|Debbie M.||posted 30-Aug-2010 2:08am|
It was easy to find the color online. Stained Glass is the color if you want to see it.
I'm going to try to sleep now. Its 2 AM. G'night.
|Bronwyn||posted 30-Aug-2010 2:51am|
Debbie that sounds so nice......I will look up the colour. That kind of project can be so fulfilling!
|Debbie M.||posted 30-Aug-2010 7:34am|
Great K10! I'll take big clothes any day!
|Connie||posted 30-Aug-2010 4:55pm|
Debbie, the bedroom sounds fantastic! Bronwyn, I was overwhelmed when I read you went to a funeral and a wedding in one day. Wow! I think I would have ended a day like that on a positive note. Happiness should always trump sadness. K10...fitting into a skirt...nice! I didn't "night eat" last night. And I ate well for dinner. Today I am NFNS too so hopefully I will feel really good tomorrow.
|Debbie M.||posted 31-Aug-2010 7:59am|
196 this AM. Its up little and down a little. I wish it was MORE DOWN than up. :o)But remember a couple months ago, it was over 200 all the time? Even up to 205 I think. I'm too lazy to look it up.
|Connie||posted 31-Aug-2010 11:50am|
Dadgum...155 this morning! I am in the 150's and my body seems to like it there...a little too much. Well, my eating is NFNS, but I am eating more. Hmmm, I don't know why. I do know all the junk is gone. All of my family seems to be ok with that. My son had some cookies and he keeps them in his room. Good son! I'm spending the day at home and tonight I am trying a new recipe. If it's a keeper, I'll post it. Great day ladies.
|Bronwyn||posted 31-Aug-2010 4:01pm|
I used left over pacific sockeye salmon to make patties, sweet potato fries, mashed potatoes and a big serving of mixed veggies for lunch. I usually don't eat that much for lunch but had left overs to use up and 6 people to make lunch for. I also know when I eat like that I eat more veggies. Truthfully if you were to compare calories to other more lunch type fare this would have probably been lower in cals because of the emphasis on veggies. Tonight hummus, veggies and green smoothie maybe some Nikki's healthy cookies.
|Bronwyn||posted 31-Aug-2010 5:24pm|
I had not picked up my mail for a few days. Today I walked to the mailbox and retrieved a stack of mail. In my mail was a thank-you card from the young girl who died together with her husband in the traffic accident one and a half weeks ago. Their 7 week old baby girl survived. It was a thank-you card to me for attending her baby shower and for the present. That felt so weird.
|Connie||posted 31-Aug-2010 5:50pm|
That would be terribly weird Bronwyn. Are you feeling really introspective? Your lunch sounds great...very healthy. I'm working on my sweet and sour chicken recipe for dinner. Lot's of fresh veggies in it.
|Bear||posted 31-Aug-2010 5:51pm|
Bronwyn, I'm sorry to hear of such a tragedy.
On another topic, new york is even more overwhelming than I remember it.
That's okay. I had a good time with friends.
That's cool you're swimming, K10. I could really use a few lake swims
before the summer is over.
|Connie||posted 31-Aug-2010 8:26pm|
Everyone liked dinner. I got the recipe off of Sparkspeople. It's low fat Sweet and Sour Chicken with rice. The recipe was submitted by CINDEEMCD. I added some pineapple to it, read the reviews after the recipe, pineapple was one of the suggestions. I will be making it again.
|K10||posted 31-Aug-2010 8:38pm|
Bronwyn: I received a birthday card after my great-aunt had died. It was weird, but touching.
|Connie||posted 31-Aug-2010 9:06pm|
Touching..that is the perfect word for it.
I've never been to NY. My husband went there for his job every other week for a year. In fact, he was at the World Trade Center working 3 days before they were hit. He lost some friends and coworkers. I am not a big city girl, but I would like to see some of the sights. I'm glad you had a good time.
|Debbie M.||posted 31-Aug-2010 9:24pm|
There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him.
An angel heard his plea and appeared to him. "Sorry, but you can't take your wealth with you."
The man begged the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules. The man continued to pray that his wealth could follow him.
The angel reappeared and informed the man that God had decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him. Overjoyed, the man gathered his largest suitcase and filled it with pure gold bars and placed it beside his bed.
Soon afterward, he died and showed up at the gates of heaven to greet St. Peter.
St. Peter, seeing the suitcase, said, "Hold on, you can't bring that in here!"
The man explained to St. Peter that he had permission and asked him to verify his story with the Lord.
Sure enough, St. Peter checked it out, came back and said, "You're right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I'm supposed to check its contents before letting it through."
St. Peter opened the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind and exclaimed,
"You brought pavement?"
|Debbie M.||posted 31-Aug-2010 9:33pm|
I'd like to go to New York sometime too. I would need to go slow and have plenty of down time as I get overwhelmed easily while traveling. I'm glad you had fun with your friends Bear.
