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hollybelle - Sunday Oct 04, 2015
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Baby's skin is some better - still terrible, though, not as bad as two days ago.  Bless her little heart.  She was so sweet at the family get together.  Playing with other kids. She is a charmer.  

I didn't do badly at the restaurant - really didn't like the food -so no real temptations.  I did have one big piece of cake and it was delicious if I do say so - since I made it - two layer German Chocolate - totally homemade.  :-)  It was all eaten up so no worries about left overs.

I had a big breakfast today. Two sausage and biscuits.  They are very small I make them special - from scratch and a biscuit with jam and an egg

Going to clean up bedroom and do laundry.  Sorting clothes for Fall vs Summer and putting stuff away for the season.  

Baby girl may make an appearance later today.

puddles on 10/04/2015:
Wow you have been busy. Have a great evening.

hollybelle on 10/05/2015:
Thanks Puddles.

Umpqua on 10/05/2015:
Oh my, I would love to sample your cake and your homemade biscuits. That's one thing none of my Yankee friends can make, in fact we rarely see it on a menu up here. I'm glad Rosalie's skin is improving and she's doing well!

hollybelle on 10/05/2015:
Your "Yankee friends" ??? LOL! Cracked me up. What on earth do you eat for breakfast? That is a joke. I will be glad to give you recipe for cake and icing. The biscuits are only semi homemade - I use a biscuit mix - just like my homemade - but easier. Secret to biscuits is don't over work them and cook them hot - 450 degrees. I like them thin and crunchy on outside and soft inside. OK enough recipe talk - now I'm hungry!

horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2015:
I am so glad that baby girl is doing better :) you must feel so much better too!

Glad to hear the restaurant was a success for you. I also had some pie last night but not homemade like yours. It was excellent though, and I admit maybe I shouldn't have tasted it! I should have just stuck to the Italian cookie...with me, I never really feel good after having something high in carbs, I just tend to get s big crash and then bigger cravings for more sweets the next morning..

hollybelle on 10/05/2015:
Thank you - she is better. I hear you about carbs / sugar and crash! I did OK Sat night because I spread it all out and didn't have too high calorie count over all - around 1800.

biscottibody59 on 10/05/2015:
Ooh--German Choc Cake--haven't had (or made) one in years. Glad your G'baby is improving with the skin thing!

Umpqua on 10/06/2015:
LOL, well yeah, us Northerners here have no clue about biscuits. At least that type! Sounds wonderful, please share the recipes when you get a chance. My girlfriend and her son are coming to stay this weekend and I'd love to make a few treats!

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hollybelle - Saturday Oct 03, 2015
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This week has been pretty stressful.  The baby was over Thursday night and I gave her a bath.  All I can say is her skin is awful, awful, awful!  You just can't imagine.  It is healing but she has great big patches that are nothing but scabs on her wrists and knees and so much of the rest is covered in big patches of blood red scales.  The ONLY good thing about it all is that she seems to be in a good mood and not in pain, although I don't know how!  THANK you for all your supportive comments!

Anyway - I haven't exercised  much this week - short walk on Tuesday and Thursday.  My eating, on the other hand has been good.  I tend to do fine if  have soup on hand in the cooler weather.   Made Bean Soup and Cauliflower Soup this week. Having soup with small piece of cornbread and or salad is very satisfying to me.

Going to NKY for birthday celebrations today - Rachel and Will and Baby Rosalie going with us!  Next weekend going up again for Bonfire potluck.  That is always a good time - if it doesn't rain. Both will include lots of food and drink.  I can make good choices on the food - probably - LOL-and the drink is never a problem for me!  One of the birthday celebrations is for my Mother-in-Law.  She will be 74.  After her serious illness 3 years ago - on her birthday, I might add!  We are so happy to be celebrating with her. 

Baby girl is coming at 9:00 this morning for a couple of hours while her mom runs a 5k downtown.  We might go see her if it is dry - but slim chance.  Hope to get a walk with stroller in while she is here but again depends on weather. 

