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Monday, Legal Holiday


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It was another of those holidays where the government and the schools take the day off. President's Day, where there are tons of sales and no real get togethers like some of the winter holidays. It was a nice day, but we didn't get out, I had the kids help me with laundry.

Going through my laundry, I finally went through my underwear. I still had some stuff from my heaviest. I get the ones that are sized to your pants, so it's easier for me to know what size I'm wearing, I'm still confused over those multi-packs you find at Target, am I a 9? a 6? Who knows, even with their hip sizes on the back, I still can't figure them out. The cheap ones just don't fit right... Anyhow, I digress. I picked up some good underwear this weekend, in the two sizes smaller than the biggest ones in my drawer. I finally am fitting nicely into my underwear, they're no longer loose and hanging. I can wear them comfortably under dresses without wondering if they'll fall off. I tossed out all the big ones and only have the right size in my drawer.

I also picked up the bigger size of spanx type shapewear. The Large I couldn't squeeze into, but the XL I could get into, squishing all the flab into the right places. I really needed one for under my dresses. I may be skinnier, but I'm losing the weight like a deflating balloon, from the top of my midsection down, so I still have a lot of excess around my waist. It was kinda funny getting back out of it, watching all the skin squeeze it's way out like a tube of cookie dough being squished out of the tube. My husband noticed the difference, it makes me look like I lost several inches being squeezed into that body shaper. I still have the Large one because trying to squeeze into it dirtied it up (it's dry skin season) and one just can't return an obviously used item. I hope to fit into that one eventually.

My day started out on the scale. I forgot my camera in the living room, so by the time I got back with it, I had bloated a half pound back up. I started out 184.6, and gained a half pound in the 5 minutes it took to get back to the scale. It could easily be the salt from the day before settling in. Either way, I'm still a pound down from the week before.


I had breakfast like usual. I'm loving the cherries and pomegranate seeds in this blend.


Lunch left something to be desired, I just melted some cheese on the chips, added some green onions and had a banana. It filled me, there was a lot of fat in this.


Later, I had an orange. I need to snack in the middle of the afternoon or I'll feel it later.


I also decided to have some more of my chocolates. The better quality chocolates are easier to just have a few at a time. The cheap chocolates I will eat the whole bag, looking for that taste that hides there.


I love this blend for dinner. It's a vegan filling and I hollowed out the buns to hold in the sloppy part of the sandwich. Instead of beef, this uses lentils. It does not taste like meat, but it still has a great flavor and my husband likes it. I don't do the Manwich, I use finely chopped colored pepper (today's was red), finely chopped onion (also red today, but usually yellow), a clove or two of garlic, tomato sauce and tomato paste. I like this blend much better than that stuff from a can (although my tomatoes were still from a can).


There is one thing going on with my body I'm not liking. When I haven't eaten for more than a few hours, I start to get a headache and feel light-headed. This has been happening more and more. I'm thinking of seeing a doctor about it. I have a history of migraines and they've been coming on since Friday now. I'm hoping that some of the stressors go away soon, one of them being the neighbors.

A young couple moved in next door and they're still fighting at the top of their lungs. They're obviously not right for each other, but no one has left yet. I'd be surprised if they last the whole term of their lease. It's hard to sleep when they're frequently yelling. We're to the point that we'll call the police if they start up again. I fear for the child that lives there, even if no one is throwing punches, that kind of environment is not good for a child.
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FRAN0426 2/18/2014 4:47PM

    Neighbors fighting is never pleasant. Some people yell at ecah other for no good reason, except to be yelling---tough on the neighbors.

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LJCANNON 2/18/2014 11:43AM

    emoticon Well done with the Menu AND on Getting Rid of the Too Big Undies!! I have No Doubt that you will be in Smaller Spanx sooner rather than later!!
emoticon Definitely with you on the Better Quality Chocolates!! Portion Control is much easier, and the Higher Price is Worth It (especially when it is a Gift, LOL!)

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DNJEN471 2/18/2014 11:42AM

    I hate hearing neighbors fight :(

Your dinner looks delicious!!

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