Have you ever cleaned out a 10 and 12 year old girls's closet? Let me tell you I thought I'd never get out of their alive. But I did. The 12 year old was thrilled when she got home from school and saw it. The 10 year old didn't care one little bit. They are just 2 and a quarter years apart but they couldn't be farther developmentally.
|Hilda||posted 31-Aug-2010 11:25pm|
Debbie M - love the story about the pavement
Bronwyn- Happy Birthday, and so sorry about the young couple
|Bronwyn||posted 1-Sep-2010 12:49am|
Debbie I loved that....ha, ha, ha!!!
I have been to New York several times. I have a brother who is 12 years older than me and he married a girl from New York City. As a child I went there several times and then went to stay for 2 months after graduation from University. I have only been twice since that but I would go any chance I got....love it!
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Sep-2010 7:27am|
That makes me happy.
I was sad my girlfriend replied to my joke about pavement by saying she didn't get it. But happy it gave me the opportunity to tell her a bit about what the Bible says about Heaven.
Tools in hand I am going to clean clean clean today. I don't know how my house got so dusty.
|Connie||posted 1-Sep-2010 10:59am|
Wow Debbie, you are making me feel like a slug! Where are you getting all your energy? I wish you could give me some. My kids always love it when I do cleaning in their spaces. I loved your story...I'll repeat it.
153.8 this morning. I am happy about that. Grocery shopping today for me and MIL. Sometimes I really do not feel like going to the store. A little bit of ironing too. The usual.
|kathy||posted 1-Sep-2010 12:35pm|
Yes, I have 2 sons, and one is getting married Oct. 16. We came to Rhode Island today for the weekend. Hope Hurricane Earl misses the east coast.
Bronwyn have you been to Soft Surroundings lately? I got a shrug for the wedding there. The nearest store is 25 miles away from me.
Trying to focus on fruits and veggies and whole grains with every meal.
|kathy||posted 1-Sep-2010 12:39pm|
Sorry to hear about the awful accident, Bronwyn.
|Connie||posted 1-Sep-2010 2:04pm|
I was shopping at Soft Surroundings yesterday. I go to Soft Surrounding outlet on line. A lot of really good deals. Also Coldwater Creek outlet.
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Sep-2010 2:07pm|
Connie we are just about 40 pounds apart. If I remember correctly you were just about where I am right now when you atarted. I'll be down there with you in no time.
My energy? I suppose the remission of my depression has a lot to do with it. The meds I used to take made me sleep alot. And uh, uh.... COFFEE!!!
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Sep-2010 2:07pm|
Plus I'm not anemic anymore.
|Connie||posted 1-Sep-2010 3:17pm|
My health care provider cautioned me that my new HRT would make me drowsy during the day...and it certainly has. But I am finally sleeping at night, so I will just deal with the daytime sluggishness. And I have had several nights in a row without eating. It's so good to have that under control again. Being anemic is no fun. Enjoy your good health Debbie!
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Sep-2010 4:40pm|
One of the joys of having a 17 year old driving male child is you can send him to Aldi to get bags of softner salt, take it to the basement and put it in the machine. Teen daughter is emptying the dishwasher. And 10 year old just took out the trash.Whoohoo!
|Bronwyn||posted 1-Sep-2010 4:45pm|
Yeah Debbie...so great whenever participates and helps! You are on your way down the scales Debbie, woohoo!
I had never heard of soft surroundings but just went to their site and I really like a lot of things I saw.
|Connie||posted 1-Sep-2010 4:46pm|
Ya man! When my kids were in HS I made them buy the groceries. I paid, but they did the shopping with a list. We provided them with a car so that was their job...well, one of their jobs. I know they think we are slave drivers!
|Bear||posted 1-Sep-2010 7:15pm|
^^ All of those chores are so wise. I'm sure they will thank you when they are adults.
Debbie, you sound upbeat!
Connie, it is great that you are sleeping again.
Everyone sounds motivated. I know I am. My eating in NYC was good, only had a tiny bit of noodles
and a few bites of bread. No sugar! It's been long enough that I'm starting to feel immune to it again, which I LOVE!!!
