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Slowing down...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In lots of situations is much easier said than done...and in others (like weight loss) is much easier done than said. So confusing.

While I need to ramp up my weight loss (which will be very hard to track since the boys broke me scale emoticon don't ask-I have no clue) I need to slow down on other things. Cooking-need to relearn how to not cook for an army. Eating-goes along with the cooking...need to feed dogs more emoticon . Spinning-yeah. Until emoticon MIL gets the plans and builds me a spinning wheel that isn't particle board and plastic, I have to work within the limits of the one I have. (We looked online...the one I got for 150 used starts at 700+ new!!! OW OW OW

ONE that looks sturdy enough for the use it will get? Nearly 2 grand. Did I already say OW?? Yeah. So not happening!!

Unless...

If the hand spun wools sell really well, and I can make enough yarn between the drop spindle and spinning wheel, I may be able to justify one in a year or two. We'll see.

I also found an even more economical source for wool fiber! Merino, no less!!!! WOO HOOO!!

So I guess I better get off the mobile and get back to work...

I do have stuff going for dinner. I'm precooking pasta and have some left over homemade sauce. I will add frozen meatballs to mine to boost my protein.

I'm getting there!

  
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KAREN608 10/30/2014 1:33PM

    In my heart I pray that someone giving up spinning will give you a great deal on the spinning wheel of your dreams. It can happen.

Protein, oh yeah. Frozen meatballs are the easiest thing ever!
I found a protein shake on amazon that doesn't hurt my insides and it tastes good... chocolate ice cream flavor. Sometimes a meal replacement is so handy. Called lean body. It has plenty of calories though. Not low calorie!

How are the boys doing on their being a vegetarian? hence the pasta and sauce, I take it?
and broke. your. scale??????aaAArrrgh!

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Spinning wheels

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

So by next now, everyone should know Amazing, Incredible, Fantastic, Awesome Hubs got me a spinning wheel for an early Christmas present.

I have not been spinning get much with it. It kept coming apart. The problems are 1 I spin backwards and 2 I spin way too fast for the poor thing to keep up.

So, I fixed it. It doesn't help that it turns out it is made with particle boand and not real wood. And I am working on learning to spin in the opposite direction. It's not going as well as I would like, but I will get there.

The eating is slowly getting better. I need to start tracking and taking my vitamins again. Eh. Whatever.

We got invited to a wedding reception in a few weeks. Hubs won't make it, so I don't know if I will go or not. It depends on whether the kid wants to go. If he does, we will.

I have to figure out something to wear. I'm not happy with myself about the size I currently am. I don't have any nice clothes that fit my bigger than I want it to be butt.

I have some really nice shoes! And...um...I have really nice shoes. Yeah. Need more than that! WAY more.

Son and I will have to go shopping. I need to find a wedding gift. One of the grooms (yes, I said one of. There are two. Yes, they are a couple. No negative comments necessary, thank you.) Is a wedding planner ando floral designer. I'm thinking maybe a nice crystal vase. I will see what the local jewelers have. Maybe go to green bay.

I also found out that there are 3 indoor sales over the winter that I can probably get into. That has potential.

So. Off the Internet and on to running errands.

Have a great rest of the week.

  
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SHIRLA7 10/31/2014 10:33AM

    I hope you go to the wedding Seni. I wear slacks too like Karen, even when both of my sons got married I wore slacks and a nice blouse and I looked fine. I look horrible in dresses because I am so short and can't find shoes with heels that would fit and look good.
I decided that if people didn't like it too bad.

Have fun with the spinning. It sounds like fun. Glad things are starting to look up.


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KAREN608 10/29/2014 12:10PM

    For weddings I usually just do black pants and a nice top or blazer. Got some usedAnd will work for the next little while until I lose much more like 15lbs or more. Since you are dieting, soon you will fit into your clothes again. It IS good incentive.

If you go to wedding, hope you have lots of fun. A party sounds good to me.

Indoor selling for the winter! You might make a bundle.

Tracking: so SO important. I can go over my limit set by me, esp. with wrong food choices. And face it Thanksgiving and Christmas means high calorie goodies. True though, if you eat lots of veggies tracking is much kinder on us. I've added strength exercises that I like to do over a bunch of walking, and it is helping. Still have 10 more lbs to lose to be back to January's weight.

Sorry to hear about the spinning wheel problems. Particle board? oh my. Wish everything was made with quality stuff but these days.

Here is to eating right and having fun (if possible).

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Getting there-

Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's the last market weekend and I am SO ready to be done! I may take the whole next week and do nothing but sleep.

I plan (yeah. There's that word again) to spend the winter concentrating on me. Eating better and getting to the gym. I know I can take this weight off and I know how to do it. I just have to DO it.

My computer and router aren't on speaking terms, so blogging and logging haven't been happening. Having extra time to be able to do it on the phone or tablet (when I can get it away from son, lol) will be easier in winter.

So, we'll see how it goes.

Have a great weekend.

  
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KAREN608 10/25/2014 9:12PM

    Great plan to commit yourself to better health!!!

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RAINED out

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

So, weather forecast said rain would be gone by 730. They lied. It is still pouring and no sign of it letting up. No one else came and I am not staying. Maybe next week...

I will go home, do more laundry, fix a healthy lunch, and maybe start on Christmas presents...

Have a warm, dry day.

  
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LOLATURTLE 10/21/2014 12:57PM

    bleh. I think we are supposed to get rain here this week. BOOOOOOOO.

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/15/2014 3:37PM

    Yeah - we are having a wet, dreary day too and the rain just picked up and there's a flood warning...



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KAREN608 10/15/2014 2:35PM

    Maybe you are getting the rain we had, as we had two days of steady rain. My yard filled up with water and only today is it starting to dry out. Not much we can do about the weather, and I do not trust forecasts, I pull up the radar online and look at the clouds myself!

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PICKIE98 10/15/2014 10:15AM

    It poured here yesterday, but it is hazy and partly sunny here. Too bad your day had to be changed..For the better, I hope...

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Finally! The end is near-

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tomorrow is the last of my Wednesday markets. I have 2 more Saturdays and am deciding if I am doing 1 or 2 more sundays...or 3...

Sales this season were way off because the sweaters are mia, last year I sold 6 of them at 200-300 because they are 100% wool. That isn't a bad price for hand knit real wool. They last for decades if they are taken care of properly.

I'm taking another rest day today. Trying to get my pain level under control. Evidently, neuropathy doesn't like cool or cold weather. Sigh.

Hoping sales are good the rest of the markets, so I don't have to store as much. We'll see.

Have a great day. Mine should be ok. I've already got 2 fruits in and veggies for snacking. Baby steps.

  
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KAREN608 10/14/2014 12:57PM

    My pains are intense with the storms/cold weather too.
Hope the end of the year goes out with a bang! of sales and income

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