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Old 08-26-2010, 10:00 PM   #151
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Perfect breakfast, but then dh decided to drive to somewhere other than where we planned to have lunch. Long story short, we didn't eat for more than 7 hours later and I would have eaten anything by then!!! I did take my little piece of chocolate for a dessert, but it didn't go very far towards staving off hungry pains at lunch time. Grrrr....
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:52 PM   #152
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Great day today! Already posted most of it on Monet's blog, LOL.

Any-who... Spent most of the day in a boater's education class. Got a great score on my test and I'm walkin' on clouds. I missed a question about who is in charge of the Washington Boater's Classes. I said "Coast Guard" because that's who put on our class. Trick question, because our class wasn't a WASHINGTON boater's class. Hmmph! All the important stuff I got right!

Also claimed victory in the eating department today. I had a dab of chicken salad and an Atkin's shake for breakfast. Then chicken salad and some tiny dill pickles for lunch. Nuts for a snack when I got home, and dinner was a hamburger and cottage cheese and iced tea. I passed up the carb-laden treats they had for our class... 7 and 1/2 hours of sitting spittin' distance from all those goodies, and I didn't cave. Thank you Lord!!!

Dh wants to go sailing again tomorrow. I'll agree if we have meals set up in advance. Coming home late is where I always mess up!
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:54 AM   #153
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Ohh Deja Vu..

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Oh, the sailing thing is getting to me! The weather wasn't nice, but dh wanted to go anyway. The first part of the trip was okay, but took longer (of course!!!) than we'd planned. I was ready for dinner by the time we got to Steilacoom. We went up to a little pub there (not much choice) and they have a very limited menu. I didn't want to pay $8.95 for a sandwich only to have to take off the yummy bread, so we both ordered fish and chips. The fish was very good, but breaded, of course. The coleslaw was absolutely awful and I couldn't even swallow the one bite I tried. I ate about half the fries... better than all of them, but skipping this entire meal would have been the best bet for me. Foiled again...

On the way home it was getting dark and stormy. I wanted for Dh to use the motor and get us home quickly. He finally had some wind and wanted to sail. By the time the water was getting really choppy and we were getting sprayed with salt water, I told dh we needed to get the lights on, start the motor and get back. It felt like we were in a nightmare, and I kept wishing I could just wake up. It took a long time to get back and it was very scary. We didn't get home until about 9 pm. We ended up not speaking to each other for the rest of the night.

I'm back on track as far as eating goes today. Hot flax cereal for breakfast, parmesan eggs for lunch, Atkins bar for a snack. I'm making a big pot of soup for dinner- cabbage, green beans (and maybe summer squash) all from our garden and kielbasa.

I wanted to walk, but am settling for the rebounder today. Tomorrow is a big grocery shopping day, so no official walking but lots of running around.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:15 PM   #155
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Oh, the sailing thing is getting to me! The weather wasn't nice, but dh wanted to go anyway. The first part of the trip was okay, but took longer (of course!!!) than we'd planned. I was ready for dinner by the time we got to Steilacoom. We went up to a little pub there (not much choice) and they have a very limited menu. I didn't want to pay $8.95 for a sandwich only to have to take off the yummy bread, so we both ordered fish and chips. The fish was very good, but breaded, of course. The coleslaw was absolutely awful and I couldn't even swallow the one bite I tried. I ate about half the fries... better than all of them, but skipping this entire meal would have been the best bet for me. Foiled again...

On the way home it was getting dark and stormy. I wanted for Dh to use the motor and get us home quickly. He finally had some wind and wanted to sail. By the time the water was getting really choppy and we were getting sprayed with salt water, I told dh we needed to get the lights on, start the motor and get back. It felt like we were in a nightmare, and I kept wishing I could just wake up. It took a long time to get back and it was very scary. We didn't get home until about 9 pm. We ended up not speaking to each other for the rest of the night.

