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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I kind of overdid it today in this heat. I will say...drinking enough water? NO PROBLEM. LOL

I spent 5 hours tearing down old fence line in the back pasture. Got some mowing done using the push mower around the trees. Hooked the sprayer to the lawnmower and sprayed too tanks of weed spray . Easy peasy there. Sat on the riding lawnmower with a tall cold drink. emoticon Got my beans and peas picked again in the garden and I don't feel like putting them up room in fridge to store this many . I took the first half dozen zucchini and gave them to a neighbor because I knew I would not get them used up or the breads baked for freezing tonight. I am going to have them coming out of my ears!

I had gotten up at 7 am and spent the first three hours working in the studio and then went outside at 10:30 am until 7 pm tonight.

Very pleased with how the calories fell today. I had three decent meals and two snacks but they were not eaten at the dining room table. I can live with that right now.

Calling it an early night because tomorrow morning will be early also. I am not going to work any longer then 9 pm now in the studio so I better get to it.

No structured exercises today. Just garden and farm general work.

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MSLZZY 7/31/2014 10:20PM

    Who needs structured exercises after the day you just put in? You ROCK!

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SIOL55 7/31/2014 7:38AM


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CALENSARIEL 7/31/2014 12:11AM

    Girl, with as much physical stuff as you do, you don't need any structured exercises... You blow me away. Hugs, Calen~

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DLITE719 7/30/2014 10:04PM

    Your life sounds wonderful. I know living on a farm is hard work. I lived on one until I married a city boy. Enjoy.

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KNEEMAKER 7/30/2014 9:51PM

  emoticon Keep on keeping!

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LEANIE64 7/30/2014 9:16PM


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Who do you see?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I need to think on this today and come back and put my thoughts down


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MSLZZY 7/27/2014 7:57AM

    Time to take another look and love me for who I am. Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

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CALENSARIEL 7/26/2014 10:43PM

    Really says something about the need to accept ourselves where we are, doesn't it? I HATE pictures of myself. Did one of those face-match things on a genealogy site once where they match your facial features up with face people to see who you resemble. Don't EVER do that to yourself! I didn't even get a woman! I got Donald Rumsfeld! And the other thing was I looked like I could be his sister! Now THAT'S what I see when I look in the mirror... No foolin'!

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DLITE719 7/26/2014 10:05PM

    Why are we so critical of ourselves? We aren't that critical of others, at least I hope not. Let's give ourselves a break and love ourselves. Who can love us if we can't.
Beauty is only skin deep but ugly is to the bone. We are beautiful.

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We are all unique

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Every one of us is unique and have challenges to meet our goals. It is not always as simple as calories in and calories out to lose OR gain weight.

I have no thyroid. It was removed due to cancer. I don't have any hormones since I had a total hysterectomy , again...cancer. I produce too much insulin so I am an easy keeper...insulin resistance. I really can gain weight even eating healthy if I don't work to keep a good balance with protein and carbs. Even when I eat an apple, I need to balance it out with peanut butter or cottage cheese.

It takes a lot of work for me to take off a pound and I can gain it back and more when I stop eating for my health conditions. It is a learning process day to day. BUT , its all good because I am a cancer survivor and so many fight that battle and sadly, lose. I know because Cancer is very predominant in my genes and I have said good-bye to so many relatives who have lost their battle.

My beautiful Grandmother is the only one who we said good-bye too because of her age. She was a vibrate Soul right up to 102 years old and still living in her home. I was with her when her heart starting to fail and had an ambulance take her to the hospital. Both of her parents lived to be over 100 too.

I guess my point is...if you are being honest and doing everything you can right, and still just cannot seem to make that scale budge...DON'T quit. DON'T give up. Talk with your doctor or doctors. Have some tests run. Eat for YOUR health conditions.

For every 15 grams of healthy carb, I add 7 grams of healthy protein. I have to try and eat six times a day. Three mini meals and three snacks to keep my metab at an even keel AND to give keep my energy levels up. I also exercise is short spurts throughout the day to help with my metab and calorie burn. It can be as short as 10 or 15 minutes.

What works for one person does not work for another. Learn to feed YOUR body.

