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Grams of Fat

Monday, October 15, 2012



I'm so glad to have the sparkpeople tracking..and find out how many grams of fat or how much protein I'm eating..It makes it so much easier. If you don't use your nutrition tracking then you really need to check it out..I've discovered alot about my eating patterns there...

We ate bacon this morning for the first time in months maybe even a year and man didn't realize the fat grams in it..so guess that may be a special treat from now on. I do know when we quit eating bacon our cholesterol went down..something to think about.

  
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ZACEVETOB 10/18/2012 7:00PM

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KIMPY225 10/16/2012 3:39PM

    I LOVE the tracker! I am glued to it. I always have to track my food - sometimes before I even eat!

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MAZACK 10/16/2012 10:36AM

    I don't use the nutricitain checker everyday but it is very enlightening.

We don'd eat bacon very often. Mostly at home we used the precooked bacon and there is less fat in that (it was already had a lot cooked out of it) and we don't eat a whole lot of it.

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DOROTHYBERO 10/16/2012 7:28AM

    So much to learn from this site! emoticon

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MISSY455 10/16/2012 2:09AM

    I use the Nutrition Tracker every day, and sometimes the fat content is scary in some foods. I love Costco's maple bacon but it is really high fat and high sodium, so have switched too Turkey Bacon. It isn't nearly as tasty, but fits into a healthier diet. Besides regular bacon has all those nitrates that we really don't need in our bodies.

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Finished AT Last

Sunday, October 14, 2012



This was one of the fastest rugs I've every hooked and completely finished even the backing and blocking...made record time and will all the stuff I've had to do this past week as well..So hope you enjoying seeing it..I have another Halloween one ready to start but will put it away to get ready for next year and maybe start a Christmas one instead. But before I start it, I have 4 big bags of wool clothing to take apart and cut into "woolie worms" and also want to work on my quilt top as well.

Diet and exercise note:
Keeping my calories on the low end. Lost one pound this past week..Walking a little more and have added the arm exercises I so need.

  
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ZACEVETOB 10/18/2012 6:59PM

    Awesome rug

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MAZACK 10/16/2012 10:08AM

    Like the rug. That is one thing I have never tried and you have madesome pretty ones.


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CAKAROO 10/15/2012 7:27AM

    great job on the rug!

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TRAVELGRRL 10/14/2012 7:26PM

    So pretty! Congrats on the pound loss. Slow and steady always wins the race. Keep those fingers busy!

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CINDYSDAY 10/14/2012 7:15PM

    I have never seen a rug done like that! How cool. I am like you have many projects! I have a quilt that I am trying to finsh as well as a scarf!

We can do this and never can give up on this journey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/14/2012 6:28PM

    It's. beautiful

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MISSY455 10/14/2012 3:45PM

    emoticon on the weight loss!!!

Love the rug, as usual! You do such wonderful work, and are very very talented. It amazes me how quickly you get them done.

have a great week!

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KRISTINSGOALS 10/14/2012 3:34PM

    What a fun rug! I love it!!!!

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0309COOKIE 10/14/2012 12:59PM

    The Halloween rug is really cool. You do such nice work!

Cookie

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TXTOAD9970 10/14/2012 12:33PM

    I love the rug. You are very talented!

Congrats on losing a pound last week. Keep up the good work and keep sparkin'!
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Diet sweets

Saturday, October 13, 2012



This cartoon about says it right..you know it doesn't hurt to eat a little bit of something you like be it sweets or salty snack..just overdoing it is bad.

Been a very very busy day. Got a walk in early. Then drove to nearest town and did a little grocery shopping and to hardware store..then drove over to the DIL to exchange turnip greens and okra from our garden for some sweet potatoes someone had given her..back home and ate a quick lunch and then to other town further away to gallery to paint the hallway floor..in between all that have managed to bath the dog, do a couple loads of laundry, change the bed linens, and hooked on my rug. In fact I am almost finished with the hooking part and then hope to have it backed and blocked to take to the gallery sometime next week..Keeping busy and making sure I get enough protein seems to keep me feeling full and not wanting to snack..along with sugarfree gum..

  
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MISSY455 10/16/2012 2:11AM

    Wow, you were more than busy! Keep working on that protein!

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DIET_FRIEND 10/13/2012 7:49PM

    Busy day!

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JUDSTERF 10/13/2012 7:34PM

    some people need a lot more education when it comes to the calorie count of sweets; especially when it's offered in tiny pieces versus a regular size (sometimes oversized) piece that they come in calorize. Stores will do anything to try to trick you into buying their products in stores, restaurants, etc.