I'm back on track as far as eating goes today. Hot flax cereal for breakfast, parmesan eggs for lunch, Atkins bar for a snack. I'm making a big pot of soup for dinner- cabbage, green beans (and maybe summer squash) all from our garden and kielbasa.

I wanted to walk, but am settling for the rebounder today. Tomorrow is a big grocery shopping day, so no official walking but lots of running around.
you poor thing.... I would have been the same way.. thats terrible.. .. did he pass his boat safety

I hope he learned something from this !!!.. use the dern motor!! and do NOT scare your wife!!!..

glad you bounced back with the eating
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:52 PM   #156
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where you been girly.. you make me nervious with you all boating then not coming on here.. I worry..

hope all is well..
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Sorry to frighten you! We've had wall-to-wall company... ds and his wife, and dd and her boyfriend. I've been cookin' and cleanin', cookin' and cleanin' and then cookin' some more! Nice thing is that DIL was a big help. Dd not so much, but she's still recovering from her last surgery and still had a lot of pain in her foot.

We had a bit of a mis-hap on Friday. Dh took our alpha cat with us for a ride in the Jeep. (He loves to go everywhere with us!) But he was already stressed from a houseful of company, and then something at the garage sale where we were upset him... a funny smell in their garage, I think (we kind of thought it was a dead mouse or something.... older couple lives there and probably couldn't smell it.) Anyway, some stranger in a big hat and holding a blanket bundled up in his arms approached our cat, whom dh was holding. Thai started to struggle to get away, but dh held tight. So Thai freaked out, scratched dh and finally bit him. Dh let him go, and Thai took off running towards the street. A car was just coming by, and I thought our Thai-kitty was toast. But Thai stopped, and dd's boyfriend was able to approach him and pick him up. Poor Thai was shaking like a Mariachi band.

Yesterday I looked at dh's hand, and it was red and swollen up like a big red balloon. I told him we needed to get him to the doc, but he didn't want to go. We argued until I was ready to give up, but I knew it was bad. Eventually he agreed we could go off-island to an Urgent Care clinic. Sure enough, not only was it infected, but the doc said that he already had blood poisoning. I feel sure that he wouldn't have lasted until Tuesday, when he wanted to go to the doc. I'm so thankful that we didn't wait!

Thai has been taught since he was a kitten that biting is a no-no. We've never even let him play-bite. But dh should have known that the kitties were all stressed out from all the company.

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So, how have I been doing on LC? AWFUL! I can list a raft-load of excuses, but the truth is that I just caved under the pressure. The kids brought (and bought) loads of goodies and ate non-stop. (Can't believe that they aren't as big as me by now!) DIL also baked yummy stuff, and I just decided to forget about LC for the week-end. I know it wasn't a smart thing to do, and my body is paying the price. But I'm back on track now. Hopefully I can stay on track.

Breakfast today (for ME) was a LC flax waffle, two eggs and bacon. Lunch was the filling from a taco and 1/3 diet soda. Snack was a LC/SF Russell Stover's piece of candy. Also had a handful of nuts... would have been better off without them, but the past few days I've probably stretched my stomach and revved up my appetite. I'm going to have to get used to eating less again.

Dinner will be salmon or chicken, and maybe a salad.

I used my rebounder today. Should use it a couple more times this evening.
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good to see you my friend ..

sorry to hear about dh's hand .. but glad you got to the docs before it got worse.. .. we women are smarter ya know.... or is it that they are STUBBERD? lol

ok.. your back in the saddle again.. lets rock this LOW Carb eating!!

where do you get flax waffles? or do you make them.. if so.. will you share the recipe? ..

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MMMMMmmmmm.... flax waffles! I just threw some stuff in a bowl and then put them in the waffle maker! LOL (I just hated when dh's grandma never had recipes written down. I could never cook like her!)

Here's pretty much what I did, though:

Put about 1/2 cup Golden Flax in a bowl. Shook in a bit of salt. Added maybe 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and stirred it up. (My baking powder kind of clumps together.)

