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2/6/16 5:43 P

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OK I will continue with thm plan..can I count on ya'll to give it your best?

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I'm sorry this hasn't worked the way you hoped, Missy. When you offered to start a THM challenge I was surprised and excited. I wasn't too surprised when you wanted to switch to a plan more to what you lean towards - vegetarian. You already knew from past conversations that this is not something I'm interested in. I am going to have enough trouble getting my veggies in on THM (LOL), there's no way I'd do well on a vegetarian diet, even if I could occasionally add meat and dairy. This challenge and the people interested in joining in is what is saving this team from stopping. It wasn't my idea and I didn't start the thread - before you suggested it, Bren and I were out the door. It's not what we wanted, but it had been her and I off and on for so long, we were tired of trying to keep it moving forward. Your offer of a challenge gave the team a reprieve. It's up to you where the challenge is going. We haven't heard from Sandy, so I don't know what she wants to do. I know you are frustrated, sweetie, but let us look for a way to make this work. Love you

God bless, Kim

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Missing posts~ do any of you see them on occasion. Shows Missy posted last and when I drop in, Kim's last post is up... oh well.

Regardless ..............I wish you all the very best at taking care of yourselves and honoring God in whatever we do. Love you ladies and thank Him for you!

Ok, y'all's showed up when I posted mine. Missy I said no to Tofu..... I've had veggie versions of some things but wouldn't buy them if not on sale most likely! The site was the one that had the long list of restrictions too. Sustainable is a key and I wish you great success if you want to try this option.

I'd be super excited about coming off some meds too and do know it's my working a program and using the wisdom God grants that will make a difference.

A few things I'd have a lot of trouble with are:
1~ giving up coffee
2~ cooking uhm...daily
3~ ok...there is no number 3

So....I will be applying the brakes, watching portions, avoiding processed foods to a greater extent and working to get the added sugar out. I'll also work on my aversion to cooking regularly emoticon ......and increasing my daily activity.

Edited by: BLONDEE53 at: 2/6/2016 (07:54)
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2/6/16 1:11 A

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Well..before I start a new thread...just let me know if ya'll are interested..or maybe we can just do Kim's thread..maybe that will work..we each do what ever works for one another seems the way ya'll are leaning..so I will just skip the new thread..and just show up at the one Kim started

sorry for all the confusion

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2/5/16 11:21 P

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Well.. Not sure what to do then..seems like I'm alone on this one(:

Ok..First I did not say NO meat..just small amounts of meat..

I am going to be firm...(talking to myself mainly lol)...Sometimes we have to get restrictive ..especially when talking about processed foods!!!...It comes down to..how bad do we want to get healthier?? With this diet .. A man went off 3 insulin shots a day..bp meds...cholesterol drugs..etc...just by this diet!! Are you tired of being sick all the time...I am!!!..and my diabetes is worse now than it has ever been..and my health keeps gettting worse and worse...I want to change...and I want to help anyone interested in changing too:)

I am starting a new thread..and will have recipes, tips, and menus ..if interested...

oh and Kim..tofu is really good in the right recipe...have you ever tried it? I used it once to make guacamole..it was delcious!

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Ok...I looked at some info at the site and I am afraid I find it much too restrictive and not wanting to "cook" much at my place, I'd be super lax in staying on track. I'd miss my meat protein too. I don't use a lot but like having that option and it says even dairy isn't "allowed"...That's the wall I run into when getting into a plan that restricts or eliminates entire groups of food. I guess I'd like the "moderation in all things" rule? I'm sorry Missy....

I think restrictions should apply more to the calories I consume and the carbs and sodium that cause me trouble. I love veggies but a lot of the weird stuff would not come home with me and the soups/beans that look so good call for things I'd not use or have on hand. I love beans too....but falafel? Tofu...huh-uh

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I've already shared my view in a note to Missy. If I find THM difficult, there is no way I am going to do a vegetarian program. I honestly don't think it is the healthiest way to go either, but won't say a word if the others of you want to go that way. I read the blurb about the movie, but didn't watch the movie. I've seen others like it. There are always scares about some kind of food or another in our world today which we later find aren't as bad as they made them out to be after all. Moderation and portion control is part of the answer; looking for organic is another. If God says I can eat meat, I am going to eat meat. I will eat as naturally as possible, but I am going to go ahead with doing the THM diet. I will meet y'all on the challenge thread to let you know how things are going though! LOL!

God bless, Kim

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Sounds good Missy. I'm with you. I tried to do the video and couldn't at home and can't here...no sound. Is there a text version somewhere? I'll look for info.

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2/5/16 7:24 A

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Thanks Bren
I will continue with the plan fork over knives then ..with minimum amount of meat products no processed foods and no sugar hopefully we can commit for 4 weeks to see how better we feel


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2/5/16 7:18 A

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Honey girl, we won't be mad...........we just want you here. It would be very difficult to find a plan that everyone can do with full abandon. I want to cheer us all on to do what works, helps us feel better and see some positive results. Options are good and we all make choices daily that are beneficial....or not. We can all move towards the light so to speak.....we just may be on parallel trails?