Case in point: I had a little ice cream the other night and it was gross!! I can't believe how sweet, sickly. I love getting to this point and I will work hard to maintain it.
|Connie||posted 1-Sep-2010 7:56pm|
I feel the same way. I think part of it is our taste buds and part is the information our brains are now aware of. I really and truly feel back on track. I am looking forward to weighing on a regular basis again. Of course, just when I'm feeling strong we have a holiday coming up. I am going to fight to keep it NFNS. Daughter will be home and that makes it three to one on the sweets. But I am not caving. It feels too good to give it up for something so fleeting, unhealthy and calorie laden. I haven't come up with the menu yet. I just read an article on how we don't have watermelons with seeds anymore and how we are losing flavor for the sake of convenience. Kind of sad.
|Hilda||posted 1-Sep-2010 11:13pm|
I had a friend who made her kids show her they were able to do laundry, run the dishwasher, sew up a seam on a sewing machine, use the vacuum cleaner, and the lawn mower before they were allowed to get their drivers license. I think it is a brilliant idea. Maybe it should also be a requirement for getting a cell phone.
|Connie||posted 2-Sep-2010 9:06am|
I love that Hilda! My kids can do everything except the sewing on the machine. They can hand stitch.
152.6 this morning. What a nice number to wake up to. No more night eating gets the most credit and then just watching it during the day. No snacking, no empty calories, no F or S. Basically just fewer calories and no cravings to deal with. Debbie, your weight is going down. Do you notice a big difference in your eating?
I'm off to work today. Later ladies.
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Sep-2010 1:35pm|
Connie, I think the biggest thing in my eating is the lack of it. I have so much more energy so I am busy with projects. My hands are busy doing more things so there is less time to eat. I do know there is a huge relationship between the skinny feeling and the feeling of bloat when I eat flour and sugar foods. Its amazing. When I had that "sedated" feeling on my antidepressant I sat around alot. Someof that was the depression but a lot was the meds. I'm so happy to be free from that chapter in my life. I pray it dosn't come back.
Thanks Bear, I feel good.
Hilda I think that is brilliant. Although those things should be a goal of any parent, having a drivers license and even a cell phone would be a high motivator for them to learn it all.
|Karen||posted 2-Sep-2010 4:41pm|
Hello Connie, Debbie, K10, and everyone!
Just wanted to stop in for some of your expert advice. :) Ok, so I have been on NFNS for 1 month. Lost 8 lbs. in the first two weeks, 1 lb. last week, and 0 this week.
I haven't eaten any flour or sugar and I haven't changed the way I have been eating. I have tried to have more small meals (more like snacks) thoughout the day, instead of just 3 meals. The problem is, is that I really don't ever get very hungry and I think that my caloric intake is pretty low. I am having No sugar shredded wheat with a little 2% milk and Splenda, unsweetened Chinese hot tea for breakfast, cottage cheese with an apple or orange for lunch, Another lunch that I have is no sugar peanut butter and a few celery sticks. An apple or banana for a snack, and then a small portion of chicken or fish with vegetables for dinner. That's pretty much what I eat every day. After dinner, I don't get hungry at all in the evenings and I rarely snack. If I do I will just eat a few grapes or a few Triscuit crackers.
On the weekends, if we go out for dinner, I usually have a (6 oz)filet mignon with a side of vegetables or a sweet potato.
So, here's my question. Do any of you go for a week or two and not lose anything? I guess that I should be thankful for the weight that I have lost and too I am not gaining anything either. Do you feel that I am eating a good balanced diet or should I be eating more or less?
I thought about getting some whey protein powder to make smoothies for snacks too. I occasionally will make a smoothie on the weekends and wow what a treat! Frozen mixed berries, one banana, ice, a little milk, a drop of vanilla. I mix it up on high in my Vita-mixer and it comes out smooth and creamy just like ice cream!
I'm 5'7-1/2 and 141 lbs. Would like to get down to 135 or 130.
Sorry for such a long post and thanks for your help.
|Karen||posted 2-Sep-2010 4:53pm|
I also wanted to add that I am drinking plenty of water every day too. It is amazing to me but I haven't craved any juices, sodas, or anything like that.
That is the most amazing thing to me about NFNS. Hardly any cravings the things that I thought I would be going crazy without. I try to think of a fruit smoothie or a little peanut butter on celery, as my guilty pleasures and they will satisfy the occasional cravings.
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Sep-2010 5:03pm|
If I ate like you I would weigh what you weigh! Heh I WISH I weighed what you weigh Dear!!!
I think you are doing great. Don't be concerned with the stall. It happens with every diet I have ever heard of. Have some sort of protein with every meal and snack and up your intake of vegetables. Other wise you are doing great!
130 seems like very little for someone of your height. Are you sure you want to be that thin? It would be very little food to maintain.
I have heard that 100 pounds for a 5 foot woman. And add 5 pounds for every inch over that. That would put you at 135 to 140. For my 5'5" frame that would put me at 125. I used to weigh that in high school when I was fit and muscular. I can't imagine being that at my age (46) But I might be surprised and happy about it. I might be ok with 150. I really don't know as I haven't seen those low numbers in soooooo long.
You know how you feel and what looks good on you. Hold your course and be patience.