OR took his stair climber to work - I am inspired to get on elliptical trainer in my basement and see how the old back holds out on that.  Back has improved!  OH Goodness looking at this post - I sound like and OLD lady!   gotta do something about this!  :-)

grannyannie on 10/03/2015:
Poor baby! The soups sound yummy. Enjoy the party.

ohioraven on 10/03/2015:
Get on that horse and ride, Holly.

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hollybelle - Sunday Sep 27, 2015
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Well, here I am again.  Picture day didn't go well - still no pics.  The work lady cancelled because of rain.  I took her to J C Penneys - just to try to get some pictures. No dice.  She wouldn't let me put her down anywhere near the picture posing set!  We even watched another baby get it's picture taken!  It gets worse from here.  Rosalie has super sensitive skin. She has had some degree of eczema since she was born.  The outfit I put her in to have pic taken caused an allergic reaction even though it had been washed prior to her wearing it - I didn't wash it.  It was a hand-me down - very cute and apparently my thought that since it was used and not new it would be OK to put on her.  She ran a fever, her little legs looked like they were blistered and we had to call the after hours pediatrician!  Two RXs later.......doctor thought it was probably contact dermatitis, but she had been on an antibiotic (penicillin based) and the RX they gave her today was non-penicillin based.  I cried last night - this morning.  To think I had contributed to this.  

Anyway -making cauliflower soup now -  made bean soup earlier.  Going to be a soup kind of week.  Lots of exercise this weekend.....two big long walks pushing stroller and running errands.  Eating - fine.  Going to have a piece of pumpkin cake - no icing type cake tonight.  Here's to a better week.  I hate to think about going back to work tomorrow.  If I can just make it until May!

thinkpositive on 09/27/2015:
So sorry about little Rosalie's rash. Poor little girl. I can certainly understand why you feel so bad about it but you had no idea about the outfit. A soup week sounds like a good idea!

Umpqua on 09/28/2015:
xx Don't blame yourself, that was a weird allergic reaction that you couldn't have predicted. Jake (my older son) has eczema and it was worse when he was a baby and toddler. It has steadily improved along with his seasonal allergies and he can just put Aquaphor on his dry patches now. I hope it's a better week for you!

horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2015:
Are you retiring in May? May will come before you know it. I feel the same way about April for my sister's wedding - I hope to make it until then lol!

Sorry to hear about Rosalie but don't take it too much to heart. I hope the baby gets better soon :)

Glad to hear you were able to get the exercise in. After not really walking for months, I did it (a bit too much for my current fitness level) and I feel it helps a ton in burning calories :). I also feel that doing moderate activity probably helps regulate appetite..

Soup is always a great choice! My mom always makes a wonderful chicken vegetable soup..

Maria7 on 09/30/2015:
You never know...don't blame yourself, Holly. I hope she is doing much better today. Hope you have a real good day today, too. :-D

biscottibody59 on 10/01/2015:
I hope things have improved with Rosalie and you've gotten some good nights of sleep!

hollybelle - Friday Sep 25, 2015
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Thanks for your comments.  Sorry to be absent for a few days.  I have been doing well for the week.  I have had two long walks already and plan on a couple more this weekend.  I have done OK on food - not too many "treats" really nothing big.  This work week can't end soon enough!  Unbelievable stuff. 

Going to try to get Rosalie's picture again on Saturday.  We'll see how it goes!  I am using a lady from work who takes pictures in her spare time.  She has done some cute ones of other employee kids that turned out well.  So hope she can get a few of Rosalie! 

Umpqua on 09/25/2015:
I'm glad things are going well on the food end. Good luck with the photos this weekend, I know that can be a challenge! :)

hollybelle - Saturday Sep 19, 2015
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Didn't get to post yesterday - had baby girl for 3 hours again last night - won't take time to post foods from yesterday - but it was a good food day.  No problem at night since I hardly get to eat when Rosalie is here.  Husband's minor surgery on Wed went well, but he did get a black eye as a result - surgery was on his forehead-skin issue.  He can't walk dogs until tomorrow -so I have been walking them by myself - keeps me active.