Whatever you decide, we are in your corner and love you! emoticon

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cosmosdocumentaries.blogspot.ca/2013
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watch for free...very interesting...WOULD YOU ALL BE INTERESTED IN COMMITTING TO THIS FOR 4 WEEKS PLEASE???

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I get the feeling that the THM may be confusing to ya'll and maybe you have some concerns?? Would ya'll be to mad at me if I change our program from THM To something I find easier and healthier?? I don't want to make ya'll upset with me

Have ya'll seen the movie Forks over Knives? I thought aoout doing that.and i will have recipes and menus for the week starting 2/8..hope that is ok..I just feel led another direction.

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Thanks for the tip Kim. I'll look at that. I was over there today looking at the THM books but think I'll wait on buying one and just copy tips etc. where I find them for now. I don't want to overwhelm myself with too much info at once emoticon

I found some little cans of turkey with the chicken and tuna at my store. It's a great quick and easy protein toss in for my salads. I haven't done my kitchen inventory yet but will work on that soon...like by the weekend, so I'm ready to go on Monday.

I'm having trouble laying down the sugar! I need to do that now. So tomorrow, I will pack some healthy snack choices so I'm not drawn to the candy bowl emoticon

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Still headachey today, but feeling better sinus-wise!

Check out what they have for Roaman's on Amazon, Bren. It's a lot cheaper there than at the site. I bought a thermal top with a roll down collar (really nice) for $10 (now $10.50) on Amazon but the same thing on the site was $19.99. This top is a little bit big for my normal size, so I will order the large next time rather than the extra large, and hand wash most of these new tops I'm getting. I have a basket full of bras I need to hand wash too! I bought a kitchen wash tub to use since I didn't have anything bigger than the bathroom sink to wash them in. We just put a new faucet in the kitchen too, one of those goose neck ones (without the pull out thingy), so I can easily get into the bin and do the washing now! Woohoo! Our other faucet decided to start leaking. Every time you turned it on it shot water across the kitchen! Yikes.

Well, I am going to try and walk the dog since it isn't too chilly out there. Love ya

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.


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2/4/16 7:10 A

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I think I'll try to rewash, stretch and hang dry these and if it doesn't help they'll go in the Goodwill tub or trash. Even the nice tees from Roaman's shrunk until they are squatty and fit only for sleep shirts currently and I have too many of those. Oh well.....it's like sloppy, sorry fast food. I give them another try to see if anything's improved and nope...it hasn't.

That was a good passage and I, like verse 22 am "the weaker member" a lot and am thankful I'm not cast off as useless.

I felt off for most of the day...was cold, tired, weak and considered rescheduling my appointment but am so glad I didn't. Now that's behind me and I have two months to WORK and improve my conditions. Good timing for starting a challenge.

Blessings to all......and praying for each of us today. Be good to yourselves. Be loving and gentle.........

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I got a couple of tops that are that way. One was washed and shrunk pretty badly but I can still wear it, it just isn't a tunic top anymore - LOL!. I will hand wash the other color.

Feeling poorly today with a headache and clogged up sinuses. My back was really hurting last night so sleep wasn't very good either.

Wow we are having a lot of rain today, just deluges at times. I think that it has stopped now though, but it's still cloudy.

This is a long passage, but please read through it, it's really good. Accept who you are in Christ, but be the best you can be and use good stewardship in keeping yourself fit for the job He has given you to do.

1Co 12:11-27 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
12 For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body," it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.
16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body," it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.
17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?
18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.
19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
20 But now there are many members, but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."
22 On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;
23 and those members of the body, which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our unseemly members come to have more abundant seemliness,
24 whereas our seemly members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked,
25 that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.
26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.


God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.


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2/3/16 5:29 A

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I wish Woman Within was like that. I need to stop ordering from them and Roaman's. The quality is really bad and the stuff shrinks something awful on first wash. Looks good for one wearing.

I'll look for the THM thread Missy....thanks!

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2/3/16 1:20 A

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Ok gals check out the THM thread!! Let me know if you have any questions so far..

we can do this

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How are you ladies doing on this cloudy and chilly Tuesday? I'm doing okay!

I got a pair of jean joggers (elastic waist and ankles) from Zulily. I always order everything a size bigger because they usually run small. These were like three sizes too small in the legs - I couldn't get them past my calves. Mom, who wears a 16 tried them on and she could get them on but the legs were uncomfortably tight on her. I have a niece who may be able to get into them, but if Mom couldn't I'm not sure that she can. The top of the pants just bagged on her too, so I think that part might have fit me - they are even a bit stretchy! I called and let them know and they will refund me the amount of the pants and I can find someone who fits them or give them to charity! This is the second time they've done this for me. I wrote and thanked them and they wrote me back thanking me for thanking them because they really do want to please their customers! It was kind of funny! I pays to be nice and not just complain angrily! I wasn't expecting it to happen a second time and that I would have to send the pants back - so I was surprised when they said I could keep them. It's just a hassle sending things back!