Then I added one beaten egg and maybe 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Also added about a tablespoon of vegetable oil, but you could use coconut oil, walnut oil, etc. (Sometimes I add cinnamon, but I didn't this time.) Let the mixture rest about 4 minutes, and then pour onto a hot, greased waffle iron.

These waffles are not nearly as light and fluffy as the ones made with cream cheese, but they are a lot faster to make. The amounts I listed just made about 2 squares, but I'd usually make up more and then freeze some to heat up on mornings when I'm in a hurry. (I also freeze up a bunch when we're going to be traveling in our RV.)

Dh's hand is so much better today. Don't think I haven't lectured him about how he'd probably be in surgery today having his arm amputated, unless he was already dead. We had a young friend who came close to losing his arm (or his life) when he got blood poisoning, they think from a splinter of all things! The doc marked a spot on his arm to indicate how high the blood poisoning had gone, and they had to keep track of it to make certain it wasn't going any higher. When the doc marked dh's hand the other day, I think he finally realized how serious it was.

Poor Thai was really sick last night. I think he got sick from biting dh. LOL Just kidding... Dh let him out in the courtyard yesterday afternoon, and he was eating grasses and leaves. I've tried to tell Dh that not everything is safe out there, and he needs to wacth him closer. Anyway, he seems to be doing a lot better today. Another prayer answered!

I'm spending some quality time on ME today. I'm going to be doing some menu planning and checking out some new recipes. One that I'd like to try is Sheila's mini pumpkin cheesecakes. Not sure where to find it from here, but our other PC has it book marked. Might be under Low Carb Sheila or something like that. Also might spend some time on the Induction Porn thread. Lots of good ideas there.

Breakfast today was 2 and 1/2 pieces of bacon and 2 fried eggs with chili powder sprinkled over the tops. Lunch will be chicken legs or salmon salad. Dinner will be chicken legs and maybe coleslaw.

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:30 PM   #160
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So glad dh's hand is better and the puppy

its good that your having some ME time.. we all need and deserve it!!
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Oops! No puppy! Thai just thinks he's a dog. Actually is a gorgeous Tonkinese mix.

Lunch was a chicken drumstick with low carb barbecue sauce, and a bowl of beef broth poured over pork rinds. Yum!

Dinner.... oops! I'm late! Been planning meals and stuff and the time got away from me. Anyway, dinner will be more chicken. Maybe a tossed salad. Cool that I wasn't even hungry!

We walked about 48 minutes. Still want to do another round on my rebounder... maybe two more.

Dh is down at the marina taking one of the boats out of the water. He'll work on getting that one winterized and then the sailboat comes out. Mixed blessings... I love sailing in nice weather with dh when he's reasonable and doesn't insist on 7-9 hours out there!

More "Me" time while dh is busy with the boat tonight. He will fix his own dinner. I love when he does that!
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OOps..is right.. its a kitty..lol.. cat scratch fever right.. so sorry..

I would agree with the mixed feelings about the boat..

I am glad your getting time for prepare for the 3 pounds a week losses..
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Yesterday was close to perfect: great exercise and great meal planning. Just messed up when I grabbed a bag of peanuts in the shell late in the evening. Once I started I couldn't stop. They weren't even very good... kind of damp and stale. I think I kept eating them to see if I could find a good one. Oh yeah... "And how did that work for ya???" Grrrrr.... I dumped the remaining peanuts out in the yard for the racoons and the deer. I won't be making that mistake again.

I weighed today... usually just on Mondays and Thursdays, but I didn't this past Monday because I was scared to see how much damage I did. And didn't want to wait until tomorrow, because I want to start recording my progress ASAP. So... the scale bounced between a 2.5 pound gain and a 3 pound gain. I deserved it... Probably actually gained more than that, and have lost a bit since doing two full days of LC.

Off to ****** to record the horrible poundage. Then down to breakfast (late!) and then to indoor exercise.
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Yesterday was close to perfect: great exercise and great meal planning. Just messed up when I grabbed a bag of peanuts in the shell late in the evening. Once I started I couldn't stop. They weren't even very good... kind of damp and stale. I think I kept eating them to see if I could find a good one. Oh yeah... "And how did that work for ya???" Grrrrr.... I dumped the remaining peanuts out in the yard for the racoons and the deer. I won't be making that mistake again.

