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What Went - Wednesday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Today was a better day than yesterday. I made an effort to calm down my own reactions to teen drama and that helped them to tone down the drama itself.

Fruits and Veggies eaten today:
broccoli
onion
mung bean sprouts
carrots
snow peas
asparagus
mushrooms
cucumber
cabbage
tomatoes
green onion
avocado
seaweed
mikan (mandarin orange)

What's really amazing is how much more functional I am. In the past two weeks I've been cleaning my own house again. I am walking twice as much as I was a month ago. I'm still in pain but the pain is less than it was. And it isn't impacting my mobility like it was. I'm much clearer headed as well. I'm trying to convince my 17 year old to go gluten free too. It may help his dopiness from ADD and Aspergers. Maybe. (One can always hope!) I've been having some dizzy spells though - probably from an ear thing. I want to get my Christmas Eve colonoscopy done before going to the ENT for that.

Tonight was a Zumba night as well as the usual 30 min. morning treadmill. Over 10,000 steps, Baby! Woo hoo!

  
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ALIHIKES 12/17/2014 11:35PM

    Wow what a successful day. So many steps, and so many veggies! I am really glad that gluten free is working for you. I have not tried it.

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What Went - Tuesday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1. Another morning work-out at the Y. Dd met her running partner this morning and the two of them worked out together. I'm glad that she has a friend to do that with. Ds worked on strength training as well as the exercise bike. I did my usual treadmill.

2. Morning teen angst.

3. Today was the first time in at least two months that I craved gluten filled bread products. I didn't eat any. ;)

4. After lunch we went to one of the church teen's house and worked on our Christmas piece. It's coming together!

5. Ds got his allergy shots. He didn't get to the clinic at all last week because he had a bad cold so they kept him at his current dose.

6. We stopped at a bicycle store and I got dh his Christmas present.

7. After supper I got to talk to one of my college roommates. I won't tell you how long I've known her!

8. Tons of teen drama from two teens tonight.

9. I got the vacuuming done tonight. Very good stress relief. I also did a lot better physically while doing it. Not nearly as much huffing and puffing tonight.

10. Day 17 on my 6000 step streak.

11. Fruits and Veggies eaten today:

mixed greens
apple
grapes
broccoli

  
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1CRAZYDOG 12/17/2014 3:22PM

    Teen drama - Calgon take me away! Ah well, it's not easy!

Glad you had fun talking with your former school chum!

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JENNEINAZ 12/17/2014 12:34PM

  Teen drama is so fun! NOT!

It is teen and preteen drama at my house.... The teenager shares a room with preteen little brother. Oh, the horrors! He looked at me. He got up when my alarm when off. Sigh.

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ERIN_POSCH 12/17/2014 11:17AM

    =)

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ZRIE014 12/17/2014 1:43AM

  have a nice day

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What Went - Monday

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Today dh was off of work. He took both kids on a 12 mile bike ride. Ds17 vows never to move again! I'm talking up how proud I am of his effort, though. He has a predilection to follow in my footsteps weight and fitness wise and I don't want to let him! Dd13 is a natural jock and took the ride in stride (I think there might be a pun in there somewhere).

I felt a bit bad having them ride off into the sunset (well, afternoon sun anyway) while I stayed home. But I'm not there yet in my health journey. Instead, I worked all day on paperwork and filing. I got all the files done and paid all the medical bills. Having the stamina to do that is fairly new for me.

Today is day 16 on my 6000 step streak.

P.S. Fruit and Veggies eaten today:

avocado
carrots
onion
celery

  
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ERIN_POSCH 12/16/2014 11:43AM

    =)

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JENNEINAZ 12/16/2014 10:55AM

  Great job

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1CRAZYDOG 12/16/2014 9:37AM

    Good day! That's wonderful that your son biked!

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FRAN0426 12/16/2014 1:19AM

    On a great streak with those steps

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What Went - Sunday

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day 15 at 6000 steps!

Today was a busy day. We had church in the morning. From a spiritual health standpoint that's good. From a physical health standpoint there is a lot of sitting and a lot of junk served at the "Fellowship time". Being gluten free has it's perks though - I don't have to do the "should I" or "shouldn't I" dance with the goodies. They all have gluten so I can just say no. I did bring some cuties or mandarin oranges or mikans (depending on what you want to call them). I had some people thank me for bringing something healthy!

After church we had a very small quick picnic lunch before heading off to a party. Our former neighbors invited us to a housewarming party at their new, every lovely house. I have to admit that I had to fight Mr. Envy and Mr. Jealousy a bit at how nice it is. It was a lovely party and had a lot of people there that we've met at other parties. The food - mmmmm! very tasty salads and roasted veggies and appetizers. The main course was a whole Figgy Piggy! He had a cherry tomato in his mouth because he was only a piglet. It brought back memories of when we cooked a pig's head for dh's Filipino family Christmas a few years back. I was able to eat almost everything except for the desserts. They even had a noodle dish I could eat because it was made with rice noodles. For dessert the hostess cut off the mousse part of a strawberry mousse cake and served me that. I still ate too much but it was all quality food with lots of veggies.

I told them that pet sitting for them will be a lot more difficult since they now live about 40 min. away. But. . . as the husband pointed out, I could stay there with the kitties and have their massage chair to myself and their whirlpool tub that has a great view of the sunset!

Fruits and Veggies eaten today:

romaine lettuce
mandarin oranges (multiple!)
cucumber
greens including beet tops and other tasties
apple
cucumber
yellow peppers
eggplant
green beans
zucchini
mushrooms
scallions

  
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ERIN_POSCH 12/15/2014 3:18PM

    =)

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JENNEINAZ 12/15/2014 11:28AM

  That sounds like a great party!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/15/2014 11:26AM

    Looks like a busy but good Sunday!

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What Went - Saturday

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Another mildly achy day. I think I'm feeling a bit depressed as well. That didn't keep me from my morning routine at the Y. Today is day 14 of my 6000 step streak. I've also been steadily working on my Motivated Moms list. Today's special thing was stripping all the beds and washing the sheets. I absolutely hate doing that in in the master bedroom. Our frame is very tight against the mattress and I almost lose a finger or two every time I try to get those sheets back on!

Today's fruits and veggies:

cuties - mandarin oranges - mikans - call them what you will, but they are delicious!
carrots
celery

That's it. I have not been a good girl today with the fruits and veggies.

  
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JENNEINAZ 12/14/2014 12:07PM

  Good job on the motivated moms list. Some days I get through mine and some days... It doesn't happen.

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ERIN_POSCH 12/14/2014 9:54AM

    Way to go... you took care of yourself and didn't let the blahs beat you..... I'm proud of you. WOO HOO YOU!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/14/2014 8:20AM

    Have a good Sunday and hope you feel better.

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FRAN0426 12/13/2014 11:35PM

    Some days the fruits and veggies just don't make the cut for eating a lot of them. I have days that just need a break from to many of them. You are doing so wonderful with getting to the Y and getting those steps done WTG Jean.

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