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thinnside40 - Tuesday Jan 13, 2015
(Healthy Lifestyle and Excercise)
Weight: 265.0

I had an entry way earlier today, but when I hit the "post", it sent me to "page unavailable".... Of course that meant "it's gone". Soooooooo, late night here @ 10:30 although in bed way sooner than gotten used to..

After a normal day around here.... Had supper ready when Paul got home, did all the dishes, fixed tomorrow's lunches and went a mile on the Gazelle all before 9:00 p.m. That's progress right there. Loving the feeling that comes with everyday successes, as it breeds more "want to". :)

2 sl. Ezekiel toast spread w/ mixed SB p.b., honey, hemp hearts...Decaf coffee

10 oz. decaf, s.f. vanilla, n.f. latte

5.5 oz. l.s. V-8

1 homemade egg roll (cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, chicken breast, seasonings), 1.5 c. stir fry (same as egg roll filling minus seasoning. But added edamame, cauliflower, asparagus and brocolli)

banana, 1 caramel rice cake

H2o- 40 oz. 16 oz, plain hot tea, 8 oz. lemon juice~honey~mother vinegar~hot water concoction.

16 minutes Gazelle (1 mile)





Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 110 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/14/2015:
Good work, you're definitely in a healthy routine now!

thinnside40 - Monday Jan 12, 2015
(Healthy Lifestyle and Excercise)
Weight: 265.0

My husband was out of town from the 26th of December until last Thursday. Re-commited to downsizing just the 4 days prior on DD. I'd already began "being good" before that though. Of course, the first thing he wanted to do was for us to go out to dinner before coming home. Chose the best could from the breakfast menu beings as I hadn't eaten yet that day. From there it was a bit of struggle to continue without interruption of plans until yesterday when refusing to let anyone/anything sabotage (not purposefully) what had been started. Didn't turn to sugars, etc. Just not behaved as well.... He's been sick, I've been lazy. :(

So this morning, pulled the 2 sets of scales from the bathroom closet. The needle fell EXACTLY where thought it was going to.  Where it was @ Dr. office a year ago. No gain is GREAT! Not that the number is comforting as it sits on the butt, thighs, hips and on the twin chin that can't be covered up like the rest. BUT, I'll take it, living with it as long need be until it's worked off.

Speaking of working off, the Zumba class tryout last Monday that was the 1st/last. Still thinking about wanting to do something similar..... Listened to the newest Mercy Me CD on Spotify last week. Bought it yesterday.   Love to move/dance and the entire album could be worked with for an at-home routine. Listen to music all day long @ home most of the time anyway. Learning to put moves to it is on agenda for a workout.


Breakfast/Dinner (ugh, the sleep in thing has got to stop) ~ breakfast burrito (Ezekiel tortilla, 2 eggs, 2 TBS. grated cheese, tomato), decaf coffee, grapefruit

Snack ~ 0

40 minute walk in the gym while Meg did Zumba class, 30 wall push ups (need to gently build up strength in the arms and chest due to tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome along w/A.R. that effects all the left side)

Supper ~ Salad (romaine, ground turkey breast, tomatoes, cucumber, black beans, chickpeas, 1/2 avocado, skimp of ranch dressing

Snack ~ orange

H2o ~ 60 oz.


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 110 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/12/2015:
maintenance is definitely good, and you'll get on track. you sound very determined and there's lots of support here ;0

puddles on 01/12/2015:
Good to see your post. Welcome back and good luck with your commitment. Wishing you a great day.

Umpqua on 01/13/2015:
That is great news that you maintained through the past year. I'm am loving the dance game I've been doing for cardio, it's such a great workout! I hope you have a good one.

thinnside40 - Wednesday Jan 07, 2015
(Healthy Lifestyle and Excercise)
Weight: 0.0

Horrible habit of being a night owl and sleeping in way past what should be. Husband has been out of town for work since the day after Christmas and will be back home tomorrow morning. Hopefully that will get me back into a better routine.

This will be my 5th day without any "added" sugar (flavored iced tea the hugest adjustment), soda pop (diet or regular). My 3rd day without bread made w/flour.

Amazing how such short amount of time can take the cravings for wanting more, more, more and more away. Christmas wasn't so bad for baked goods. But candy cane tootsie pops, old fashioned candy, chocolates, etc. the downfall.