By the way, I had to laugh at you expert advise comment. If I was an expert I guess I'd be to my goal weight by now. Be hanging around this board for a couple years and I'm still fat. Its not that it dost work it that I cheat too much.
|Karen||posted 2-Sep-2010 6:21pm|
Hi Debbie and thank you for your "expert" advise! lol
I guess that I have just stalled temporarily and I will just stick it out. I will try to eat more vegetables too. I would be happy with 135 but I have always been around 130 for many years so that is why I was aiming for that number. I'm sure a little of the dreaded exercise wouldn't hurt me either. I thought about enrolling in a water aerobics class. I love the water and the water aerobics sounds just so much more fun to me than sweating it out in gym.
My weight jumped up to 150 in the last two years after my Mom passed away suddenly. I lost my mother, my mother-in-law, and my youngest moved away to school all in about 6 months time. I guess that I was just depressed and didn't even realize that I was just eating away as a way to comfort myself.
My husband also started NFNS the same time I did and he loves it. He is slimming down too and we both really like this new way of eating and we both feel great.
Thanks again Debbie and have a nice evening!
|Connie||posted 2-Sep-2010 6:43pm|
I once heard (somewhere?) that people should stay within 10 pounds of their young adult weight. Well, I don't think I'll ever weigh 135, but who knows? I weighed 125 for years and I was 5 91/2. I am small boned, little wrists, etc. So 135 might be ok for you Karen. It's funny, I just read an article on Sparkspeople about eating too little. I don't have that problem. I think you should eat when your hungry, smart choices, and not eat when your not hungry. Water really does help fill you up. Debbie, you busy bee. I've pictured you bopping around cleaning all day! I need to clean around here.
|Karen||posted 2-Sep-2010 7:24pm|
Thanks for your reply. I too am small boned and when I was younger I weighed around 110. I was tall and thin and could eat as much of anything I wanted and never gain an ounce.
I was wondering about that too, if my calorie intake is too low, then would I stop losing? Perhaps as I get closer to my optimum weight my weigh loss will slow way down too, I don't know.
One thing I do recall reading is that by eating smaller meals (maybe 5 or 6) though out the day help to keep our metabolism moving at a faster rate.
All of you wonderful ladies are my inspiration. Before starting this I read many, many of the posts from the last two years. Without your optimism and support for NFNS and for each other, I know that I would have just moved on looking for some fad diet only to fail. I think you all are doing just great and I thank you for being here! :)
|Connie||posted 2-Sep-2010 8:38pm|
That's so important...this is not a fad diet. It is so healthy and sustainable. It makes so much sense, when you look at the science behind it, that you feel "right" doing it. In body and mind. I am so determined to get back down to 145ish. When I was there before I stayed there just by eating correctly. I think I can get there again. I'm not going to go hungry. I have never been able to do that. If I can't get there, so be it. I am just going to eat right and be satisfied. What we eat is such a huge part of us...I can't feel good about myself unless I'm doing all I can to feed myself properly. And no empty calories! That's important too.
I think the ladies on here are great...I love them all!
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Sep-2010 8:46pm|
I love our cyber friendships here. I look forward to hearing the current news on everyone. They have helped me thought hard times and encouraged me in happy and sad.
You should post more aften Kathy. We'd be glad to hear from you. And sorry about the loss of so many people in your life. That was hard to go though all at once.
|Hilda||posted 3-Sep-2010 3:30am|
We need to all pray for those affected by the hurricane. Our local Red Cross volunteers are ready to help.
|Bear||posted 3-Sep-2010 7:15am|
The ladies on here are great! So supportive and kind.
It's nice that you've noticed, Karen.
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Sep-2010 7:26am|
My Brother In Law and his family live in Virginia Beach. I emailed for them to keep us posted.
|K10||posted 3-Sep-2010 12:28pm|
Please send up a prayer for this girl (N)and her mother (Mrs. H.) from my daughters' school. Her dad died suddenly in a golf cart accident. It flipped over on him we are told. Such a shame. I understand she was extremely close to her dad. Thanks so much.
Oldest and I are in Hollywood waiting for her to be an extra on a tv show. She has done this once before. It looks like it will be a long day.
BTW I think I am going to walk over to the book store and buy me some reading glasses. Denial isn't working anymore.
Good day all.
|Connie||posted 3-Sep-2010 1:14pm|
Oh K10, welcome to the world of reading glasses! I spend half my time looking for mine.
|Bronwyn||posted 3-Sep-2010 2:17pm|
Well you guys who can walk over to the store and pick up reading glasses don't know the pain of having prescription reading glasses...such a pain and way more expensive. However I will try to be compassionate to you who can pick up your reading glasses at the drug store,,,,
|K10||posted 3-Sep-2010 2:25pm|
Bronwyn: I am finally accepting the fact that my arms aren't long enough anymore.