So, other than that my life is pretty boring! LOL!

Hope y'all have a very blessed evening. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.


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I'll see you ladies there emoticon

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I am looking forward to it!

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.


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TRIM HEALTHY MAMA CHALLENGE IS UP UNDER ACCOUTABLITY THREAD!!

I am vey excited to start this new challenge and EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE emoticon

This week will be getting to know the plan..and we will begin on 2/8/2016..so stop by this week and let's get prepared!!

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It's so good to see you back, Sandy! I hope you had a great time with the grandkids! I know how much spending time with her grandkids means to my MIL (and they are all grown now), so getting four weeks out of the year to see them has to be hard as well as a blessing when it finally comes! We are so glad that you are joining us for the challenge.

Thanks, Missy. I just leave the challenge in your capable hands! I went to the Pinterest Trim Healthy Mamas recipe page and found a few that I might try out. There are a couple of grain free breads that look interesting too. I am enjoying my pumpkin jam (saved for the E meals) that would go good with either of these breads. They would work great for those of you who are looking to lower carbs because of diabetes as well.

Went through a filled up my pill keeper today. I called my doctor about a misunderstanding on one of the pills. I was already taking the amount that he wanted me to raise it to - but we are going to stay where we are, he is just ordering a pill for the total amount rather than taking two pills.

Well, it's time to get outside for my walk. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.


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Me too ladies! I see my Dr. Wednesday and had planned to ask what can I do to possibly get off some of my boatload of meds. I am willing to do my best, in attendance, commitment and participation.

I'll set some goals after my Dr's visit and lab work on Wednesday. Thanks Kim, for the note about modifications. I'll use a few. I'll look for info online and print the food lists you posted at Camp as a reference point and jump in place. I'll do my kitchen inventory too.

Sandy! I am so glad you are joining us as well! Kim, thanks for the scripture on your post too. I've been missing that as well. I want to run my race with confidence, I have some laminated scripture on my desk here at home and at work and Phil. 3:14 is one of them. Luke 11:9 another.

Blessings to all and thanks for hand of grace for our much loved team!


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Awesome..Sandy!!! I'm excited for us to begin!!



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1/31/16 9:23 P

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I would like to join the THM challenge. Sorry I have been mia but I was visiting my daughter and family. I get to see my grand daughters twice a year for 2 weeks.

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I thought I would do a THM recipe of the day..along with healthy tips for the day!!

Kim 10 lb loss goal for June sounds great..I will join you!!

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You know I'm in
70's here and windy

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I'm giving the team a chance by offering the Trim Healthy Mama Challenge. There are two of us right now willing to do the challenge - if we can get one or two more then I am willing to continue the team for our sakes. I really don't want to see it die, but it is fruitless to continue when there are just two or three of us who really care about this team and have chugged on for more than months trying to keep it going. I hope that we get some interest.

Bren, the plan can be adjusted to anyone's needs. One of the sisters who started this plan does it "pure", the other has made some adjustments to it to allow for her abilities and needs. Both have found success. There are things that you won't be able to use unless you got your doctor's okay - like the MCT oil. People taking diabetes or high blood pressure meds shouldn't take this without their doctor's okay. But, you can use coconut oil since the effects of that are far less than the pure oil. I have been using the oil but haven't really noticed a lot of change yet, other than perhaps I am not forgetting as many words as I used to.

I really want to be down 10 pounds when next I see my doctor in June, so I need to buckle down - and use the "NO" word more often than I have.

We are having some strong winds today too, but at least it is warmer than it has been. I would say we are in the upper 50's, which right now feels almost balmy!!! LOL

1Cor 9:24-27 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
25 And everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
26 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;
27 but I buffet my body and make it my slave, lest possibly, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.

Edited by: RESTFINDER at: 1/31/2016 (14:51)
God bless, Kim

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I appreciate you taking the reigns Kim! Me too...thinking of closing up shop for lack of interest. My heart is sad at the prospect and I'd sure miss us!

Missy, I'm glad to see you check in! You've been missed....

We had a really nice day at my spot too. 76 and sunshine to go with the strong winds. I played outside some, taking locks off, opening and locking gates...We have another cold front coming in but we are having spring like weather for now and I am very thankful.

I haven't looked at the THM plan other than Kim's food list at Camp....and in my case I need THG...trim healthy grannies? The concept would work regardless of age I'm sure. It's finding the desire, drive and discipline that make any plan work..."doing" the work! Is there a plan called "This or That"? LOL

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We got ice and a dusting of snow..mostly ICE!! It's been nice here..59 today..:)

I do not want you to shut down the team!! Even if it is the three of us..let us do trim healthy mama plan together..set up exercise plan..and keep in touch!! I will make a point to check in..we can even change the name to Kim, Bren, and Missy..Gals for God..lol....

Change ya'll mind please!!! emoticon

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Missy lives not too far away from me, and we are in the clear - at least the snow has melted and the warmer weather is coming in. She should be alright unless she is near some water that might have flooded a bit from the snow melt. We really didn't get that much snow, four or five inches, and she is farther south than I am.