I weighed today... usually just on Mondays and Thursdays, but I didn't this past Monday because I was scared to see how much damage I did. And didn't want to wait until tomorrow, because I want to start recording my progress ASAP. So... the scale bounced between a 2.5 pound gain and a 3 pound gain. I deserved it... Probably actually gained more than that, and have lost a bit since doing two full days of LC.

Off to ****** to record the horrible poundage. Then down to breakfast (late!) and then to indoor exercise.

no WORRIES DARLIN.. the scale will go down now!!
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Whoa... I haven't posted anything since the big gain? Oh, I'm doing so much better now! (I posted on other threads, and then forgot all about posting on my own.)

So I lost the three pounds that I'd gained, and now I'm ready to keep on keepin' on! My mindset is back to where it has needed to be.... in Get Healthy/Lose Weight mode. I'm exercising every day, and counting carbs, which has really, really helped!

Carbs this week:
Monday- really low but couldn't remember what was for lunch LOL!
Tuesday- 17
Wednesday-16
Thursday- 12
Friday- 14 so far... may have 3 carb cocoa this evening

Today's foods:
Snack- 1/8 cup macadamia nuts
B- 1 egg, 3 leftover cream cheese pancakes, SF syrup, butter
L- Atkins shake
24 cheese crackers = 1/2 slice cheese (2 slices total)
S- 1/2 Atkins bar
4 or 5 macadamia nuts
D- stir-fry: hamburger, bacon, cabbage, onion, zucchini

Exercise today: 20 minutes with video, 2 sessions on rebounder (might do one more tonight)

This week I have been able to resist all the temptations that have confronted me. A few times it was kind of a challenge, but one of the members on LCF told me that she looks at the high carb foods as "poison." I've done that before, but hadn't for awhile. I started doing it again, and it helped a lot.

The other thing that helped me was remembering, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I have less than three months until our cruise, and there are three major challenges to face in that time.

1. Shopping days off-island- Always a temptation to eat the wrong foods because I:
A. don't get a decent breakfast before we go
B. we're usually gone all day and meals aren't on time
C. we eat out and I feel cheated that there are so many things I can't have (AND I'm so hungry by the time we actually eat that I don't care what goes in my mouth!)
Also, I don't get any formal exercise, but I do a lot of walking in huge stores (Costco, Wal-Mart and Cash & Carry) plus all the other stores we go to.

2. Our upcoming RV trip:
A. always have had a difficult time resisting fast foods because it is never as easy to cook in the RV as it is cooking at home
B. we visit friends and eat out with them or get invited to their homes to eat
C. One of my favorite places always has tempting goodies set out in the club house

3. Thanksgiving- no A, B, or C - Just lots of food and a full house with the work and stress that goes with it!

Knowing what is ahead of me, I must choose to stay on track and not give in to even the smallest temptation. I know from experience that one little cheat starts up the Ravenous Carb Monster in me. Last year I planned pretty well for meals, but gave up when DH would suggest going out "just this once." This year I'll need to stand firm. If he wants to go out, it will have to be somewhere with foods that are not only okay for me, but foods that I'll enjoy.

I handled shopping day well this week. I ate 1/2 Atkins bar just before we left, then we had breakfast at a buffet about an hour later. Because I wasn't overly hungry, I was able to resist all the things I shouldn't be eating. I stuck with bacon and an omelet, and left the hash browns, gravy, biscuits and fry bread alone. Later, when dh was still stuffed from over-eating at the buffet and didn't want lunch, I ate the other half of my Atkins bar. When we finally stopped to pick up dinner, I insisted we get take-out to eat while on the ferry instead of eating in the restaurant where I might be tempted to buy more once I was finished. Also didn't have to watch other people eat foods that tempt me.