I will be weighing for the first time in a long time as soon as I can find the bathroom scale before eating anything. Have an idea of what it's going to say. Just want to track progress, in order to look back some day and see just how far I've come. Initially was going to just let the change of fit in clothing/size work... Changed my mind, as knowing self, it will be a regret if not having numbers be involved somehow in this journey. Meaning I have an OCDism with numbers.... I'm an even/balanced nut. LOL.

Hope your day is successful and for those in super cold weather. Keep warm and safe!


Breakfast ~ 1 c. steel cut oats w/raisins, 1 TBS. hemp hearts, 1 tsp. honey & 1/4c. NF milk, banana, decaf coffee, 1 c. o.j.

Dinner ~ albacore tuns sandwich (tuna, m.w. w/olive oil, pickle spear, 2 slices Ezelkiel toast), peach seltzer.

Snack ~ Apple

Supper ~

Snack ~

H2o ~

Exercise ~ Dancing to one upbeat MercyMe song during housework breaks (trying to incoroprate some of the Zumba moves I learned the other night at my first n last class)......More of something else later

puddles on 01/07/2015:
Yes you do start to notice the withdrawal of sugar and flour items and even the pop almost immediately. Your doing good keep it up. Have a great evening.

Umpqua on 01/08/2015:
You are doing an excellent job! I too try not to be a slave to the scale but I need to see those numbers move to stay motivated. Keep it up!

thinnside40 on 01/12/2015:
I won't be slave to it, but I know down the road I'll wonder where the starting point was. :)

mcwoo40 on 01/12/2015:
Hey Thinny,nice to see you back :-)I too are having another attempt.I was going to start last week,but my greed got the better of me BUT I have hubby and older daughter on board now so I think it will be so much easier,I think!!!Catch up soon Jules

thinnside40 on 01/12/2015:

thinnside40 on 01/14/2015:
Waiting for your entry :)

biscottibody59 on 01/12/2015:
Good to "see" you thinnie! Don't stop posting--you know where and what that gets you:-)

Looking forward to hearing more and more from you!

Take care of yourself nevertheless girlie!

thinnside40 on 01/12/2015:
I'm headed to the "post" here in a few minutes :)

thinnside40 - Tuesday Jan 06, 2015
(Healthy Lifestyle and Excercise)
Weight: 0.0

A.M. ~ breakfast burrito (Ezekiel tortilla, 2 eggs, 2 TBS. shredded cheese, 1 TBS. hemp hearts), mixed fresh fruit (mango, strawberries, banana, pineapple, kiwi), decaf coffee, 4 oz. o.j.

Snack ~ small can l.s. V-8

P.M. ~ salad (1 c. romaine, grape tomatoes, 3/4 c. black beans/garbanzos (rinsed n drained), cucumber, 1 TBS. hemp hearts, grilled chicken breast and dressing of 1/2 avocado smashed w/ 1 TBS. ranch dressing), 2 bites of Mexican chicken lasagna and one homemade cornbread crouton (tried something new for the others and could of eaten the whole pan by myself)

Snack ~ Popcorn

H2o intake~ 32 oz. plain water & 32 oz. water w/fresh squeezed lemon wedge, 1 oz. Bragg's Mother vinegar and 1 oz. honey

Exercise ~ (not done yet)

Umpqua on 01/07/2015:
Your foods sound so delicious. I hope you have a great day!

thinnside40 - Monday Jan 05, 2015
(Healthy Lifestyle and Excercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hello! Hello! Hello! Told myself if I could remember user name and password, it's meant to be I'm back logging, gathering inspiration and making "self" priority. Got it right on the first try...YeeHaw :)

In a large nutshell is my thoughts, my goal and a bit of history since beginning DD on 01/21/2009 for those of you who don't know who "thinnie" is :)                                                                             

Was going to try and start a facebook page in my realm of "friends" gathered via my "junkin' n thriftin'" (aka Jerri Clark - Primitive Childhood Home) for support and inspiration, but changed my mind as DD was such a great tool previously and I'm showing I've only been stalled since 2013 (oops), not a quitter..... Have missed some of you all very much!