I am sending a note to Shel and to Missy to let them know that we are thinking about shutting down the team unless more people start to show up. I am going to send out a team message too, letting them know so if they care to they can show up before we make any definitive decision. Boy, you just mention it and I take the reigns and go with it! Phew! I have thought about it before though, so it's not a new idea for me. It's just disheartening to be the only two every day. I can remember when I had to write several notes to several different people every day.

Well, I am going to look for Shel's SP Address so I can send her a note. Love ya

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The DS, complete with a snapped salute, came after banging his door with the vacuum, to get him up for "chores"... emoticon When he lived with me, as an adult I made him pay $40 a week for room and board and help with household chores that included mowing our lush lawns. He didn't think he should pay room and board because his friends didn't have to. His friend's parents didn't work in a sewing plant for minimum wage of $4.15 an hour either.

I came home early yesterday for my make up off day from last week. I rested too, since I needed that most. Today I'll do my cleaning and tomorrow...laundry.

We are getting another cold front with a high of 46 today but by the weekend we are to see 77! My heart and prayers are with those in the awful storm areas snowed and iced in. I think of our Shel and Diana........and not sure if Missy is getting it where she is.

I'll see you at Camp my friend! We "are" camp it seems......... emoticon

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Sparky I can see, but Drill Sergeant and Bad Mama just don't seem to fit!

I hope that your lab work shows as much improvement as your numbers do!

We are going to go out to lunch for one of my nieces' birthdays - the other one lives out of town, but they share a birthday; as do another niece from one family and a nephew from the other family! Theirs is in June.

Not much else going on, I'll see you over at Camp.

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I guess there is always room for improvement? I'll be working on the carb cutting as well. You've done SO much better than I have at that option and last night I had taters...for the second time this month, and my FBS was 170. I was so happy with my 94 yesterday and almost doubled it for taters? Not worth it!

I'll be having lab work done the 3rd and I too, will be making some changes. I want to get as healthy as I can for the conditions I have and do my part. I'll start by doing a clean sweep of my kitchen again. It's been awhile since I did that. Taters will need to go. I haven't had pasta in awhile either but have some boxes in there I can put in the give-away bag and leave in the laundry room.

I did a rental to a return tenant yesterday and we talked for over 30 minutes. I like him and he is entertaining. He suggested the term lazy be politically incorrect and we settled on "task challenged". I'm thinking some of my fatigue could be meds related too. Knowing what's going on may present some ways of dealing with it? I'll look for some.

I read an article this morning at WebMD...I like that site...on the importance of exercise for joint pain. I need to move "past" the pain. I do know I feel better when I move more. It's getting the body to cooperate with my plans I'm having trouble with emoticon

I need to pick up some things for the office so will swing by Wal-Mart on the way to work. I need cat food and ice but that may wait for my off day.
I picked up some pretty reading glasses yesterday on the way in. I went up one notch to the 1.5, that I thought I'd been using all these years and mine were the 1.25. I'd always bought the 3 pair for $8.00 or so and never got "pretty" before. I really like them. I got two pair for the office. I don't need pretty at home emoticon

I hope you have a good day and feel more sparky in the days ahead! Me too...that reminds me...that was one of the names my son had for me. He'd call me Sparky, Drill Sargent and Bad Mama....I love that boy!

Be blessed my sweet friend........

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It sounds to me like you are doing well with the choices that you are making overall. I've been cold too, but that's because our heat pump isn't working right. We keep little heaters in the rooms that we use most often.

Got the results of my blood work back. Most everything looks good, and the things that were higher than normal are within acceptable ranges. My triglycerides were at 175, going up a bit each time that I have it taken. Feb last year they were 161, and in July they were 172. I need to cut back on the carbs a bunch. I thought I had, but especially over the holidays and during the time with Allen, I just wasn't watching what I was eating at all and hadn't been good about taking my fish oil. I've been taking it regularly for about three weeks now, but not long enough to make a difference, unless that 175 is down from what it was three weeks ago - yikes! All my cholesterol numbers don't look as good as last time, but they are all within normal range except for the triglycerides. I gotta do better. My BUN (kidney function) was above normal, but near where it usually is and my creatinine was down into normal this time - woohoo! One of my liver numbers was up, but after reading about it, unless it is more than double what is normal it isn't really alarming. Mine is about 1/4 up from normal, so it should be alright. It's from taking a statin drug. All the other numbers were in the normal range, so it should be alright. Praise the Lord for that! I think that I am eating pretty well most of the time, but apparently not. I need to get those numbers to look better in the next six months.

I've been tired for a long time too. Even when I get 8 hours of sleep, I want to sleep some more. I never feel rested. I know that a few of my medications have sedating side effects, so I am hoping that that is what is causing all of this tiredness. I don't have as much drive to get things done as I used to as well. I just want to curl up and rest - even though I have nothing to rest from! LOL! I got 9 hours last night and still feel like my eyes are having a hard time staying open, and the only thing I did today was clean the bathroom sink and toilet! Well, I let Jake out and in several times and I did do some leg exercises while waiting for the microwave to ping (twice). LOL! Ah, getting old is so much fun!

