EXOTEC's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EXOTEC EXOTEC's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ The Move from H*ll http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807996 o.m.g. <BR> What a horrific ordeal. I've been AWOL a lot longer than I expected. <BR> <BR> We were supposed to move to a rental house on the 16th. We've been planning this with the leasing agent / realtor since the first week of September, when we gave a deposit. Since then we've been in the house several times making move-in and deficiency lists, which we duly forwarded to above mentioned agent. I gave her hand-written lists, verbal descriptions, and emailed lists. She gave us a copy of "h... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:53:39 EST More nonsense http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719934 I posted a thread in the Cafe yesterday about the ubiquitous misuse of the terms "loose" vs "lose" in relation to our weight loss efforts here. It was a respectful post. I just posted the definitions and made a silly comment about not wanting our "freed" pounds to find us again. It had collected a couple of seemingly positive (or at least agreeable) responses. <BR> <BR> Today, I went back in response to my email notification to find the post had been removed. I contacted SP staff about it, t... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:13:14 EST Coconut Wraps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644609 I really love these things. I keep touting them at every opportunity here, so I thought it might be useful to post info from the two suppliers I know of, in case others might like to try them. <BR> <BR> My preferred supplier is PureWraps... simply because I have some accuracy issues with Julian Bakery. I've used the wraps from both places though, and the quality is comparable. I just trust Julian less. <BR> <BR> Here's links to both purveyors: <BR> (the FAQ from PureWraps) <BR> <link>t... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:28:12 EST Oopsie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591294 I've noticed a renewed interest in Oopsie rolls on the forums lately. <BR> I have a big file of collected recipes from various sites which I'd like to share... but the appeal isn't just in the recipes and their variations, <BR> but also the pictures the users have posted. <BR> It makes me want to jump up and go make more Oopsies! <BR> <BR> And besides... I resolved to be better about posting blogs... and you can see how well I've managed that. This is as good an excuse as any! <BR> Now ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 14:27:29 EST Disgusted and frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536278 I've been struggling with an unexpected case of edema for about a month or so. It came on overnight and has been very slow to resolve. It doesn't help that I can't exercise to move some of that fluid out. <BR> <BR> I've also been on the specialist-wagon lately. First, my pulmonologist tells me (before the edema episode began) that the every-other-day diuretic isn't cutting it. Daily now. Okay, fine. I'm in the bathroom every 2 hours, round the clock. Except when I know I have to go out, in w... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 02:21:32 EST I'm stealing another Sparker's blog idea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443745 This is a blog I happened across that gave me some moments of fun and fantasy. I thought I'd repost here just for the halibut! <BR> <BR> The original member's blog didn't have her responses, but mine does. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Put your imagination beanie on -- <BR> Fill in your answers! <BR> <BR> "Re posting something I put up a week or so ago just for fun but soon afterwards deleted. <BR> On second thought, however, I bring it back. <BR> <BR> ~~~ <BR> <BR> …you have just ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 00:07:01 EST Epic but predictable “Fail” http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427914 I’ve been lurking a bit the last few days. That may be a permanent condition, I don’t know at the moment. You see, I committed the unforgiveable: I shared personal experience and nutritional information I’ve gleaned from various sources with the open membership here at Spark. <BR> <BR> I should have known better, and stayed sequestered in our “alternate” group forums. But I didn’t. I am interested to hear what people are saying in general. For those of you who are acquainted with me through... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 03:17:10 EST Tuesday 2 July 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408617 Heh. I'm feeling pretty snuff about myself today! <BR> <em>204</em> <BR> I dredged my way through all my CE assignments, with the exception of two which I couldn't get to. They're ones you have to post the first part for the instructor to approve, and then she unlocks the next portion. So there's two of those left - but they're followup of the primary I've already submitted. woo-hoo! <BR> <BR> I got some email from a former CE instructor (in my specialty) who's decided I'm the authority,... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 13:30:52 EST Monday 1 July 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407380 Well. I'm not doing so well with this journaling thing! What a surprise. <BR> <BR> I'm in the throes of yet another "lesson" from my body. We found ourselves out and about yesterday at around lunchtime...in a grocery, of all things. There was a Subway in there. There's a recipe for destruction if I ever heard one. Fresh baking bread. This one also makes little pizzas. And I've always LOVED their seafood subs. So my options were: 1) eat Subway; 2) don't eat Subway, and instead buy every tempt... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:04:12 EST Sunday 23 June 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399100 Seems as if I've fallen off my self-directed wagon already! why am I not surprised. <BR> <BR> Let's see...Friday. I actually applied myself to some of my CE. I got through a long dissertation on a marginally interesting topic...and then failed to save it when I closed the program and lost it all. Figures. I was so disgusted I spent the rest of the day cruising around the 'net. <BR> <BR> Saturday...it's hot here already, and Joe wanted to get some walking in, so rather than face the iffy wea... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:27:05 EST Thursday 6-20-2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396895 Well. Boredom prevails. <BR> Today was a "furosemide day," alas. Pinched my plans waaaaay too much. <BR> <BR> We had dental appointments this morning. Too early for my taste, but he had to go to work after, and he's a morning thing anyway. If I want help or company, I'm on his schedule. Worked out okay. I've got a temporary crown for a couple weeks. Why they can't just DO IT, I have no idea. When this one is finished, we start on the one on the other side. Great. <BR> <BR> Since I was alre... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:59:06 EST Lukewarm effort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393621 It occurs to me that some sort of journaling might be advantageous. To me, I mean. My daily musings are unlikely to be of import or significance to anyone else. But then, you never know. I see things on blogs that make me sorta go, "huh?" <BR> <BR> My purpose is that I'm basically a slacker. I just don't wanna (anything). As a result, big chunks of my life go off into the slacking composter, which doesn't do much for my progress or state of mind. It's pretty clear that doing nothing is not l... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:14:15 EST Let's Build a House! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241636 Oh no. Here I find myself again. heh. <BR> <BR> I received an instigatory email a couple of days ago from a magazine to which I used to subscribe, but dropped it because it was making me crazy (-ier). They have diabolically chosen to continue to send the email version, however. I can never resist looking at it simply because I can’t. Won’t. I did love the magazine (Mother Earth) – but it started all sorts of imaginary plots and schemes that I could never follow up on then and certainly could... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 13:27:01 EST Miscellany http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235085 Well, here I am again. I have no idea what prompted it. I've been scanning through other blogs and pages and maybe that was some sort of instigation. Then again...who knows. <BR> <BR> It's COLD here today! Cold and I are not compatriots. Even though it's probably balmy for some of you, a high of 60° in FL is not my idea of fun. I'd had myself all worked up to go to the local medieval faire as a birthday outing - as I hope for every year - and, again, I was "weathered out." Usually it's rai... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:16:03 EST Blogland absolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220098 I stand, figuratively, before you properly chastised and thusly abashed. I read another Sparker’s blog recently in which “reasons” for others NOT blogging were laid waste. This is a shame, because I’ve clung to many of them myself…and now they’re dust. <BR> <BR> I have never written such things. Not where anyone else might happen across them, that is. I have no idea what I’m doing here or what “correct procedure” might entail for blogging. I’m not convinced it will be something I will delve... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:21:17 EST