the morning b/4 I went. I did the same this morning.
Jeff worked on my Corvette today and got everything fixed on it. I had to use my son's car the last 2 days.
I went to the ATM on the way home and then stopped off at Vons (Safeway in some other areas) market to get some meat and dinner. We had salad, garlic bread and lasagna for dinner. I used the store brand of lasagna which to me was better than Stouffer's brand. I used the Safeway Select 5 Cheese. I was even under my calorie count today by just a few points.

  
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_LINDA 3/1/2012 1:07AM

    Not a bad day!! I wish I could have lasagna and garlic bread and still stay under calories, not likely though lol :-P
Nice to get your car working again!
Hope you have a Marvelous March!!

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BFMONICA 2/29/2012 10:31PM

    Bowling is one of my goals. Maybe next month I'll make it a new goal. emoticon

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Cold windy rainy day.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Didn't get much done. With the weather change overnight I didn't feel too spry this morning. Jeff asked me to go to Lowes with him and I did but my head hurt and took some Tylenol when I got back. No exercise today because of my head hurting. I will be bowling tomorrow on league but don't expect too much since I haven't done any practice since Wednesday. Thats about it.

  
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LESSOFMOORE 2/28/2012 6:55PM

    Wishing you well! emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 2/28/2012 5:22AM

    I hope you feel better so you can bowl well.

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_LINDA 2/28/2012 1:12AM

    Just keeps coming doesn't it. Hope it goes away for you tomorrow..
Sleep well and good luck with the bowling..
Hugs,
Linda

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RELLIMTENAJ 2/28/2012 12:25AM

    Hoping your headache is gone.

I'm not sure of what my travel plans will be this year. Maybe I'll find a race out your way later this year.


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Been sick since Wednesday.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I started to get sick on Wednesday, as Frank my son started to get over the previous weekend just b/4 Jeff's return. Frank and I are almost well but Jeff started getting sick by Friday, so he has not been well all weekend.

Jeff started to work on Frank's car and ordered him a new radiator for his car, which he installed. While he was doing this he notice that a part had fallen on the ground where my car was parked. At the moment my car is up on the racks in the driveway. Seems I had some problem with the axle or transmission. He would have worked on it all on my car this weekend if he had been well. Weather man is calling for rain tomorrow, so he will not be working on it until Tuesday.

I, of course had just filled up my car. I will have to use Franks car when I need to go bowling and that means I will have to put some gas into his car. He has a Cadillac which requires only top grade and gas prices have gone up close to .50 cents in the last two weeks. Last Sunday the 19th I got my car for 4.04 a gal and a couple of days later it was 4.12 gal at the same station. They are predicting prices to be over $5 by summer. This happens every year here in S.Ca. We all believe it is because the tourist season is starting and they tend to jack the price every year at this time. Jeff got gas the morning he left Tulare, in central CA and the prices were still under 3.75 gal last Sunday the 19th. No tourists there, only farmers who would get pissed off if the prices went ski high, like here.

So I hadn't gone to the market since the 16th and really needed to go yesterday. I think it is so funny when the person says you saved this amount of money $118.51. No, I still spent $230.66 cents but that was after coupons and sales. I just think if we didn't have coupons at all, prices could be lowered (maybe) and everyone could save. I spend more when my husband is home just because he has to have his pepsi which I did get on sale (3 for $9)12 pack cartons,then there is the CA redemption and tax on it so your really spending a few bucks more for soda. But I do OK with the couponing, no super star or extremism but OK.

Hope all my friends are doing great!

  
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_LINDA 2/27/2012 9:35PM

    So sorry this illness has been sweeping through your family :(( That is a long time to be sick :(( Hope you all recover soon.
Gas prices are so fixed. Has nothing to do with the actual price per barrel. People complain about it all the time here but nothing gets done about it. Government just denies, denies denies.
You do a great job with your couponing! Keep it up!
Hope this week is better for you all..

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JAXMOMMY 2/27/2012 5:46PM

    I hope you are well again! Gas prices go up every summer everywhere tourists or not.... They know people travel more and jack up prices. It makes me mad that they can arbitrarily charge what they want for gas! Stay well! I'm still not back to my 100% and really sick of being sick!

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JAMER123 2/27/2012 1:14AM

    I agree with Chris on the gas here. I have heard that MN. is pricing it about the same and continuing to go up. As far as the Pepsi, we don't have a redemption cost but do have tax of 6.5% and pay a little more than you paid. I use coupons as much as possible and buy sale items with those coupons. With today's prices, a person has to try to keep down the costs.
Hope you all get healthy and stay that way! The changes of weather everyday don't help with that either. We are looking at potential rains on Tues. and reading about MN. they may get 6" in the Cities. That is a big WOO HOO for them as we have had only half the normal snows and it has been brown all winter so far! The rains we have had here have greened everything and there is spring in the air with tress leafing and flowers blooming!

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TXGRANDMA 2/26/2012 11:20PM

    Sorry you have been sick! Glad that you are feeling a bit better! Gasoline prices have been going up steadily here, too! Two weeks ago, I paid 3.12 and now they are 3.59 a gallon. Diesel is just crazy, almost 4.00 a gallon now, so doesn't look like we will be doing much RVing this summer.

It is so easy to spend all that money grocery shopping! We haven't made a big shopping trip for over a month, now, but we are still OK. I buy all our meat at Sam's and sometimes a whole chicken or two here at Wal Mart. Eating lots of salad and fruit! Yaayyyy!!

Hope that Jeff is soon feeling better........ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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