Well, you have a good day. Take care of yourself and together we will make wiser choices! Love ya

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I use the whole grain buns and have used turkey burgers before and grilled them on my GF grill. I'm just lazy about cooking and clean up. I was buying the precooked chicken and turkey burgers for awhile but they are so full of sodium they are not nice to me. I do scan the reduced meats at HEB on the lookout for lean ground beef or bison. Yep, it's costly! It's hard to find good tomatoes too so I'll wait until Spring or summer for my burger fixins' emoticon I like a lot of veggies on my burgers and ask for extra when I buy a burger.

When I was in the hospital, I'd ask for two HB patties and just the veggies with some mustard. Yummo! When I buy frozen patties, I get the leaner ones but they still have 15% fat.....they sure are good tho!

I've been staying really cold, at home and here and Gaylon told me today that my air filter will make a huge difference in the function of heat and air at home. I'll change it myself. I asked to have it changed when I renewed my lease the end of December. They are rather lax on maintenance these days but they sure add extra charges to our rent etc. He said my carpet should be replaced too. They won't do that, even tho I've trampled it for over 14 years and it was flooded two weeks after I got out of the hospital. Rank...yep...oh well.

I did have to go out once to take some locks off. Sunday it's supposed to be 72 for a high! Oh boy. I like that, yes I do.

I'd picked up a couple of cute, small bags at HEB this morning...well they are for bottles and have dividers sewn in...me no like-ee. I'll return them and get what I know to be junior sized totes. I was going to use them in my freezer for my bags of veggies. The others will work, they are just a bit smaller.

They have blackberries for $1.00 a package...small but about a cup per package and so big and pretty! I got two tangelos as well...huge things...I'm glad I only got two. I'm used to my little tangerines (cuties)...love those! I've been wasting more produce lately than I've been eating and am trying to turn that around. I've been so tired (or lazy) that heating something in the microwave is about all I'm up for.

I'm going to wrap things up and get ready to go home in about 25 minutes. I do look forward to hunkering down with my fuzzy blanket and my Kindle...

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What you make the burger out of is a huge part of doing things healthy - but the best meats are more expensive. The very best burger (in my opinion) is buffalo. It is high in protein, low in fat and calories compared to beef - but bookoo bucks! A turkey burger is good as long as you buy it lean. Hamburger is good too, if lean and then squeezed after cooking to remove more of the fat. Grilled is the best so the fat drips away rather than your burger sitting in it. Then there is the bun. Me, I prefer no bun, then I can splurge somewhere else, but if you do a bun it has to be 100% whole grain. That Ezekiel bread (which comes in the freezer) is said to be the best, but again, more costly. Anyhow, it's all in how you make the burger that matters, not necessarily the burger itself! Make it a special treat now and again. It's the carbs that you have to really watch out for though, and the sodium. There are ways to make what you want while watching those things, you just have to go to more trouble! LOL!

We have snow here! Praise the Lord that it isn't ice (so far). We have about three or four inches. I haven't been out in it (too cold for this gal), but that is what the depth looks like. They haven't come and scraped our street yet either; although we usually don't see the scraper until the day after being a side, side, side street!

Not much else other than trying to keep warm. Love y'all

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You had a bargain filled day Kim! Yippee! A busy one too. You will enjoy the new things in your home. I hope the boots fit too. Your niece will love her gift...and use it well emoticon

You made some good points for Missy...and I pray she feels better very soon. Getting specific help for a specific issue is a great place to start. Our primary doctors know a lot about many things and they are often sufficient but the specialist can fill in a some gaps when needed.

I called mine yesterday and told on myself.....she wants to discuss it with me when I see her. She wanted me to come in but since my appointment is just two weeks away she let me slide....just insisted I show up and I will. My numbers look good except for the weight, and I'll keep working on that. Knowing I CAN lose it makes me want to push myself more. The perfect burger will still be there...when it's safe to have it emoticon

Have a blessed day.......and be good to yourselves......

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You have been so disciplined in your eating and your exercise, Missy, that I know you will be able to work out what you are supposed to do on these new restrictions! You have continued to be in my prayers and I am so glad that you checked in.

Went to a guys house yesterday about 45 minutes away. Wade found on Facebook a page for yard sales from our area. There is a page for yard sales and you find the ones in your area. This husband and wife are moving to the coast soon and need to get rid of everything. He used to work for Ethan Allen so they have a lot of nice pieces. We bought a round table with two chairs - metal and wood, really pretty. We also go the Baker's Hutch that goes with it. All four pieces were just $350. There is no way we could find anything as nice for that price otherwise. We have to go back for the hutch since he didn't have it cleared of stuff yet!