The RV trip is going to require the same diligence; and I believe the key for making it through Thanksgiving week-end (not just one day- 4 days!) is to plan well ahead of time. The Thanksgiving dinner doesn't scare me so much. I know what to fix that I can have. It's all the junk the kids bring with them, and the goodies they buy at the little store we have on the island. (They love those freshly baked O'Henry bars!) They eat non-stop while we're at the table playing games. Hopefully I'll be so stoked up about my weight loss and the cruise by then that I can resist all the junk!

Headed off to ****** to get my stats in and journal a bit.
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whhew big read today.. I love it!!

you have a lot to work through but I do believe you can do it !!.. your right.. plan plan plan ahead!.. as far as the kids snacking while playing cards.. make yourself some lc snacks .. the cheese cracker... cut up some jerky.. some nuts.. make some meat rolls... .. you should have fun to and not worry so much.. so if you plan ahead and make these things up before hand you can grab and go ..

when they have their pastries.. make a chocolate cheese danish... off Linda sues site

when you go out to eat.. most places ( around here anyway) have chicken and veggies

just be STRONG!!! and that bad carby food IS poison.. I just put that in Dusks journal lol
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Monet- Thanks for the snacking ideas. I usually just reach for the nuts, and I'm trying not to do that right now. But the other things are great. Those same things would be good for me to have on hand when we go into the clubhouses on our RV trip.

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Just spent some serious time on ******, entering info about why this is working for me now. Also did the (ackkk, gag, sputter, ackkk, argghh) measuring that I've been putting off. Funny how the numbers didn't freak me out as much as I thought they might. I don't know where else I might have my stats written down... probably hid them so well I'll never find them LOL... but I know I measured a long time ago when I was bigger. So maybe that's why they didn't upset me so much this time. Now I'll have them on ****** where I can find them. Hopefully I'll have newer, smaller ones to record soon!

Hard to measure a waist when you don't have one... or can't find it!

I know it is important to record all the info I can while I'm thinking about it... journaling really does help. But yesterday, and so far today, I've spent more time on the PC than off. I think I'd be moving a lot more if I wasn't sitting on my bum!

Funny... all the times I've been afraid to get near the scales, and now I have a hard time staying away from them. I really wanted to get on today, but I'm waiting until Monday.

Oooohhh... the scales! There's not really a good place for them in the RV, but I don't want to go without weighing for 6 weeks! I do need to find a place where they won't get bumped or tripped over.

I think we're going for a walk today.... looking forward to it and dreading it, all at once. I know I'll be glad I did it afterward. Maybe we need to find another route to walk today... in another neighborhood. Yep, I'm ready for different scenery.

Done rambling for now... I need to MOVE IT, MOVE IT!!!
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Well, the best laid plans, as they say...

I was "perfectly perfect" on track. Eating right, took my vitamins. Dh and I decided to go for a walk, and I chose a different neighborhood, just to shake it up a bit. Turned out the hills were even bigger than ours (I didn't think that was possible) and I thought my heart would beat right out of my chest. Then I got really dizzy and started walking sideways. I grabbed for dh because I thought I was going to fall over, but I'd already walked too far sideways to be able to reach him. I didn't end up falling, but it was very scary. A little bit later it happened again. We cut our walk a little short, just by ten minutes, because to go back the longer way would have meant even more big hills. I had the feeling that dh didn't believe me... maybe thought I was faking so I wouldn't have to walk. He didn't come out and say it, but he didn't act very concerned or nurturing. It was actually pretty hurtful. I guess I really should talk to him about it, because right now I'm feeling kind of upset about it. One thing with dh... what ya see isn't always what ya get. He was horribly abused as a kid, and he's really good about hiding his true feelings. It could be that he felt that by ignoring my symptoms, he could deny I was having any trouble. But I certainly don't have any reason to make up any symptoms to get out of walking. I want to walk and I NEED to walk!