Today I made Umpqua's carrot soup with tomatillo relish.  A Fall tradition for the last several years.  Delicious!  Walked the dogs early and will have Rosalie for a few hours around 2:30 today.  She is so much fun now!  Talking and walking and starting to feed herself more.  Mark asked her if she wanted him to read a book to her and she pointed to the desk and said "glasses" because she knows he has to go get his glasses before he can read to her!  LOL!

Have a good day everyone!  Will post food later or tomorrow!

B:  LF WW Waffle with honey

L:  Carrot Soup, tortilla chips and guacamole Tea

D:  Parmesan encrusted tilapia, more soup and Lemon pie!!!  Tea

Walked 2 miles and chased baby girl around the playground for about an hour!

Maria7 on 09/19/2015:
I had wrote something on your other entry and when I sent it, your today's entry just came up, hahaha! Sounds like you are having fun with your Grandaughter. She is so smart! :-D

hollybelle on 09/20/2015:
Well, we sure think so! It is so much fun to watch her! I am a fool in love! Hahahaha!

Maria7 on 09/19/2015:
Are you still getting scupponong grapes?

hollybelle on 09/20/2015:
Hi Maria! I have eaten them over the last month several times. The last time, I wasn't sure it was caused by grapes, but my mouth broke out. It was kind of affected for about a week! I LOVE the grapes and the muscadine grapes, too. I'll wait and see what happens next year when I get them! How are you doing?

puddles on 09/19/2015:
it is the time to enjoy them. Have a great day.

livinglight on 09/20/2015:
Your granddaughter sounds very sweet - I am sure she is loving time with you!

ohioraven on 09/20/2015:
Good exercise.

thinkpositive on 09/20/2015:
So much fun at that age! I miss having little ones. My yougest granddaughter is 10!! They grow up so fast.

Umpqua on 09/21/2015:
I'm so glad to hear you still make that soup - I need to make a batch! I'm also glad your husband's surgery went well and it sounds like you had a nice weekend with Rosalie!

horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2015:
Great eating and activity. Seems you have a lot keeping you busy lately but sounds like it is more good busy than not. Rosalie is your granddaughter right? Happy that you are able to enjoy her in just the right amounts lol! Glad you have the energy and spirit to enjoy her and spend time with her - that is the best. And also glad your husband is doing ok :) well wishes to him.

biscottibody59 on 09/24/2015:
Hope you're doing well!

hollybelle - Thursday Sep 17, 2015
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Today I didn't do that well at work because I didn't eat enough during the early part of the day and had a grab fest on sesame honey chews (kind of like candy).  I ate 10 of them - but they are tiny.  I am not sure of the calories - will look it up.  

B:  Coffee 1/2 C brown cow maple yogurt 1/4 C hemp and flax seed granola

L:  apple and 2T peanut butter

S:  10 sesame chews - Turns out they have only about 10 cals each!  so not bad!

D:   1/2 small boneless pork chop baked with some panko bread crumbs and Italian dressing seasoning, 1/4 C mashed potatoes 1 C greens with Asian dressing

No exercise as I was whipped when I got up this morning to begin with and we had baby girl for about 3 hours right after work and went to bed early!

 Tomorrow is FRIDAY!  Going to walk Friday night AND Sat morning and want to clean bedroom drawers and closet and get ready for FALL!

Umpqua on 09/18/2015:
Nice job keeping your serving sizes so small, especially at dinner. I probably eat double that on a regular night and could easily do more! I am SO ready for fall this year, waiting for the weather to cooperate. Hope you have a nice weekend!

Maria7 on 09/19/2015:
Well it was just a little sweets. Hope you are having a good day today. :-D

hollybelle - Wednesday Sep 16, 2015
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Weight: 0.0

B:  Coffee, one ancient grains toast with honey

EARLY lunch - same as yesterday exactly!