Should I buy "half-eyes" (which is what my mom called them) or ones that I can't look over and have to remove? Opinions greatly appreciated.
|Bronwyn||posted 3-Sep-2010 2:35pm|
K10 I have a pretty heavy prescription in both my regular glasses and my reading glasses so half eyes would not work for me at all. They may work for some one who only needs them for reading.....sorry can't help you out at all on that one. I have contemplated eye surgery but I don't know if that is a good idea or option for me.
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Sep-2010 2:51pm|
I had Lasik about 9 years ago. I was a great near sited candidate and it worked out beautifully. But that surgery does not exempt anyone from the presbiopia you guys are talking about and I now need reading glasses sometimes myself. I have more than half a dozen pairs. I get the cute little ones that have the matching cases. They are all around the house. Like you Connie I am always looking for a pair. I keep one in my purse for restaurants. They are the worse as its usually dark in there as well.
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Sep-2010 2:52pm|
Yes, I think half eyes work out good. Even though they look a little granny-ish. They come in cute colors. heh
|Bronwyn||posted 3-Sep-2010 3:31pm|
Wow Debbie....presbiopia......I had to look it up.....great word!
|Bronwyn||posted 3-Sep-2010 3:35pm|
I wore contacts most of my life.....never wore glasses and I hated glasses. About 10 years ago I warped my corneas and suffered a huge loss in vision.....at one point I was like -11 and -12 (that is like blind). It took some time but things improved and I returned to my normal bad vision of -6 and -7 but, because of the cornea warping I can no longer wear contacts and so far have not been a candidate for surgery. Now I have to wear glasses all the time,,,,,,shoot
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Sep-2010 4:07pm|
Aww thats too bad. When I had mine done years ago, near sited people were far better bets for the surgery than far sited folks. I don't know a thing about the lastest technology. Interesting about the contacts warping your eyes. My friend said she wanted the surgery but her doc wouldn't do it until she wore glasses for 3 months. She would NOT do that. lol So she still can't have the surgery.
My eye surgery was a breeze. I would do it again in a nanosecond. I want my brother to do it because he is terribly near sited. But he is scared to death. Its too bad.
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Sep-2010 4:37pm|
I'm cold I had to put on socks. Its 70 degrees here. Brrrrrrrrrrr
|Connie||posted 3-Sep-2010 5:02pm|
I can't wait for 70 degrees! My sisters husband and daughter are eye doctors. They don't like me buying my eyeglasses at WM. Oh well. They live too far a way for me to see for exams.
This is crazy...I haven't ate at all today. I haven't been hungry at all. Last night my son made hamburger chowder...which was awesome...and very heavy and had a small amount of flour...but I ate some. Anyway, I went to bed thinking I had over ate and I guess I did because my body hasn't wanted anything. I think I'll make myself eat a pear.
I've been trying to find a healthy recipe for baked beans on line. I think I am going to have to blend some recipes together. Even if it's not perfect it will be much healthier than the usual beans.
|K10||posted 3-Sep-2010 6:45pm|
I bought some sorta half-eyes. They helped while reading my magazine, but bothered me while reading a book. I just tried them on to see how it works with the computer. No help. I need them just slightly I think. I am sure it will take some getting used to them.
I am so grateful I have internet access right now. I would be really bored if I couldn't be on here.
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Sep-2010 8:33pm|
You do know not all reader are created equal, right? May sound like a dumb question but there are different strengths. :o)
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Sep-2010 12:09am|
Do any of you have a Houlihan's in your area? I'm taking my sister there for her birthday lunch tomorrow. Then in the afternoon Notre Dame plays their first game of the season. It's going to be such a fun day! The town is going to be such a bustle! Good night everyone!
|K10||posted 4-Sep-2010 12:44am|
Yes I do know they come in different strengths. Thanks for letting me know though.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Sep-2010 9:53am|
Game day! I lost another half pound!!!!!!! I hope I don't snack it back during the game and eating out. 194
|Connie||posted 4-Sep-2010 11:08am|
Morning all. 154 this morning...dang it! It's 70 degrees outside so I have the windows open while I lay in bed drinking coffee. It's going to warm up to the 80's so I'll enjoy it while I can. I am very excited about football season too.
|K10||posted 4-Sep-2010 12:43pm|
Way to go Debbie.
|Connie||posted 4-Sep-2010 1:39pm|
Have any of you seen Dr Ben Kim's website? I can't get off it! He has wonderful recipes on there. Many are not NFNS, but the one's that are look like keepers. And even the one's that aren't look like reasonable cheat's once in a blue moon.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Sep-2010 2:28pm|
No, but I'll check it out. One hour till kick off!! Lunch was a filet mignon.