 A resolution person in the slightest bit I am not not not....BUT, I am a goal setter and full of grit/tenacity when my mind set is where I have finally found it again this last couple weeks without much 110% action until this last 3 days. On 01/21/2009 began a journey that lasted a little over a year until "life" happened and "me" on the back burner a must. Had lost around 40 pounds, was up to walking 6 miles a day without fail no matter where I had to fit it in. The back burner issue has been hindrance as things out of my control a majority of the time. NOW, there isn't any thing in my way other than self. I have a goal set, not a #'s (both pound and number aspect ) but a physical one by the end of this year. It is of personal importance to me, as it's something that is a strong desire to mark off the "bucket list" if I may put it there. Never able to years ago due to being "shy" about it, physically fit after losing 70#'s before getting married.... But 22 years later continue to have the strong "want to" without shyness to achieve hands down with growing together as a couple in husband/wife or couples life aspect sometimes happens as should when there's genuine love.......But with the "fluffy" part the definite " it ain't happenin' now". I will interject here my husband has NEVER EVER said a word about numbers, size or griped at me about weighty issues... It's my own desire I believe will to drive me to succeed along with the obvious health benefits of prioritizing myself again. Another interjection here is my goal isn't of anything "nasty",but natural I believe...... It's both a physical and mental balancing. I know from experience if not able to walk or at least go on the Gazelle a few miles, I was crabby...Once able, was near perfect to live with...LOL..ha ha.
Early 2013 I was hit with high b.p, most likely on the verge of a stroke. Between stress of losing 5 family members, near losing my husband, moving from our home of 17 years back to childhood home within a 6 month period in 2012 and some extra poundage it's contributors... I've managed to keep that under control and did drop a few pounds. Maintained and progress stalled.
I say all that to say this...Been seeing people get on the "resolution wagon" of which I'm not being a nay-sayer, but also am saying I'm not a resolutionist. Strongly saying I will be one of resolve to succeed along with those who are trying to achieve goals. Strength also comes from being inspired and being inspiring.
Have a sweet friend who is half my age.. She recently become a Zumba instructor, has a class 4 nights a week and herself has dropped 40#'s in the last 9 months. Her mom, also a sweet friend is a faithful attendee to classes.. She's always been teensy tinsey, but enjoys the stress relief the class offers.... Sooooooo, Jerri is going tonight for the first time in such a safe environment of the class of 3-5 average (including the instructor and her mom).(Update on Zumba below). Meg (15 year old daughter) and one of her friends in tow.

Plan is to initially cut out "added" sugars, refined foods, add some kind of daily exercise, be patient with self and do the best I can every day.


No A.M. foods..(working on a better schedule/sleep pattern)

Dinner: Ezekeil Bread Toast spread w/Hemp Hearts and Honey...... Banana.....Decaf Coffee

Snack: Apple.....

Supper (after first and last Zumba class): Baked Chicken Breast, Mixed Veggies sprinkled w/ Parmesan, 1/2 Sweet Potato w/ skiff of butter....32 oz. S.F. Peach/Raspberry Iced Tea

Snack: Orange and Tea (mixed w/ TBS of Bragg's Mother Vinegar)

Water: Approx. 32 oz.


puddles on 01/05/2015:
Welcome back.

thinnside40 on 01/06/2015:
Thank You! Feels good to be back.

Jezebel on 01/06/2015:
I don't do resolutions either.

museumgirl on 01/06/2015:
Welcome back! Thanks for sharing. I can relate to a lot of what you say here. I don't do resolutions, I have my own level of "resolve" called stubbornness.

I don't do zumba either, I am too uncoordinated and would hurt someone! glad you have a supportive husband - mine is too, and it helps. I am doing this for me, no one else. :) There's a lot of great support here from everyone else on this journey to well-being. glad you are along, too.

thinnside40 on 01/06/2015:
Thank You! Feels good to be back. I too am stubborn.. Put it to good use!

Umpqua on 01/06/2015:
Welcome back, it's good to see another "old-time" member around! You've been through a lot and I admire your resolve to stay on track. I feel the same way about resolutions, I don't do them but rather commit to making changes in my life and take the necessary steps/do the necessary work to make that happen. I hope to see more posts from you!

thinnside40 on 01/06/2015:
I was happy to see some names I recognized. Thank You! Feels good to be back.

thinkpositive on 01/06/2015:
Although I don't do resolutions I am often saying that I will Lose 20 pounds before ... And then it doesn't happen & then disappointment. And so it goes,

thinnside40 on 01/06/2015:
I hear ya!

thinnside40 - Tuesday Jan 29, 2013

Weight: 242.0


Have been hanging in there. I received test results from the Dr. last Monday finally. One abnormality with my liver function. I will go back in 3 months to re-test. Many causing factors of which I have a feeling I know exactly which one(s) have mine showing up as it has....Going to work on fixing it!

Our life is never boring. Hubby got sent to California for a week and just got back a week ago tomorrow and the last 4 days I've been contending with hives. This is my 3rd go around with them in the last 2 years. 