Anyway, on the way home he asked if we should stop by the campground to see the camp hosts, who are friends of ours. I looked at my watch to make sure it wasn't too close to dinner, and it wasn't even 4pm yet. Safe enough, I thought. So we stopped and were having a fun conversation when another couple drove up. Uh-oh, I thought. They were coming for dinner! So as I was trying to think of a polite way to say our good-byes and get out of there, my friend said she wouldn't take any arguments from us, we were staying for dinner and that was that.

As I mentioned on Monet's journal, they were having spaghetti. At least my friend remembered I couldn't have pasta, so I didn't have to explain or apologize for not eating that. I just took about 1/8 of a cup of sauce on my plate along with a tossed salad. I also had a small chunk of watermelon (and was delighted to learn it didn't have near as many carbs as I thought it did.)

On the way home, dh brought up the subject of the dinner, and how he knew we hadn't planned to stay to eat with them. He went on to say how nice it was for him to have spaghetti and how he misses having stuff like that and how I got "plenty" to eat even though I didn't have the pasta. Plenty? I sat there with about a cup or cup and a half of salad and a teensy bit of spaghetti sauce on my plate, and then watched everyone else enjoy big plates of spaghetti with hot, yummy garlic bread. We were there for 4 hours, and all I'd had for lunch before our walk was 1/4 cup of macadamia nuts and 1/2 of an Atkins bar. Now mind you, I hadn't felt sorry for myself or the least bit deprived until dh started talking about the spaghetti. I felt he was trying to make me feel bad that I never make spaghetti for him anymore; and then letting me know that I'd had a perfectly nice big dinner and wouldn't need to eat when I got home.

I let him know that I hadn't eaten very much, that I'd had a very small lunch, and that I fully intended on having a meal when I got back home. His response was to give me the silent treatment on the way home, and then to come in while I was eating and ask if I'd saved any of the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. (I had not.)

So... I will make spaghetti for him as often as he wants it. I'll fix something else for myself and I will not complain or feel sorry for myself. I need to remember the reason for my journey and not expect anyone to make it work for me.

I know that I can be difficult when I'm following this WOE. I get excited when it's working for me and when I'm sticking with it. I get depressed when it gets hard and when things go wrong. Right now I'm hurting because dh is acting like he doesn't care, or like he's mad or indifferent or something. So I'll go about my business and try to stay out of his way until he gets over whatever is bothering him.

First step is to plan meals for tomorrow. Maybe plan to exercise before church (dh goes early to set up the sound system so he won't be here.) I'm recognizing the potential for me to throw in the towel and turn my back on LC just because I'm upset. I'm not going to let that happen!!!

Well, Gracie needs some attention and isn't going to stay off my computer so 'Im going to go snuggle with my kitty. G'night all.
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.. wish I could give you a real hug...

It hurts to know you are hurting sweetie.. but I know how you feel..

Its good that he walks with you.. trust me.. mine wont.. we all have bikes and he wont go with us.. he is either in his garage messing around or down at work.. when he is done with that he watches TV.. we don't watch the same shows.. so I am in our room.. all alone..

anywho.. That wasn't nice of your dh to act as if you were faking.. geesh.. who would fake something like that.. what would he do if you actually passed out?? he would have felt really bad.. ..

I often wish I could get into my dh's head and tweek a few things.... then he would be great!!..lol.. although we can't and will never have the "perfect" man.. in my case it would be nice to get some attention..lol..
My hubs has a lot of great qualities about him.. as I am sure yours does too.. but some times.........

anyway.. stick to your guns girly.. make him his spaghetti.. make yourself something else.. do you.. or have you tried the tofu noodles? they are low in carbs and you have have your pasta sauce on them.. ... I likem..

you have a super day..
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This is really strange... my post from yesterday is gone!!!

I posted that dh and I had a little talk about his reaction to my heart rate and dizziness. I told him that he acted like he either thought I was faking or that he just didn't care. He replied that he had slowed down to stay close to me AND had checked his phone to make sure he had it and could call for help if needed. I also said a bunch of other stuff... probably my menus and exercise and stuff. It's all gone!