|Connie||posted 4-Sep-2010 2:34pm|
I just browsed all 24 pages of Dr Ben Kim's recipes. OMG, so many for me to print off. What a great resource for us.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Sep-2010 2:40pm|
My goodness Connie. Did you read the section on the dangers of drinking too much water? They talk about a woman who died after drinking 2 gallons of water in two hours. She entered a contest called Hold your Wee for a Wii. According to this artical, Hilda was right when she cautioned us against drinking too much water. The artical tells why.
|Connie||posted 4-Sep-2010 3:14pm|
Yes Debbie, I've heard the water tragedies. My water consumption is NOTHING like those terrible contest. My water consumption is spread out over an entire day. Also, usually those contest do not allow the contestants to urinate. There is no comparison in what I do and what those contests do. Do not be afraid of drinking water.
|Bronwyn||posted 4-Sep-2010 4:08pm|
Hey Connie good link. Bear you should check it out.....he has an ice cream very much like you make. Sadly I will never have too worry about drinking too much water....I struggle to get in a decent amount but never enough. People dying from a water drinking contest sounds like a lawsuit to me....can't believe they would host contests like that. I also hate food eating contests......gross.
My goodness Debbie you are doing so well.....go girl!
Drinking green smoothie as I type.....
|Bronwyn||posted 4-Sep-2010 4:10pm|
I may have said this before but don't you hate those commercials for anti-acids....like pepto bismal that encourage you to over eat and eat gross fatty foods because no problem...."they have you covered",,,,,what in the world kind of commercial is that.
|Connie||posted 4-Sep-2010 4:47pm|
Bronwyn, I thought you would like that site. I know you are more familiar with some of the ingredients and preparation methods than I am...but I'll give some of them a shot. I printed off about 25? recipes from the first twelve pages. Had to stop for football.
Debbie, ND is looking good. When I was actively drinking water I drank half my weight (90 oz) throughout the day. 2 gallons is 256 oz. That's crazy...and in 2 hours? It seems impossible.
|Connie||posted 4-Sep-2010 4:48pm|
Drinking a cup of coffee as I type.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Sep-2010 7:05pm|
Yippi we won, That was a nice start to the beginning of a season.
I know Connie that your water consumption is within normal range. But it just goes to show even something as benign as water can cause us trouble when over done. I always wondered about the kidneys doing extra work. They mentioned that but not in great detail. I love to guzzle a big glass of water sometimes but I'm just following my thirst as a guide. I guess thats the best gage. Wow, Can you imagine 256 oz in a couple hours? I do wonder what recourse the family of this woman had.
I was glad to warn my kids about these warter drinking card games they mentioned with high schoolers and college students. I'd never heard of it before.Everyone knows to warn freshman about alcohol but water? Go figure.
Yippi, did I meantion we won!! Go ND!~
|Connie||posted 4-Sep-2010 7:09pm|
It was a great game! Michigan State won today too.
|Connie||posted 4-Sep-2010 8:28pm|
I just did a deep conditioning on my hair and I like it. I took some extra virgin olive oil and mixed in one egg yolk. I slathered it on, put on a shower cap and let sit for 30 min. Then I washed and fixed like I normally do. I really is less frizzy an it feels wonderful. I'll do it once a week.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Sep-2010 9:31pm|
I should try that.
|Connie||posted 5-Sep-2010 2:45pm|
Morning. Well, it's really not at all morning anymore is it? I woke up this morning and weighed, 153.6 I think, and then my son came in and his eye was swollen almost shut. He thought he had something in it last night before he went to bed. So off to the urgent care center we go. They sent us to the ER. They sent us to the eye doc. Everything is going to be fine, but there went half my day and I'm not sure where to start now. Could be a day in pj's!
|Bear||posted 5-Sep-2010 4:17pm|
^ Sounds good to me! I'm just getting back there now.
|Debbie M.||posted 5-Sep-2010 5:21pm|
Oh boy, I'm glad his eye is ok.
I took my family to the University of Notre Dame today. We walked all around. Saw the Library with "touchdown jesus" and the views from the top floors. The Golden Dome inside and out. The Sacred Heart Church which is so ornate and beautiful inside. The Gratto where they light candles near the lakes. Saw the Stadium too but we couldn't go inside. We walked all around campus and then went to lunch. I would LOVE it if one of my kids could go there. (no, no pressure )A friends of mines son is going there this year. Transfered from Manchester College. When I heard it it brought a tear to my eye. I was so proud for them.
Lovely weather for a nice long walk.
|Connie||posted 6-Sep-2010 9:52am|
Morning. 153.6. This weight loss is going to be slow, but steady I hope. Lot's to do today. Great day all.
|Bronwyn||posted 6-Sep-2010 1:18pm|
Connie was there not anything in his eye after all? I am glad that it wasn't anything serious.