I have noted that the scale has went down 3 numbers of which I could not be more happier at this stage of my recommitment... Baby steps so I don't get discouraged easily with the hecticness of our lives. 

A change I've made, as well as starting to fix meals at home again and taking charge of eating habits, etc. that makes me feel better is tending to my husband more like I did when we were first married. We celebrated 20 years of marriage in November. He was gone for 3 weeks right before then. I decided when he got home that he now was more of a priority than had been in a very long time. Mostly due to us both making kids, taking care of family, etc. the priority for us both for so many years. I am not a morning person!!! He gets up @ 4:30 a.m. and gets home around 6:00 p.m., but I have been making coffee, breakfast & fixing his lunch. Sometimes I go back to bed, others I stay up and get housework done.... I just have to say, when doing something for your spouse that you used to do that has slipped through the cracks for whatever reason.... Despite them usually not noticing something you've changed or done new. The old things that have been renewed are noticed! That is a gift to me that makes me want to be a better wife all the way around....Simplicity is my motto. He does not say one word about my weighty issue(s) and has always been there for me no matter what it is/was. That makes me want to drop this poundage even moreso to make us both feel better..Although; It is for ME first!!!!!! Then I want to be an ATTENTION GETTER....hehehehehehehe  

Started the day off with some blueberry NF Greek yogurt, banana & a cup of black coffee.....Off to swishing/sloshing & tumbling laundry. Good Day Y'all!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 87 lbs to go!

legcramps on 01/29/2013:
Awe, a recommittment to making hubby a priority is so sweet!!! Have a wonderful day today :)

legcramps on 01/29/2013:
RYC: thanks for the suggestion on flex-a-min. Once I talk to the doc, i'll have to consider this, and umpqua also suggested something called arnica. I just have a bad feeling that these issues won't be fixed easily :(

Umpqua on 01/29/2013:
Congrats on your loss and I bet your husband really appreciates your efforts, so nice of you!

thenewMLE on 01/29/2013:
Congrats on your loss and your wonderful attitude towards your marriage! You are so right about the pleasure of doing for your husband when he notices and appreciates you! That is the secret to marriage - love your spouse as your best friend and NEVER mistreat or speak meanly to them. Once the kids are gone, they are all you have and if you have verbally damaged them or destroyed the original bond that was so electric, it's a hard road ahead. You tend to overlook your own needs AND your spouse's needs because the kids' needs are so strong. When my girls turned 16 and were driving and not home all the time, hubby and I started "dating" each other again. First rule was we could not talk about the kids or money. That was the most awkward quiet 3 weeks of my life!! We are way past that (kids are 21 and 22 now) and we have started living our lives over and having fun like we did when we were 16. We got heavy together and neither of us ever criticized the other, but we have enjoyed losing together (even though it was quicker and easier for him!). Good luck with the medical issues and have a great week!!

Puddles on 01/29/2013:
Really touching. It is as easy to be nice as the alternative but the reward of being nice far exceed the other alternative. I have been a widow for 27 years and truly cherish the memories of all those sweet and simple actions. The world is a much nicer place when kindness is involved. Congrats on your new attitude. It will always payoff 10 fold. Have a good day.

OhioRaven on 01/29/2013:
Good post, 40.

V on 01/29/2013:
Hey there thinny!! Congrats on your loss..Have a wonderful week!

mskitty on 01/30/2013:
Well I definitely would not say my mindset is defaulted to thinking the worst. I am just upset that I have to wait so long, I am more stressed about work then anything else.

biscottibody59 on 01/30/2013:
Love the cartoon:-)

I hope all your efforts pay off--you can do this! Congrats on the loss as well!

Maria7 on 02/05/2013:
That is such a CUTE cartoon above. :-D Hope you are doing well and your loved ones, too. Please remember our family in prayer. I am glad you are back at DD again. You've been VERY MISSED. :-)

thinnside40 - Monday Jan 14, 2013

Weight: 245.0

                                                                                      Happy 2 weeks into the New Year!

2012 in a nutshell: We had 19 deaths between 5 family members and 14 friends. We've moved after 20 years in the same home. God remained faithful! 

 This 2013 has been a rough start. With 1 year anniversary of dad, brother-in-law and grandma's death before the month of January is over....

 Hubby & I both had complete physicals before 2012 ended. So far, haven't gotten any bad reports..... He has almost 100% recovered from his near death experience at the end of 2011..... That is something good!