I found some boots and a coat on Zulily too. The coat was just under $13.00, and the boots were about the same. I hope they fit. I got the boots a size bigger because Zulily sizes tend to run small and I like to wear thick socks. Hopefully they will work. If not, Mom wears the size I bought! I also found today some cake decorating tips by The Cake Boss - just $16.99 for 21 tips, a flower nail and a coupler to attach the bag to the tip, oh, and a case. I am going to give it to my niece who made a beautiful cake for her brother's wedding. Her birthday is in a few days, so I will just let her know I have something for her. Sometimes there are just deals to good to pass up.

Wade and I went to Chik-fil-A for lunch. We got the calendar for Christmas and they offer a card for one free item per month. This month it was grilled chicken nuggets. I also ordered fruit and a diet lemonade - yum. They took my order as a modification on the order Wade got, so we paid less for each thing and he shared my fruit with me. Always good choices we can make!

Well, not much else going on with me. Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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Missy, I'm so glad to "see" you again. You've been through the wringer, coming and going. I'm very glad you saw the diabetes Dr. and you remain in my prayers as well. You haven't felt well in much too long and it seems the Doctor is shooting straight with you. My new Doctor does the same and I appreciate that! When she told me I was dishonoring Jesus in not caring for my body, His temple...I knew I was in the right place! Regardless of her care, I am required to do my part.

I'm on the Levemir as well. I have been since September. The Actos is what really made the difference for me and I started it in December. The downside was the 15 pound weight gain which I can dump half of at my feet...now that I know the side effects I can put myself on notice. Just because I was raging hungry didn't mean I had to raid Weiner Schnitzel.

Back to basics we go....and those small daily steps that will lead to recovery. Let us walk in wisdom and grace today, dependent on Christ Jesus, our healer, provider and peace.

I love you ladies and you remain in my thoughts and prayers...daily. Be blessed best where most needed today.

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stopping by to say hello..I have been having a real hard time getting my numbers under control..I have felt real bad..went to visit a diabetic doctor..my first time at a diabetic specialist he was nice..spent over an hour going over everything..he kept me on levemir and added 1000 mg of metformin..and said for me to eat no more than 150 carbs a day and walk 60 minutes a day...during the spring/summer/fall that is no problem...but in the winter it can be a problem..I walked 2 miles Tuesday in 42 degree temps..and now I am trying 2 catch cold...I am just now getting over the acute brochitis/pneumonia..and my voice still is not 100 percent..where I had laryngitis...my whole clan..goes to dentist tomorrow..woohoo..I found a new dentist..hoping they are not crooks..lol..like my last one..I am starting at eating healthier again..winter = depression for me and my diet sort of goes south..ugh...my diabetic doctor made it very clear..that my health is not good..and I need to get serious with my disease..and only I can do it...I do not want a stroke...I am still having a hard time..realizing my cousin died from a stroke..I do not want my children to have to witness something like that...:(...anyway..praying for you gals...we suppose to get snow...maybe...but more than likely ice..like we usually get..talk again soon

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Hey, Shel, ditto Bren! I have never done a power point presentation before, so you are way ahead of me in that. I so agree with you. How can anyone think that these bodies of ours just happened from primordial goo?! Believing in Evolution takes more faith than believing in the Creation.

I've been using some ginger essential oil the past three days. Can't say that I feel much effect yet, but I can't take much of the oil. The real ginger burned my mouth, and the powder just isn't as effective, so I got this oil (very expensive, but you don't use but one or two drops at a time so it will last a long time - I hope).

I'll talk to y'all later. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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Hey Shel!
It's always good to "see" you when you can pop in. My brain would sizzle at all the stuff yours puts out! Some days knowing who I am is a big deal. I'm glad I wasn't having to be too active yesterday since my mind was as fuzzy as a dust mop. I'm better today and that's a good thing since it's sale day and I'll have to do the things Sharon normally takes care of. We only have two units to show so that cuts down on the work a lot...

Coffee is made and donuts are out so now just need to get paperwork ready and double checked...

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Sorry I've been MIA. I still get internet issues at home, and have to contact cable company to credit me - why pay for services I haven't received? Presently I'm using school computer, but don't like to do that too much for my personal stuff. Just right now I need to rest the brain from power points and think of what the next subject shall be, having finished the Cell. Microbiology is fascinating, though! "I am fearfully and wonderfully made". Shel


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Thanks Kim! My boss stopped by and asked me to order flowers for the service. He gave me his credit card number and the number to the florist they use. He said Baack's...I heard Box so asked...box, bach's?? He said $100 and I heard $200. He said I could go up to $150 if needed...the total was $131.58 so he's happy with that.

Hopefully I'll rest better tonight and not be so loopy tomorrow...I posted at Camp on my eye appt. Super! I was so happy to get his report.
Oh I'm very glad for spell check! I need it in my daily business. emoticon

Oh yay...it's time to put the cart up and close shop for the day and go home. Yippee yahooty!

Have a good evening...I will as well emoticon

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I'm so sorry for your friends loss. I'll be praying for her.

Let me know how the eye appointment went! My dentist appointment went really well. He put several rods in the tooth (I think to fill up the gap or something), and then put on a temporary filling until I go to the dentist a month from now. Not sure what brought it on, but I have a lovely headache this afternoon. I took some migraine stuff, but that didn't work, so I need to go ahead and drink some more caffeine with some Tylenol (easier to spell than acetaminophen - used spell checker to get that one! LOL!).