I haven't been drinking my swamp water or my chocolate greens for quite some time. I started again today. I want to try and get back to more alkaline eating. I would like to basically follow the ph miracle diet but he promotes drinking huge amounts of water. Debbie I think you will relate to this.....I never get into the program because I can't do it perfectly. The reality is I will never drink huge amounts of water......I can drink more and I will try but I think there is more and more evidence to support drinking for thirst (which I even fall short on).
|Connie||posted 6-Sep-2010 2:50pm|
Well, his eye is worse today. What happened is he got something in and rubbed it. That scratched his eye and tore the inside of his eye lid. The torn eye lid was a hanging piece of skin and that caused more irritation. Yesterday the eye doc cut the hanging piece of skin off the inside of his eye lid and out a temporary contact on his eye. Things were much better. He has antibiotic drops and a motrin drop also. This morning the doc took the contact off and he is really hurting. The motrin isn't doing much and when I put the antibiotic drop in he went to his knees. So, now he refuses to let me put in anymore drops. The doc thought it would be much better by tomorrow and he will go back to see the doc in a couple of days. We'll see what happen tomorrow. He needs the antibiotics and we will try again in the morning. In the meantime, he can't really do anything. His eye is swollen and his vision is blurry.
Maybe you could try measuring out 40 oz or so of water and keeping it in the fridge. That way you could drink on it all day here and there. I swear, once you become a water drinker, you will never be without it. I don't drink near as much as I did before, but I always have it with me.
I manged to get the master bathroom clean!
|Bear||posted 6-Sep-2010 4:52pm|
ouch, Connie! I hope he gets better soon.
Hey, Bronwyn. I've kept up on the swamp water but I think I've veered into overly acidic foods
a lot of the time. I'd also like to get back to more alkaline. What I was going to say was that you
don't have to be 100% perfect. If you shoot for that, you (and anyone else) won't make it and then
you'll feel disappointed for no reason. I certainly would if I expected to be perfect!
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Sep-2010 8:55am|
poor baby, I hope his site is not in jeopardy.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Sep-2010 9:57am|
GREAT! Now I've done it! I had this mystery black streak on my lenomlium floor in the kitchen. So I get this great idea to scrub it off with a spot of amonia and one of those Mr. Clean Majic Erasers. It came right off! But now I have an incredibly clean spot on the floor. I had no idea it was so dirty. Now I'm going to have to clean the whole floor on my hands and knees, the old fashion way. :o(
|K10||posted 7-Sep-2010 10:28am|
I had the heebie jeebies last night, I found a grody roach in my bedroom. Some of my ideas on how it could have gotten in my house. 1. It caught a ride on Matilda (our dog) who had just been outside. 2. I moved a cat condo inside that had been outside on Saturday. 3. We have bought things recently that came in boxes. 4. There is a space between one of our doors and our floor, this door goes out to the backyard it could have crawled in there. The only plus is, I haven't seen any in the kitchen, which is where I assume they like to live. My skin was crawling and I had a hard time falling asleep. We had a bug guy spray outside a couple of weeks ago. I am debating on whether I should have him spray inside. My concern with that is, we have a very old cat that lives inside. Decisions, decisions. At this time I am hoping for the best.
Connie: I hope his eye heals quickly.
Debbie: Mr. Clean erasers work really well on the floor. They have those for mops now. I think the amount of pressure you can use while on your hands and knees make it work better. Maybe buy the mop head and still be on your hands and knees.
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Sep-2010 10:42am|
I'm so sorry about the roach. They can come in your house anyway at anytime. Even in your groceries. I hope you don't see anymore. Go quietly into the kitchen in the night and turn the lights on real fast to see if there are any. If you don't see any running you can be reasonably sure you won't see anymore.
|Connie||posted 7-Sep-2010 11:53am|
Every once in a blue moon we get a roach. It is the worst feeling! I remember reading they can come in from produce you buy at the grocery store. Debbie, I could mop my floors everyday! Between our foot trafic and the dogs, it could use it. But I'm lucky if I get to it once a week. Oh well.
154.2 this morning. Taking MIL to the doc today and then some more housework. And we have a 50% chance of rain! Please, let us get some rain.
|Connie||posted 7-Sep-2010 6:46pm|
Back from running around. I drove home with 2 Backyard bacon cheeseburgers and managed to keep my hands out of the wonderfully smelling bag! One is for son and one is for husband. I'm not sure what I'm having for dinner yet.
|Connie||posted 7-Sep-2010 7:32pm|
Ok, what I'm saying is I really had a struggle over the bacon cheeseburger. I was so tempted. I kept trying to think about what I could have instead and I kept saying to myself nothing tastes as good as thin feels. I am only a week (?) or so into eating right on a continuous basis and I was almost done in by a bacon cheeseburger. I want to not be tempted any more. Is anyone else having any success with NFNS? I need a buddy...
|Bear||posted 7-Sep-2010 8:32pm|
what's wrong with a bacon cheeseburger, no bun?