 My weight is up to the highest of my lifetime....To which I say "ugh ugh ugh"..... So many causing factors of which I know every single one we have been rectifying one by one for the last couple weeks trying to get into a routine again..... It is hard to know where to start when so much has transpired, but starting somewhere is better than continuing on a lifestyle of just letting go out of frustration and lack of energy (emotions drain me so much more than any physical task).

  I am setting small goals each day to accomplish with housework, organizing and settling in..... It is hard to move my parent's things out of their place to put our's in, but it is coming along in baby steps that eventually show in big ways... The kids are adjusting well and we all have our moments to break down. Ben turned 19 in November and Meg will be 13 on the 20th...... I began DD when she had just turned 8.... Whew!

 Weather has been frigid day and night...Waiting til it is at least 32+ degrees to walk....We had a good snow a couple weeks ago that has stayed to keep things pretty icey after some melt. The sidewalk (who would of thunk that I would be talking about a sidewalk instead of a loooooooooooooooooooon dirt road for walking pleasure?..NOT ME!... I miss my dirt road!) is covered with ice...Meg has fallen twice on her walk to/from the bus stop this last week, so I surely don't want to give opportunity to embarrass myself in the same fashion..... She is a lean 5'6" 135lb. girl and can recover pretty well....MawMaw IS NOT! I am so thankful she is opposite as I was, cause at her age I wasn't challenged, social, etc. as she is... I was 155#'s @ 11 years old and had great difficulties with many aspects of a pre-teen/teenage life of which the reasons I will not go into....  

 Soooooooo, my vision and daily goal is to think positive....Find what it is I am all about after so long of doing for everybody else and start living "my life" again. Instead of killing myself thinking and waiting on what might go wrong for way too long now.... My emotional & physical status are hand in hand....... 

 Onto a bowl of Rachel Ray Peach-Cranberry Oatmeal and cup of coffee....


liza36 on 01/14/2013:
Wow, your 2012 does sound like it was difficult. I'm glad youare adjusting, setting goals, and trying to move forward. Good luck with all your goals, and glad you are back at DD!

Maria7 on 01/14/2013:
I hope you have a beautiful, very blessed 2013, Thin. Good to see a post from you. Cute picture at the top. Sounds like you are getting settled in. Be careful of the ice out there. :-) Love ya!

Umpqua on 01/15/2013:
I hope 2013 is a much better year for you. Welcome back to the DD!

biscottibody59 on 01/15/2013:
Enjoy 2013--hope you'll show up here more often too:-)

Take good care of yourself thinnie!

thinnside40 - Friday Aug 24, 2012
(Whatever it takes to get me to goal~ Healthy Way)
Weight: 0.0

This is on 4th of July in our backyard garden...Meg was showing my great-niece & great-nephew from Minnestota how peas grow..

Up and at'em earlier this morning...Fridays are a day off for my husband most of the time til weather changes...He had an eye appointment @ 7:05 a.m. and if he feels alright after he's done (they do lots of testing on him), I'm suggesting a day trip we have only talked about for a while now....

On the front of healthier living..... Another successful day yesterday. My brother and sister-in-law came by late evening and enjoyed supper with us....Our friends did the same on Monday evening.... By living closer now to everybody, rather than being loners out in the foothills we have more opportunity to have people just drop in or come over....Most call first... It is a huge adjustment, but getting used to it....

Onto another successful day in my mindful thinking and positively affirming myself that it will come to fruition...

Much Love~Happiness~Success to YOU!


liza36 on 08/24/2012:
What a fantastic garden! You must love eating all the wonderful fresh produce you harvest. Here's to another successful day today.

biscottibody59 on 08/24/2012:
Sounds good--enjoy your day!

Maria7 on 08/24/2012:
Wow, what a nice garden! Looks like it has really been kept well! Hope you and your Hubby had a nice day trip. Where did y'all go? :-)

V on 08/24/2012:
Man that is a STELLAR garden! Are those collards I see? I am in awe here thinny! have a great weekend <3

thinnside40 on 08/25/2012:
V~ Non collards...There is peas, cabbage, corn, tomatoes, onions, carrots, potatoes, zinnias & the trellis on the far right is grapes...My grandma always had the polk greens for my dad..OF course bacon grease & vinegar was a must when he cooked them... We don't like spinach, mustard, collard or polk ;(

TheMother on 08/25/2012:
Judging by the size of your garden, you should have enough veggies to last for quite a while. Is the soil sandy? Hope you are having a good day.

hollybelle on 08/27/2012:
Hey - just now catching up with your posts. What a BEAUTIFUL garden! My dream garden. Looks like you have grapes on the rightside of the picture????? Do you can all that stuff - how do you preserve it all?

mcwoo40 on 09/04/2012:
Just passing to say Hello,must catch up with u sometime,stick at it :-)

Maria7 on 09/04/2012:
Thinking of you...hoping your day is easy today. :-)

Maria7 on 09/09/2012:
Thinking of you...

biscottibody59 on 09/10/2012:
Yeah, I was thinking of you too--hope you're settling in and taking good care of yourself!