I got my ginger essential oil yesterday. I tried it in my hot apple cider, but got too much in there (three drops fell in). I put one drop in my coffee today and could taste it really well, but am hoping that the ginger will help with the tummy as well as it's anti-inflammatory work as well. I believe that is what it is good for! LOL! I haven't got any apple-cider vinegar, so that will have to wait until later. I think I will put the two together in a smoothie to further mask the flavor!

Oh, I found another ancestry type site - Heritage. I joined that even though it is a bit more expensive than Ancestry - but I've already found stuff on it that I didn't on ancestry. I found a husband for Engle Butenhof! She is on my maternal grandfather's side. I go back into the early 1700's with his side, but can't get past three or four generations on any of the other sides! The Butenhof's lived in a town in Germany and the church there kept really good records, and that is how I have found out a lot of that history. I'm combining the information between the two sites so maybe I can get a more accurate picture of my family history.

Love ya

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That's a wee problem when ordering online. I love the convenience tho. I do read the reviews often and there were negatives about the ballet top I ordered but I missed any if there were some about the arm holes fitting my thighs. I checked, and even without raising my arms I can see to my waist...so I'll use them for high dollar sleep shirts.

That's funny...I often ask Jesus to help me find something decent to wear, as I feel I look frumpy. I hadn't thought of that...until now! Getting a second opinion and approval. I have some really pretty things but need to lost about 20 pounds to get into them!

Praying for you as you go in for that finish up and for after as well, with the pain in the cracked tooth. It's 6:25, so you may be there, ready to go. I have some pain on occasion with mine that have lost the filling but I won't do anything with them until I have to. My new dentist wants to do a boatload and a bankroll of work I'm just not up for.

I have my eye appointment at 10. Not having had an extensive exam yet, I don't know what it will entail. Guess I'll find out.
I called the Doctor's office for a scrip for the insulin yesterday. She was at another clinic across town so had to relay a message. I'll get this one filled and thank God for the means to get it. I used my last dose last night so the timing is perfect.

I'd added a big chunk to my "medical fund" when we got the double bonus in December and will be using that big chunk today. I'll probably need "real" glasses too...so will have those done up as well. I've been using readers for about 20 years almost.

I'll check in at Camp then spot clean a bit before getting ready to leave. I stayed in all day yesterday but didn't get far on that to do list.

Take good care of you today...I'll do that at my place as well.

PS: My co-worker just called. Her Mom passed away last night. We will wrangle around until I can get there, after my eye appointment and picking up meds. I offered to go in, then leave when I needed to at 9:30, but she said she'd go in to open and we'd go from there...I should get there around 11:30 at least. My heart hurts for her. She'd gone to Oklahoma over the weekend to see her Mom and she was in a lot of pain and ready to go.

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Tomorrow morning at 6:45 AM I have my appointment to hopefully finish my root canal. I've still been having some pain in that area which usually means there is still infection, but it comes and goes and sometimes I'm not sure if it's the root canal tooth or the one beside it that has a crack in it. My insurance doesn't cover caps the first year (Wade's hospital has changed hands and the new folks are using a different insurance company - Blue Cross, Blue Shield), so I am hoping that nothing happens to that tooth this year! I can't lose either of those teeth because they are the two under the implant! If I lost it I'd have to get another implant! Ah well, God knows what's going on and hopefully tomorrow it will all get figured out!

So far I have done pretty well with Zulily. A sweater that I bought is starting to come apart at a seam in the sleeve, but that is an easy fix. I'd worn it a couple of times before it happened. It's so pretty, it looks like a poncho, but it's a sweater and it's long, past my hips! The only other things were socks that are too long in the foot, but I can still wear them; and the shirt that was too small, but they let me keep it and gave me a refund - I gave it to Mom. I have several other shirts coming and the watch, they should be here some time tomorrow. I found another top and some boots that were cheap as well. Of all the new tops that I had found, Wade didn't like any of them for the Celebration and I ended up wearing the top that I got for my niece's wedding six years ago! Go figure! His taste and mine are so different!

I'll post my weight over at Camp. Love ya



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1/17/16 6:40 A

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That's beautiful Kim! Brings tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. That was a wonderful testament of his love and the grace demonstrated in his life and extended to others. God is indeed very good. What a legacy he left. Thanks for sharing that with us.

I got my order from Woman Within yesterday. Two shirts are huge and when I raise my arms you can see to Philly and beyond........I had them packed to return but by the time they charged shipping for that I'd not see much of my $20 refunded. They were on clearance and no review mentioned how far you could see with arms lifted. Oh well. I'll use them for the weekend or for sleep shirts. I love the deep purple one and the other is black. They are very lightweight and comfy.

I'd ordered the 2x in them all, what with my weight gain, but they will shrink in the wash some and none will be too baggy when the weight comes off again.