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Sep-2010 9:20pm|
BUT I second the burger with bacon and no bun. Hold it between two lettuce leaves and a couple nice thick slices of tomato!
|Hilda||posted 7-Sep-2010 9:36pm|
Hamburger patty with avocado slice and a little mustard is good.No bun.
I stuck my finger nail in my eye once scratched my cornea. I was putting on mascara and missed. It was the worst pain I ever had. I had to wear an eye patch for several days. It as like someone stuck a stick in my eye. I sympathize.
I have had soft contacts since 1994. I am very near-sighted and then had trouble with small print. My left eye is for close up and the right RX is for distance. I have my glasses in the same RX for when I take my contacts out at night. I rarely wear my glasses, but need them in case of emergency. I first got the no line progressive lenses, but I have had the monovision prescription in my glasses for 10 years and they work for me. I am on the computer a lot.
How do you help a friend who tells you she is depressed? I know she is lonely, but otherwise has a lot going for herself, in my opinion. I have introduced her to lots of people since she moved here, but she has not made any friends. I am worried about her. She refuses to take any medication for anything.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Sep-2010 1:23am|
Clinical depression has nothing to do with what is going on in your life. Your life can be perfect and it still wouldn't matter. Someone who has never had depression has no idea how paralizing it can be. I remembr my MIL saying she wouldn't let herself get depressed. This statement told me she has no idea what depression is. It is not the blues.
Situational depression is temporary. Meaning depression caused by something that has happened and a person can get over it eventualy.
She should talk to a doctor who can help to figure out which kind she is suffering from.
My friend just lost her 30 year old nephew to depression. It is extremely serious. It is wonderful that you want to help her.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Sep-2010 8:30am|
K10, See anymore inivited guests?
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Sep-2010 8:51am|
I meant univited!
|Connie||posted 8-Sep-2010 9:19am|
Morning ladies. Ok, the cheeseburger looked and smelled soooooo good, with the bun on it. I thought about taking the bun off...but I swear, if I had unwrapped that burger I would have ate it in 3 bites bun and all. I was just so tense about it. Does that make sense? I didn't trust myself to do the right thing at that moment. I had to get away from it. Hopefully today I will feel more in control.
The good news is 153 this morning. That is motivating. Son's eye is much better today. He sees the doc this afternoon and hopefully he will be released from his care.
Hilda, I went through something like this with my mom. She was depressed and refused to take meds. I talked with her and explained how much my meds have changed my life. Literally, changed my life. I also had to point out her behaviors that made her life difficult, for her and those around her. She decided to give my med a try. 3 days later she was already getting relief. One week later she told me "antidepressant" was just a word...a word people shouldn't be afraid of. If your friend isn't able to reach out for help I think you have no choice but to limit your exposure. I just don't want her negativity to rub off on you. Good luck.
Taking MIL to the base to get her prescriptions filled and then some grocery shopping. But first, a little surfing on line.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Sep-2010 9:25am|
Do you guys ever get frustrated with all the paper work that needs to be saved? It seems like there are things that just don't have a place yet but I don't want to get rid of it. My desk is driving me nuts. I need to go through files and weed out the things from
years gone by to make room for todays things, I guess. Maybe I should think about what advise I would give to someone else in my position. Sometimes its easier to give advise than to do what you know needs to be done. Does that make nay sense?
|Bronwyn||posted 8-Sep-2010 11:53am|
Debbie I hate paper work. There is so much of it all the time to deal with and I don't know what to do with all of it...lots of it is my husbands and he doesn't deal with it. Debbie for you it is especially lots because I remember when I had 4 kids in school and all the forms and so forth that would come home......daily
Connie glad your sons eye is mending......that sounded dreadful and so painful.
I can't believe I have another funeral today. A mother of 4 children. In her last pregnancy 5 years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer and has been fighting it for 5 years now. She has been through so many different treatments and of course the cancer spread to other areas. It has been so sad and hard to watch. She has worried so much about her children. Her husband has been there but he seems to have just "come undone" and not been able to be as supportive of her and the kids as they needed.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Sep-2010 12:03pm|
I'm making beef stew today. My 10 yr old asked me to make it.
I was thinking about a neighbor we had whe I was a little girl. She asked my parents if she would ake my sister and I to church. It was the first church we had ever gone to and I learned of Jesus there. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes to think of the huge impact that neighbor had on my life. We only went with her a few times but it opened my heart to hear the calling of God. Hearing the word of God is so important in our lives. Those early church visits prepared me for something that happened in the third grade. A little friend of mine was upset about something. I joyfully told her that it would be ok and began to explain how God sent his son Jesus to be our saviour and we would all be going to Heaven if we believed in Him.
Isn't it amazing how much impact a simple invitation to an innocent child can be?