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update on dot calendar,not doing so good.

Monday, January 06, 2014

hi we are day 6 into the new year and up to now have not a single green dot on the calendar emoticon i have also added a new blue dot on the calendar for when i have a day without diet cola.that is going much better emoticon i have had no diet coke this year and just drank emoticon water and the next emotion is suppose to repersent a green smoothie,lol. emoticon for those who are more visual like me here is the photo of my dot calendar but i am hoping by tonight it will have a green dot.my worst problem at the moment is night time eating after the kids are in bed and i have spoken to lotfi on skype.i miss him and i am also worried about my coming up op and the hospital appointmenttomorrow when i should know which op they are doing and when.i am worried going off the bloodthinners and getting another lung embolie which always scares the hell out of me as it is what my father died of.haveing already servived 8 lung embolies i know my luck can always run outt.i know i shouldn´t worry about things that might not happen but it is sometimes easier said than done.anyway enough of that here is the photo of the dot calendar.

re exercise as always i do good on that.not to the same intensive level it used to be before my knee started playing up up still doing it despite the pain.as always my cardio is good but i am not so top on the strength but plan to change that.have brought my self a power stick.for those of you who have never heard of iot here is a photo

i would love to have a real barbell but with kids and also little space that is not such a good idea or even an option so when i saw this i thought it was the next best thing.it came with this poster,a dvd and a carrybag.done one workout with it had a rest yesturday as recomended and will do it tonight again if i am not too long with the decoration of zakariya´s yu-gi-oh cake for school tomorrow so you see i have things to keep me buzy tonight so hopefully i will have no time to snack/pig etc.looking good for a green dot. emoticon actually i must be doing something right as earlier today as i was buzy with all hands to do ayman came up to me and said he was hungry.i asked zakariya to make him a snack without saying what to make.well here is a photo of the snack zakariya made.

he cut up cuecumber cut out the middle and filled them up with sliced carrots then the cut out middle used like a crcker with a piece of carrot on top.i often give my kids bits of fruit or veg as snacks and i always try to make them as attractive as i can as i am a firm brliever of eating with the eyes.when i saw what zakariya had made it filled me up with pride not only did he give his brother a healthy snack he also took the time to make it as fun and attractive as he could.so like i said i may not be going so good on my food this year but i am definately doing something right re my kids and thier outlook on snacks etc. emoticonanyway thanks once again for taking the time to read my blogs and an extra thank you if you take the time to comment.love you all.take care and keep smiling. emoticon
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    Good for you for teaching your kids how to make healthy snacks! Looks terrific! Hope everything is positive in your life. emoticon
    1321 days ago
    EVER-HOPEFUL - I hope, and pray, that all will go well, with you !
    God Bless !
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    1321 days ago
    Karen, Rome wasn't built in a day, keep at it one day at a time and try to do a little better each time, you will get there.

    Your kids are amazing, love the snacks and the creativity.

    Let us know when you can about your op etc, thinking of you emoticon
    1323 days ago
  • MUSIC66
    Hi karin hope ur appointment
    Goes well and u find
    Out what op they are going to do on your knee and u get an op date as well as for me still know word when my op will be I have been on waiting list for five months come up this month pain driving me up the wall we had a four fathead wave it reached 40 degree Celsius here unsual for toowoomba it s temp is normally mid to high twenty a toowoomba broke its own record we had heat wave broke yesterday afternoon with a thunder storm dogs got very scarred any way hope to here from u soon as u can
    1323 days ago
    emoticon Just do a little better each day. Soon you'll be soaring.
    I too suffer from the night time eating problem. It's a habit we can change.

    Love your little chef's snack! Very cute and healthy. emoticon

    Good thoughts go with you regarding your surgery. Take care! emoticon
    1323 days ago
    Hi Karen,

    What smart children you have. They have learned much from you!

    Your concerns are very normal before going in for surgery. Glad that you were actually able to voice them and hope that has helped you some. We are all thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers..

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    1323 days ago

    I think that's awesome the Zakiriya made a healthy snack for his brother when he could have made something really unhealthy. That's just great. The kids pay attention to us more than we think.

    Don't worry about your dot calendar, emoticon emoticon things will come together real soon.

    Good job on giving up the diet cola and I'm praying everything works out in your favor concerning your surgery.
    1324 days ago
    Love the cucumber pin wheel!! Congrats for not yet having diet soda, way to go! And good luck on getting green dot! emoticon emoticon
    1324 days ago
    Oh my! There should be a colored dot on the calendar for each healthy snack your son prepares! HOW AWESOME!!!

    So . . . in the grand scheme of things you're doing something VERY right, because your children are seeing good health habits being modeled. KUDOS.

    Wishing you much good luck on your upcoming hospital visit and op. Healing vibes coming your way.

    1324 days ago
  • JUDITH1654
    Well, you're leading by example so it's great that the kids are picking up on your fun but healthy snacks. Also glad you've given up diet soda. The aspartame in them is what is so deadly.


    1324 days ago
    Awww, that snack is the cutest thing ever!
    1324 days ago
    Just love this pretty and nutritious snack: good on you for having shown your son how!!
    1324 days ago
  • MOMMYTO1IN2012
    I love, love, love the snack your little guy made! I might actually do that for myself!
    1324 days ago
    I love your dot calendar idea! That makes for a great visual!
    May your doctor's appointment go smoothly.
    1324 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I love the creative food! emoticon emoticon Not having space is a huge challenge, I know.

    Best wishes all the way around!
    1324 days ago
    Praying for you and your doctors, Karen! HUGS!
    1324 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    Aww thats so awesome!! ur kids are getting the hang of it..inspiring me to teach this to my future kids!!

    good going Karen..u are strong and i know u will get those dots in...go at it woman!!

    1324 days ago
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