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Wednesday, October 17, 2012



Think it would count on the 5% challenge if I weigh myself like this on Saturday...I may need to... emoticon

No seriously.....I over ate today..not beating myself up or anything but just didn't check calories before I left home this morning..We met my youngest son and wife at Cracker Barrel to eat breakfast...thought I was doing great not getting a big plate...just a small helping of hash brown casserole (which I love), 2 whole wheat sourdough toast without butter, small bowl of the sweet stewed apples, and small sausage patty..it was bigger than my normal breakfast at home but still smaller than I used to eat when I ate out there...For lunch today I ate left over pork loin my hubby had smoked --pulled on cobblestone bun with 1tsp. mustard and 2T. BBQ sauce, small dill pickle spear and 10 Fritos with homemade salsa..this is not an unusual lunch for me..then with 3 mints and my 1 cup of milk for a snack I went over my calorie count by 250 calories...yikes!!!! I had not eaten out in so long and also rarely eat chips and see what happens..

But on the good side..got lots of walking in today and fast walking too..and did my arm exercises..so guess one day of going over won't kill me..I refuse to weigh until my weigh day on Saturday..


On another note..keep my sister in your thoughts and prayers as she is having back sugery tomorrow..not sure I will be around until late here.. emoticon

  
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KRISTINSGOALS 10/19/2012 1:00AM

    I hope your sister's surgery goes well!

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ZACEVETOB 10/18/2012 6:46PM

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KIMPY225 10/18/2012 1:14PM

    haha I love that scale picture.

Good job on the exercise part - sorry to hear bout the extra calories for the day BUT I am glad you tracked!

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CAKAROO 10/18/2012 6:13AM

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MINNA72 10/18/2012 2:24AM

    I totally overate yesterday so I feel your pain. I think I may need to weigh myself that way too.

Hope your sister's surgery goes well.

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MISSY455 10/18/2012 12:56AM

    You are doing great, and one day of going over your calories shouldn't derail you. I will keep your sister in my thoughts, and sending positive vibes your way.

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CINDYSDAY 10/17/2012 10:50PM

    I will be praying for both of you! I hope that you don't have to weigh like that!

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/17/2012 9:17PM

    I will be praying for you Sister. I hope she has a good recovery. I have days I go over as well. In fact, with the way last month went, I gained a bit of weight. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Hang in there, Your doing good!! emoticon

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LADYPIXEL 10/17/2012 5:41PM

    I blew it last Sunday, so I feel your pain. I've been making up for it ever since! :D

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walking

Tuesday, October 16, 2012



My back has been aching today and not sure it is a weather change coming or the way I've been sitting cutting up wool or what. I did manage to get a 20 minute walk in but had to do 10 minute spurts..I used to walk several miles a day until this back issue arose..On days like today I do good getting 15 minutes. I also need to remember to wear my back brace so it will make the walking easier.

My sister was a jogger and runner and was always trying to get me to become one as well. I was a hker then..but jogging always seemed to hurt the back and also the boobs..She doesn't have that problem...but now she is having major back problems to the extent that she is having surgery on Thursday..I do worry about her with this type surgery as have always heard horror stories about any kind of back surgery..

Today has been nice and quiet and mainly cutting the wool I took apart into woolie worms to hook into my rug backing..My bins are becoming full again with my woolie worms.

  
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CAKAROO 10/19/2012 6:13AM

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ZACEVETOB 10/18/2012 6:51PM

    i am not up to jogging yet, but i am progressing with the distances and the speed in my walking, maybe you need to start back there too.

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MISSY455 10/18/2012 2:28AM

    Walking is my main form of exercise too. I try to do a walk/jog once a week, but it is pitiful to say the least. I used to run at least 5 miles per day, but a lower back and knee injuries have made it most difficult. I can walk though, so that is what I do.

I hope your sister has a good recovery from her surgery. I know people who have had surgery and do great, others not so much. I am sending positive thoughts your way.

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MCJULIEO 10/17/2012 10:16AM

    If you've been doing a repetitive activity, it can surely tire your back out.... hope you feel better soon...

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DOROTHYBERO 10/17/2012 7:08AM

    I do like walking and do try to jog off and on - but walking is my fave.

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CINDYSDAY 10/16/2012 10:14PM

    I have had both of my knees replaced so running is not in my future. But I love to walk with my dog.

I hope that you have a better back day tomorrow! I know when I sit and craft too long my back starts to hurt. you may want to set a timer and get up every 30-45 minutes to walk around the house. Just a thought! emoticon

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FLEURGARDEN 10/16/2012 8:36PM

    I've been toying with the idea of trying running again. I hated it in gym class, but that was decades ago. And this time I wouldn't be wearing the dorky stretch shorts and white cotton shirt, so maybe it wouldn't be so bad.

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KRISTINSGOALS 10/16/2012 8:12PM

    I do love walking, but jogging and running just aren't my forte!

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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!

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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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