Judy

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JUNEAU2010 10/13/2012 7:26PM

    Thanks for sharing the cartoon - it makes a powerful point!

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Balanced Diet

Friday, October 12, 2012



You know when you go by SP and plug in your calories and then run your nutrition panel you find it very hard to meet all you daily guidelines. I've been having major problems getting enough protein and calcium..But then I usually take a calcium pill a day too so feel like I'm getting that one ok..but even the doctor told me I needed more protein. I have been getting tired in the afternoons and she told me it was because of that when I told her what I ate..she suggest 2 T. peanut butter..but even though it is good for protein boost and the fat in it isn't as bad as some, it still comes in high in calories...I don't want to eat more eggs as I eat one egg for breakfast every morning and don't want to boost my cholesterol more than that..then I could eat yogurt but really don't care for it that much..and then there is turkey breast...I do keep this on hand as hubby will smoke them along with our hams every couple of months..then I found the Babybel cheeses...and the light ones have protein and not as many calories as the nut butters..and also found out that the lowfat or fat free milk has to be enriched with extra calcium as when they remove or reduce the fat our bodies can't absorb as much..so I drink whole milk..I just count the calories in. I don't normally like drinking my calories but thinking of all the added benefits of whole milk..the fat in it helps your body absorb the calcium and vitamin D..so it isn't as bad for you as you think..I normally drink just 1 glass a day and it is usually the amount that totals for entire day that I put in my tea..but with cooler weather coming on, I will be drinking a cup of warm milk before bed..think it will help in many areas for me...added calcium and vitamin D...added protein and added bonus of helping me sleep better.

Over all it is hard to keep a balanced diet..I have an easier time during the summer months when our garden is coming off but I'm working at it..and we do have much of our fresh produce in the freezer now so eating on it as well.

  
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ZACEVETOB 10/13/2012 8:57PM

    emoticon That balance diet in comic, i be a very very very fat person lol. emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 10/13/2012 7:02AM

    I have a hard time with protein and fat -it is a struggle balaning it all. I do eat panutbutter almost daily - I find that it feels me up. And I love it!!

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MISSY455 10/13/2012 2:04AM

    Protein is the main nutrient that I struggle with as well. I found that eating black beans, pinto beans, or lentils every day helps. Also cottage cheese or greek yogurt. Those two are definitely an acquired taste though.

Keep working at it!

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MCJULIEO 10/12/2012 7:19PM

    I wonder if warm almond milk will induce sleep....... Hmmm...

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MUSOLF6 10/12/2012 7:18PM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing

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Diet Glasses

Thursday, October 11, 2012



This is going to be a strange post..I used to wear glasses for distance..they were as thick as pop bottle bottoms...and was almost considered legally blind..I had RK surgery when in my late 30's and got them fixed. I still have some bends in the curves of my eyes which make it hard to focus sometimes especially at night so I rarely drive at night now..but it has been like a miracle being able to see distance especially to read a clock at night with out fumbling for my glasses. I have gradually gone to the drug store readers..and try to buy mine at the dollar tree. I still go in occasionally for an eye exam and think now one is needed.. I've had to go to stronger and stronger readers and the other day I even drove with them on..so think my eyes are now getting bad again. And also found myself eating with my glasses on this morning..didn't realize it until I had finished and went back to my rug hooking..Also when I went to get my license renewed this year, I wasn't sure I could use my readers so almost didn't pass the test..my sister told me later I could have used the readers..Anyway I'm thankful for what I can see and not having to wear those heavy pop bottle bottoms.

  
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KIMPY225 10/12/2012 1:25PM

    OH wow I didn't have to take a test to get my license renewed!

Have a great weekend!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/12/2012 8:29AM

    My daughter had the surgery as well although her eyes were nota s bad as yours - glad you do not have to wear those glasses anymore!

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MISSY455 10/12/2012 12:51AM

    I know what you mean about going stronger and stronger on the readers. I wear bifocals, but when I am doing any needle work, I have to use the cheaters that are a higher magnification or I can't see the work.

I hope you can get in soon to see your eye doctor.

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MAZACK 10/11/2012 9:30PM

    I had a hard time reading when I renewed my license and my eye exam was ok with the prescription nI have now.I do have a restriction on my license.

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NIMAWEYGH 10/11/2012 7:29PM

    Loved the cartoon and I also love the fact that you do not need those pop bottle glasses anymore.

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ZACEVETOB 10/11/2012 7:21PM

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