Anyway...

I'm not spending much time here today. Stayed on the phone til 2:30 am talking with a friend who has had another traumatic event in her life, then didn't get to sleep until nearly 4. Got up at 8:30 and I don't feel so great.

After 8 years of horrible abuse (close to torture, actually) with her ex-boyfriend, my friend had finally gotten out of that situation and married one of the sweetest guys in the world. That was like 18 years ago, I'm guessing. Now, her dh is in a wheelchair, and his caregiver sexually assaulted her a couple of weeks ago. She didn't tell anyone at first, but I guess that by the way she'd been acting, her dh flat out asked her if she'd been raped. Now that she's pressed charges, she's learned that this guy had a history of alcoholism and domestic violence. Would have been nice to know BEFORE they hired him!

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Got on the scales this a.m. First it showed a 2 pound loss, but I started to fall off and when I caught myself, the scales bounced up a pound! So I got off and waited a few seconds. When I got back on, they'd gone up another 1/2 pound. Now that just stinks. I know I didn't gain a pound and a half in 20 seconds! I honestly think it was a 2 pound loss, making 5 for last week. But I'll weigh again tomorrow morning and make sure. I haven't done anything at all that would have stalled my loss. But the worst case scenario would have been just 1/2 pound lost since last Thursday, instead of 2 pounds since Thursday and 5 pounds since last Tuesday.

I've already done one session on the rebounder. No other exercise yet.

Breakfast was same as yesterday- yummiest LC breakfast in the world: Pork rinds French toast, bacon and one egg. Also had a small slice of roast beef from tonight's Crock Pot dinner. (Just testing! )

Lots to do... gotta run.
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Found out what happened to my post... apparently had the name of a competitor of Netrition... and I don't even remember why I would mention them...?
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Okay, I officially had a 5.5 weight loss since last Tuesday!!! Woot! Woot! I planning on moving my weigh days back to Mondays and Thursdays. Got off track when we had company.

Breakfast was a yummy omelet with smokey cheese, bacon, mushrooms and tomato.

After breakfast I did one session on the rebounder. Since then, I've made up two batches of baked bacon to put in the freezer for our upcoming RV trip. Then I baked a batch of Jody's Pumpkin Bake in cute little Wilton tart pans. Now I have a cream cheese pizza in the oven. I'm on a roll!

I spent a good deal of time yesterday on meal planning for our trip. Since about 9 of our RV kitchens would fit in my "home" kitchen, it does require some planning. Our microwave in the RV is not a convection of as well, nor is the regular oven. And both are a lot smaller than what we have at home. I have a fairly large 'fridge, but it always wants to freeze my veggies. We have better luck using a cooler for the veggies, as long as dh remembers to keep the ice fresh! Also gives me more room for other stuff.

I am SO nervous about not having my rebounder with me on our trip. Dh says there's just not room. I will HAVE to stay active, and it is too tempting not to.

Not sure what I'll do for exercise our first day. We'll be up about 4 am to get ready for the first ferry, then be on the road for a few hours. The second, third and fourth day we'll be with some friends. They are camp hosts at a campground near Mt. Hood. "She" will keep me on my toes... probably to the point of exhaustion. She already told me that their daily walk is up and down the hill to a river. Oh boy... don't I love those hills! Glad I'm getting used to them here.

Then we'll be at a resort at Mt. Hood. They have a pool there and an exercise room. Not sure what kind of equipment they have there now, because we haven't been there for awhile.

Then we have 4 or 5 days in Portland, and I have no idea how I'll get exercise there. Maybe dh will walk around the golf course with me. The hill there ought to be a piece of low carb cake compared to the hills I do here!

Following that, we'll be at a resort back up in Washington. No indoor equipment there, but a nice tennis court and shuffleboard, and MORE BIG HILLS!

Two weeks at Seaside is next... nice pool and a pretty decent exercise room now. And then there's the boardwalk... and we'll be meeting up again with the afore-mentioned friends, and "she" will whip me back into shape if I've messed up since we RV'd with them the first time.