This is sale week so I'll be off tomorrow and Tuesday. One of my favorite tenants came in yesterday to pay and we had a discussion about my penchant for cancelling appointments and such. He's such a nice guy. He'd always ask after Mom and my brother....He works at the Wal-Mart on the other side of town, that I'd stop at on the way to Mom's or coming home and I'd run into him there on occasion. I "will" keep my eye appointment Tuesday...I will!

I'm off to play in the kitchen for awhile. I had to toss some things yesterday...again...but will make a real effort to stop wasting things. I can do that!

Be blessed in the new week ahead.......love you ladies...


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1/16/16 2:43 P

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We had an awesome service for Allen's home-going. Several of his friends read some beautiful stuff about him. His SIL also spoke about him and did his little John Wayne omage which was really good. When Allen's son was turning 18, Allen asked all of the godly men in his son's life to write a letter to him, telling him the things that he would need for his life ahead. His son read his dad's letter that introduced the other letters, it was really moving. One line in there said that Allen would be there for him until the day he died. That was four years ago, so we thought that would be a long time. He also suggested that when he was gone that his son turn to the men who wrote those letters for his guidance. It was really neat. There is one guy who is like an adopted son, a colored guy who is a friend of my nephews. He sat with the family and and stood in the receiving line. During the service he was the only one who really fell apart. It broke my heart for him. Allen was his coach for several sports and this guy stayed at their house whenever he needed to. I learned even more about my BIL during that service and was more convinced than ever of his walk with the Lord. The people from his church were awesome as well. Anyway, we are doing good and God is so very good to us.

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.


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1/14/16 3:15 P

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Thanks Kim! I went ahead and called to leave another message for my Doctor, since I've gained five more pounds since I called last week. I'll see if she has some input. I read some scary things today...boo

I will be thinking of and praying for you all as you say "until later" to Allen tonight. My heart is heavy, knowing the sorrow and grief at the loss of one so precious. These times are never easy and we all face them. God be with you all, may He comfort you, strengthen you and see you through the days ahead.
Love and hugs.......

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You will get it under control, Bren! Please remember us at 6 PM (our time) tonight, that is when our Celebration for Allen begins. It is going to be hard. The pastor wrote a letter to the family about Allen and it was a tear jerker. His SIL also has written a short speech for tonight. Allen loved John Wayne movies and could just about say all the lines along with the movie. He did an omage of John Wayne movies describing Allen's life - really cute and touching. I can remember one line right now: "She didn't wear a yellow ribbon, but his wife Lynda has been his leading lady..." So sweet! We are all doing pretty well. We have our moments of tears, but there is no oppressive grief and sadness. Allen is with Jesus, alive and well now, so there is nothing for us to grieve for except our missing him until we can see him again in heaven. I told Mom that it is like he is on a long vacation, and we are going to get to be with him again. God is good and is holding us all in the palm of his hand.

Love y'all very much.

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.


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1/14/16 6:22 A

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My line up has a post from you, but I can't see it. It normally will show up after I post. It must be my computer?

I am in so much trouble. I am at 214.6 this morning, a gain of 15 pounds in 6 weeks I've been on the Actos, I've been out of control along with it. I am not giving up tho...and am doing damage control. I just pray I see a quick turn around in this current trend. emoticon

Other than that "bad" report...I am blessed and thankful to have another chance to get it right and do what I need to do. It will help, getting back to my work schedule. I need to see a drop before I have to buy bigger clothes emoticon

I have a TP holder on the floor. It's just a wire type one, like the shower things, and it holds four rolls. I tuck it behind the door...my mop hides back there too.

I hope you can get some rest today Kim...I took naps for three of us yesterday. I had hoped someone would work out for me, but I don't think that's a fair trade?

Blessings to all of you today...we're first because we are here? Take care of yourself...I'll do the same here at my spot.
Hugs and prayers~




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I need to go ahead and at least get my squats in. I put it down for yesterday, but didn't get them in. I am taking each meal as it comes and trying to work in as much of the Trim Healthy Mama ideas as I am able. I did order a couple of things, some natural Stevia sugar substitute and the MCT oil. We'll see how that works.

I also ordered a toilet paper holder today, the kind that sits on the floor. I have been keeping my TP roll up on the towel bar and more times than not it stays there, but too often it just falls off. I'm not sure how the floor thing will work, but I will make it work somehow! I also ordered a gauzy type scarf. Some of my new tops, most of which have black in them, need something at my neck, but putting a turtleneck under them would just be too much. The scarf is a silk blend and light weight so it should work for much of the year.

Well, that is my day. I didn't sleep well last night. I had a migraine before I went to bed and took my migraine med and had a cup of caffeinated coffee. It was after 4:30 that I finally fell into a sleep for more than a few minutes at a time, then Wade and Jake decided I really didn't need to sleep past 7:45 - so I am tired today!

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.


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I ordered a few shirts from Woman Within so have them plastered all over the side and top bars now. I looked thru the clearance items.

I got on the Cardio Glide a couple of times yesterday. I need to be working more than my mouth I know. I'll try to finish up some chores today and take better care of myself...I feel pretty whipped. emoticon

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