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1/13/13 3:07 P

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Good noon time here. The sun is out but darn cold and the heater is running in the house. I'll be so glad when this cold snap is gone. I'm also thankful DH didn't plan to go to the desert for the Bluegrass Festival. It is much colder over there than on the coast.

Glenna. I'm so glad Sarah is feeling better. I hope she continues to improve.

Patty, I know what you mean by baggy pants. I got out a pair of heavy exercise pants that have a thin stripe down the side. I think they are 2X and I wear a 16W now, Good thing they have a draw string around the waist or I would not beable to keep them up. They are warmer than my jeans. I'm debating if I should wear them out to the soup and salad place tonight or change. It is very casual and I don't think I'd meet up with anyone I know so who cares.

Judy have you ever had the Chocolate Malt o Meal. That is the one that is hard to find that my DIL likes. I'm not much into hot cooked cereal. I had to eat it every day as a kid and said I'd never make my kids eat it. I did like cream of wheat but dad said that wasn't the best for us. I bought some not long ago and it was in the individual packages. And yuck what a watery mess if you make it according to their directions.

Jan, I'm glad the lower dose of Metformin is not bothering you. That had to be miserable.

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1/13/13 1:08 P

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Good morning Judy and Patty and anyone else who drops in,

It's 27 and frosty out but the sun is shining. Our driveway incline is slippery so it's good I don't have to check the mailbox this morning. This weather is supposed to last into the week.

I'm feeling better so maybe the lower Metformin dose will be okay. It does blunt the appetite. I have a pound of extra lean hamburger thawed so will be making a Joanna recipe. I need the carbs to match the Dietician's recommendations for each meal. I'm thinking Tex Mex Fiesta Casserole or maybe another that the name has flown away right now.

Judy, How are the carbs in the Trader Joe's candy? Good idea to check out senior centers or places you would be wanting to go to for your future home. I would think Vancouver or Seattle or Portland may have what you are wanting.

Patty, The newer stretchy fabrics in many slacks would give you that sit-down-room. I carry my weight more in my mid-area so sometimes that part fits and the legs look like you could set sail! Lol. How cool to be told you need a smaller size! It's curious I've heard too small clothes make you look larger but so do too large clothes. Happy clothes hunting!

I am drinking my water

I am staying on my food plan

Hold onto your chairs! I walked two 15 minute sessions on the treadmill yesterday. emoticon

Edited by: PEACEFULHOME at: 1/13/2013 (13:12)

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1/13/13 12:05 P

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Good morning again Patty,

I have been patiently waiting for someone to tell me that my clothes are too lose. You'd think after losing more than forty pounds someone might notice, but not yet.

Earlier this morning while I was cruising the net I saw an advertisement for Hunt's tomatoes. The recipe looked great in the ad, so when I got back up a while ago I searched for and found the recipe. You can find it on the Hunt's site. Look for Tomato and Pesto Chicken. It calls for chicken, tomatoes, penne pasta broccoli, cream cheese and basil pesto. I would add some seasoning to the recipe just because I like more seasoning than most. I think I have most of the ingredients on hand.

I am trying right now to brace myself up to go downstairs to fix some Malt-O-Meal for my breakfast. I still haven't found my powdered milk and I like my Malt-0-Meal prepared with milk.

See you later

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1/13/13 10:13 A

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Good morning Judy and Girls,

hubby and kids tell me that my clothes are too big for me, especially my pants.,I do not like tight pants, and when I sit down, I sort of spread out a bit. so something that fits fine when I am standing, tends to be a tad tight when I sit...oh well. I do have some smaller pants, and I can wear them out in public, then when I get home, change into the larger pants...

Checking out the local senior centers would be an excellent idea Judy.

When we had our knitting group, there were 3 of us there, then another lady came over to visit. There were about 20 people there, just chatting and visiting. We left at 2, and there were still people there talking.
I loved the community feel of it.

ok, how was yesterday?

did you move?

did you drink your water?

did you stick to your lifestyle food plan?

Let's make today a healthy day.
Another birthday part this afternoon.

I do have new pics on my blog. forgot to tell you.

Edited by: GRANNYSQUARE at: 1/13/2013 (10:22)

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1/13/13 4:59 A

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I've done it yet again. I woke at 11:58 PM. I checked my BS level and it was 97. Perhaps that is the reason I was feeling very hungry. I gave myself a treat of Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate covered Coconut Mango Bites. I hadn't tried them before. It was a good choice. Yes, there are 200 calories in a serving which consists of three pieces. They are very tasty and satisfying. I am very glad I have a whole package.

My friends stopped by last evening after picking up my prescriptions for me. We talked for a short while before they left. It is interesting how much my social world has shrunk with the change in the weather. I now go for several days at a time without speaking to another person. I used to talk with at least sixty persons each day. Life for me has taken a strange and often lonely turn.

I have begun to understand all the things I learned in my gerontology classes. Because I had worked in a senior center I had no idea that my concept of aging was so different from what really happens. We were taught that peoples world shrinks as they become less able to get around. I see that now. My problem is to figure out how to re-expand my world.

I loved the senior center where I worked because I found the participants to be "alive". They were always involved with something. Those with whom I was most familiar used their skills and talents to organize, stock and manage a gift shop. They attended pot lucks and created new dishes with the help of our in house chef. (He really was a qualified chef) We did all sorts of things to keep a young perspective.

Now, I am trying to do the same thing, but in a much less cosmopolitan area. There are no senior centers here that offer classes across a broad spectrum of interests. When I have visited the senior centers they have been small and with few areas or schedules for making things or learning new skills.

Our center in Alaska had classrooms for actual academic classes. There were two rooms in my arts and crafts department, one for dry crafts and the other for messy, wet crafts. There was a library, and a physical fitness department with a locker room and a hot tub in addition to the exercise room. We had a dining room where healthy meals were served every day and finally there was a huge meeting/event room where we held dances or programs. Our gift shop was a later addition and was placed in a tiny room that had a display window.

I can't begin to describe the energy I found there. The whole building seemed to vibrate as people there lived in celebration of life. I would like to find that sort of place again. As I search for a new home perhaps I should investigate the local senior centers to see if their outlook is as young and vibrant as I experienced in AnchorAge Senior Center.

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