The two weeks after that are my biggest concern. I am seriously thinking of asking the local gym in the next town where we'll be if I could purchase a two-week membership. It can't hurt to ask.

Back to the kitchen! Gotta try the Pumpkin Bake!
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wow what a vacation girl!!.. sounds awesome !

now tell me about this stuff your making.. lil tarts.. I have a tart pan.. please share the recipe and cream cheese bread?? shareeeeeee

Hope you post soon so I wont worry..
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I found it!! Jody's Pumpkin Bake

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Another email sent me this: It looks good..

Pumpkin bake

8oz cream cheese, softened
5 eggs
1/2 c. splenda
large can of pumpkin (15 ounceish)
1/2 Tb. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients. Pour batter into a glass baking dish that
has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake in a 350 oven until center
is done - it will look 'puffed', but will shrink down as it cools.
Makes 4 large servings w/ approx. 6 carbs per serving.

can also be put into individual muffin cups
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I didn't get to sleep until after 2 in the morning. Got up at 6 to get ready to catch an early ferry.Saw the doc this a.m. I was still having tachycardia, but not as bad as last night or early today. He ran a complete blood panel and some other tests, and told me to take an extra half tablet of my BP medicine when this happens. I may have to wear a heart monitor for awhile, but he's waiting for the test results. I got the feeling he was thinking it was more along the lines of low levels of magnesium or potassium or something else. Dh told me to tell him I was doing Atkins, but I honestly forgot. On the other hand, the doc said I was looking great and was excited to see I'd lost 38 pounds in the past year. I said I really want to lose faster, and he shook his head and said I was doing just fine. So I can only imagine what he'd say about Atkins if he knew...

We spent the rest of the day off-island and got back on the last ferry this evening. I took the extra BP medicine and hope I can get to sleep. I'm exhausted.

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SO good to see you in here my friend.. .. just hoping the test results come back ok.. ..I take magnesium every night about half hour before bed.. it helps me sleep.. .. and have reg. bms..:blush:

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Monet- I already take magnesium, calcium, potassium and a host of other supplements. My doc just wants to see if I'm taking enough. I do appreciate what the magnesium helps with, though!

I took an extra 20 mg of Atenolol last night when my heart rate wouldn't slow down. It came back down shortly after that, and it's still good this morning.

No rest for the weary... I have a house to clean, lists to make, food to cook and an RV to pack. AND my best friend is on her way to the island right now! There will be Scrabble games to play! Woo Hoo!
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Dh "let" me fix him breakfast this morning. (He usually just eats a granola bar and has coffee.) I made luscious bacon, tomato and cheese omelets, and he had toast with his.

I almost never care about missing the toast anymore. I used to feel like something was missing from my plate, but an omelet fills me up and keeps me satisfied all morning... and sometimes makes me forget when it's time to have lunch!

Lunch will probably be roast beef over a deep-dish-pizza base and barbecue sauce on top. I had that a couple of nights ago and was amazed at how yummy it was. I've decided to cut up the rest of the base into squares and freeze it for our RV trip.

I REALLY am going to get off the PC now! REALLY!
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Dh "let" me fix him breakfast this morning. (He usually just eats a granola bar and has coffee.) I made luscious bacon, tomato and cheese omelets, and he had toast with his.

I almost never care about missing the toast anymore. I used to feel like something was missing from my plate, but an omelet fills me up and keeps me satisfied all morning... and sometimes makes me forget when it's time to have lunch!

Lunch will probably be roast beef over a deep-dish-pizza base and barbecue sauce on top. I had that a couple of nights ago and was amazed at how yummy it was. I've decided to cut up the rest of the base into squares and freeze it for our RV trip.

I REALLY am going to get off the PC now! REALLY!
YOUR LIGHT IS STILL ON lol.. so your not really off the pc..

my DH doesn't ever eat anything for brekki.. maybe on a Sunday I'll do a brunch.. but thats it...
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