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Mmmm Raspberries

Friday, September 13, 2013

Started out the day hungry and have been hungry all day. Maybe I burned extra calories trying to keep warm out on the porch last night.

Had to go to WalMart to get food today. I needed familiar food and things I knew I could snack on without breaking the calorie bank. It's a half hour ride from Mom and Dad's. I was hungry all the way there. When I got there I was tempted at 10:30 to stop in their Subway and get a sandwich. But decided to safeguard against buying the wrong kind of snacks (though a sub would have been ok) by picking up some raspberries. i've used this trick before and it works every time. Raspberries are a special treat to me. Having this huge container of really good looking raspberries in my cart enabled me to pass by several other treats, including my favorite candy bar in the check-out line. I ate almost all the berries on the way back to the house. it was a double size box. Yum. I did save a few for mom and dad.

I had a good balanced lunch and have had two healthy snacks this afternoon, and I'm still hungry. I will not wait till late to eat tonight like I did last night.

I was sitting outside with my mom. We were just out there talking. I felt something by my arm and brushed it away. I didn't realize until it stung me that it was a hornet! Stung me right between my fingers. That smarts! I iced it and soon it felt better. There are so many hornets out this time of year here. I don't see them in NC. I decided to come in the house for a while. Not much of a fan of those critters!
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GOULDSGRANITE 9/14/2013 4:21PM

    Love your Raspberry fix! So sorry about the sting. They hurt! Just a side note about your hunger; I look forward to that feeling every once in a while. It reminds me that for years, I never had a tummy growl. Now when I get a growl, it makes me happy. Good digestion AND a little less fat on my body. That being said, DH and I have very little fat reserve on our bodies now, and for the first time in a LONG time we experience true hunger. We often marvel at the new sensations from a really "empty" stomach. Enjoy every moment with your folks. emoticon

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LARISSA238 9/14/2013 2:00PM

    Good for you to have a strategy to pass by tempting foods! Raspberries are awesome, but my favorite is blackberries. I should get some the next time I'm at the store. maybe it will help me limit what goodies I get. Thanks for the good idea!

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KANOE10 9/14/2013 10:01AM

    i love raspberries also. You are wise to find a healthy substitute and bypass the non healthy choices. Great job. I hope you are feeling better with the sting.

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KNYAGENYA 9/14/2013 8:46AM

    I love raspberries. I love having them with my yogurt. I hope you are enjoying your vacation. Beware of those flying bugs. I hope your finger is ok.

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POPSY190 9/14/2013 3:54AM

    I read today that they are also a fruit with one of the highest levels of anti-oxidants. I love that sharp, fresh flavour they have.

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KELLIEBEAN 9/13/2013 7:54PM

    HORNETS??! Eeeyikes!

I am a fan of raspberries. Sounds great!



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SPARKLISE 9/13/2013 7:00PM

    emoticon on getting raspberries for a treat. emoticon

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SHERIO5 9/13/2013 5:24PM

    I love raspberries too! Frozen with a squirt of whip cream is a tasty dessert!

Sorry about the sting, I'm really allergic, so I'm with you for getting inside!

Sounds like you are doing well, have fun!

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