S:  Small Dairy Queen cone

Not hungry at all right now!  4:30.  Husband had to have minor surgery today so I took off work.  We had to get up early and he didn't eat before hand so I grabbed coffee and toast.  We had early lunch at same restaurant I ate lunch in yesterday and then he wanted Dairy Queen treat.  I could have done worse.  I will eat really light tonight and update here. 

thinkpositive on 09/16/2015:
Not bad really and yes your husband probably enjoyed sharing the cone with you.

Umpqua on 09/17/2015:
I hope all went well with the surgery. Good job with the consistent eating!

livinglight on 09/17/2015:
Its great you got to spend some quality time with your husband.

hollybelle - Tuesday Sep 15, 2015
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B:  apple, coffee

S:  Whole wheat Raspberry "newton" type cookie 

L:  Mixed greens pecan Dijon chicken salad (sm) butternut squash soup water

S: 8 sesame honey chews

D:  Coleslaw corn kale and 3 fried green tomatoes - from home cooking restaurant locally

not too bad on food today - going on same walk in a few as we did last night-2 miles.

thinkpositive on 09/16/2015:
I like your meals. Getting in the mood for some butternut sou[/

hollybelle - Monday Sep 14, 2015
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Weight: 0.0

Ate too much today - but it was healthy and mindfully eaten and I walked two miles.  Food was:

B:  1 piece of Ancient Grain Toast with 1t peach jam / 1 cup coffee

L:  @Good Foods Café - 1/2 C red beans and rice / 1-1/2 C spinach salad with 1/2 boiled egg, peas, goat cheese and balsamic vinegarette

S:  1/2 C maple yogurt and 1/4 C hemp and flax seed granola

D:  Meatballs and sauce / cabbage, carrots and tea

Drank 40ish oz of water - pretty good for me.  

Tomorrow will be better but I give myself some points for water and exercise today.

livinglight on 09/15/2015:
Well done :)

ohioraven on 09/15/2015:
A pretty good day.

Umpqua on 09/15/2015:
Excellent clean foods and walking, well done! And I just saw a recipe with goat cheese, need to pick some up since it's soooo good.

biscottibody59 on 09/15/2015:
Very good--enjoy your evening!

hollybelle - Saturday Sep 12, 2015
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Weight: 0.0

OK, so I haven't been doing all that well with food or exercise.  Lots going on that I will post about at some point, but I read all the comments about eating high fat and sugar related to not getting the signal that I am full!  How soon we forget!  I think that is why.  Getting back on better eating habits tomorrow.  Starting tomorrow out with a long walk and some healthy oatmeal for breakfast.  

I am making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner tomorrow, but I can have a big salad and small serving of spaghetti and meatballs and make it work OK. This week will be better. 

More later.....

horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2015:
Sorry to hear it's been a little struggle at your end. Hopefully you can find the time to relax and write more about it...

And as for your dinner, that's how I do things too. Lots of veggies and usually smaller portions of everything else :)

ohioraven on 09/13/2015:
Hi, Holly. Sometimes it's hard to find time for ourselves. We are SO busy. Spaghetti is My monster in my closet. I used to eat it all the time. Now I can't go near it. Maybe if I was on death row I'd eat it again. But it's a habit I can't have a little of. It would be like giving a drink to an alcoholic. I just wouldn't be able to stop. Anyway sorry to rant on your dinner. I don't mean it that way. I'm always glad to see your posts. Enjoy your walk today. Hang in there KentuckyGirl.

puddles on 09/13/2015:
I also have a hard time having spaghetti - I think actually I must be Italian because anything pasta and tomatoe is right up my alley of comfort. I turn into a bottomless pit. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 09/14/2015:
Good attitude Holly, and I know how tough this battle can be, especially when other stuff in life complicates things. I hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend!

biscottibody59 on 09/14/2015:
Have a good week!

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