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CALENSARIEL 7/26/2014 12:31AM

    It's all such a puzzle isn't it? One size definitely does not fit all. I think we'd all be healthier if we could start there and get through our heads so we weren't comparing ourselves to each other. You hang in there now, gf! Hugs, Calen~

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NHES220 7/25/2014 10:45AM

    For me it is not about calories in/calories out either. I am pretty carb restricted and that works for me. I think you just cannot give up and need to figure out the right nutrition approach for your body which you have done. Congrats.

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MSLZZY 7/25/2014 9:36AM

    So many things to balance to make your life healthier. I am sure it is a struggle and with all you do, I am not sure how I would handle it. Your grandmother was a very big presence in your life and had such a beautiful smile. Do as much as you can. I know she is rooting for you. HUGS!

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SIOL55 7/24/2014 6:54PM


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Busy nine days

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I am so glad this is all behind me. LOL

Went to the the Cities to get a load of lumber. Got home and worked on inventory Wed.
Thurs....set up the first Rummage sale for mom etc for Friday and Sat.
Tues...a run to Pierre to deliver frames to the store.
Wed...down with headache. on set up for another Rummage sale for Friday and Sat.

Got home at 9 pm on Saturday after tearing down all the tables and getting items not sold to go to the Church for their fund drive. On Sunday I will pick up the items we are bringing home for the next Rummage sale in oh...maybe a year or two. emoticon I don't go to them and I don't like having them . LOL

My health goals are so far off track right now with all the hours on the road or sitting on my backside at Moms place but I should be back on track starting Sunday. I will get my exercise in again by the looks of my garden. :)

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CALENSARIEL 7/20/2014 5:58PM

    Maybe we should ALL declare a Let's Start Over Day! We've been up to the cabin fishing for three days and all you want to do up in that mountain air is eat, eat, eat!!!

Glad that's out of your hair now, gf. I'd make the next one five years up the road if it were me! Hope it was worth it.

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MSLZZY 7/20/2014 7:57AM

    Sounds like you need a vacation but the garden needs attention and you always can find plenty to fill your days. Take care. The heat is here!

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SIOL55 7/19/2014 11:57PM

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Down and out, and back up

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tues, I had 500 frames loaded, and took off for Pierre to set up a display at a store. It went great. I left here at 5 am and was home that night around 7 pm.

Wed. morning at about 3 am, I woke up with muscle spasms again in my neck and shoulders and a raging migraine. I finally stopped vomiting at about 9 pm. I have been having so many migraines this Summer that I think it is time to go back to my team of specialist in the Cities to see if they can help me again. I have been working with them since my accident in '97.

I got a full nights sleep now last night and feel great. Time to get back to putting up my mother, sister, and daughters Rummage sale for Fri. and Sat. This time, I made them clear off two of my tables for ME. LOL I had twelve tables sat up that we use in our shows and they filled them. The last two sales this Summer ended up being for them because Mom and Bren sold their homes and bought a ranch together in town. Combining two homes meant selling a lot of items and furniture. My daughter had so much she needed to sell that my Grandson has outgrown. It left NO room for me. Not this time. My other sister decided to bring in items from her place but I told her...bring tables. I am in on this sale and using my cleared tables. emoticon

I am so off track right now for eating healthy and doing structured exercise. The day after a migraine, my appetite is nil. I am thirsty so the best I can seem to do is drink Ensure or Boost till my stomach settles down completely. Next week should be a lot quieter. All I need to do is finish inventory and then on the property again.

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SIOL55 7/17/2014 6:32PM

  Glad you are feeling better, and it's a good thing with all you are trying to get done!

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MSLZZY 7/17/2014 12:45PM

    That's ALL you have to do? You are dreaming and I do know better. Glad you stood your ground with the tables. If you want to display your items, you need space too.

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CALENSARIEL 7/17/2014 12:19PM

    This may seem like a dumb question, but since I know next to nothing about migraines, if you're so thirsty after them, could it be that dehydration sometimes brings them on? Or are you dehydrated from upchucking so much? Does the weather affect them? Been weird this year and you said you've had then often... Hope they leave you along for awhile now.

GOOD FOR YOU with the tables! I'm proud of you for stepping up and taking care of YOU! That's a HUGE deal! Really!


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