Maria7 on 12/31/2012:
Hope you and yours are doing well. :-)

thinnside40 - Thursday Aug 23, 2012
(Whatever it takes to get me to goal~ Healthy Way)
Weight: 0.0

I am mad, but determined I am going to make my post on my laptop...For the 5th try now!... I am determined I AM GOING TO MAKE IT...... :-)

O.K. today has been a little draggin' behiney....Yesterday's moving 2 fridges, furniture, cleaning, etc. to follow up with a muscle relaxer to get some sleep made for a s-l-o-w start today that is just now beginning to look like I may accomplish something before bedtime again... Moving after 20 years in one location to a 45 year occupied home is going to take some time... Emotionally, it is the worst thing I believe I will ever have to do in my life to remove dad and mom's things from where they "belong" to make room for our things...To let go of them soulfully to heaven was difficult, but a blessing beyond belief....They are together again and to have them back is not a wish of any of ours... But, the scent of dad's shirts in the closet and the sight of mom's tiny size 5 shoes under her bed just seems as though I could look up from my sorrowful head dropped to see them standing in front of me...But, we are all rowing tired of having to dig through the clean laundry pile to find anything to wear....Memories triggered as yesterday Meg & I cleaned out a freezer that had 08/22/2010 marked packages of corn we helped dad clean, cut off, scald, package and MeeMee, as dad called her mark the date with his black Sharpie... We both looked at each other as we realized yeterdays date marked 2 years since that day.....

Anyway, yesterday the 3rd day to letting go of convenient and take-out food began to show as even while not sitting much my feet and legs are much better...Rash is all gone and the swelling is almost gone....Banning self from Pepsi Next & RC Cola has also reaped benefits almost instantly..... We purchased a Keurig about a year ago and coffee consumption overall family wise has decreased as well now things are beginning to settle down..We had gotten to  the point of making sure to have coffee ready in case people stop by the house.... Now, less visits we don't feel like we need to empty a carafe to save from "wasting".... Getting back to healthier choices has came a lot easier than I anticipated, but I believe it is because I know my potential and to have structure back is a relief....


Time to go read/comment, then off to fix supper composed of romaine,avocado,tomato,cucumber,chickpeas,pinto beans,bbq salmon and maybe some fresh boiled beets.... Now, here's the test......... hitting the "post new blog entry" button now......................................

nunnermack on 08/23/2012:
Oh you are making me cry just reading this post. I dread the day when I have to do that. My parents are getting so old and it is going to be so hard. Hugs to you!!!

selina on 08/24/2012:
Tough times, losing one's parents is very hard, hang in there. The cycle of life is the most natural but also the most painful to endure. Stay well, take care of yourself. RYC: I've been to Cambodia, visiting. It's a very intriguing place. They witnessed a lot of human suffering several decades ago, the Killing Fields. They still suffer the consequences...

V on 08/24/2012:
Your dinner sounds amazing :P Yummo! Thinking of you my friend <3

liza36 on 08/24/2012:
I can only imagine what you are going through with the loss of your parents. My parents are experiencing health issues, and in general just getting older, and I dread the day that they decline any further. Hugs to you for what you are going through.

On a positive note, it's great you are getting back to healthier choices and recognize how much better you feel.

thinnside40 - Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
(Whatever it takes to get me to goal~ Healthy Way)
Weight: 0.0

Up and at 'em a little late this morning, but until Meg's school starts we are just waking up when we do and letting each day unfold that doesn't already have plans made for it.....

I have inherited 2 stainless steel VitaMix machines my mom purchased in the early 80's...She only tried to make bread about a dozen times to wind up making "bricks" you could build a house out of...They have been in a cupboard for about 25 years, so my sis-in-law while staying with us for 9 days during our last 17 days with mom pulled one out to make her breakfast smoothies...Meg made a milkshake once.....Now is my turn! Grinding coffee beans, oats to make some oat flour for baking, etc.......This morning is my first for a fresh berry smoothie of which I someday will try spinach in, but not today

Yesterday was a good day.... Got Meg's school transfer started, grocery shopping, school supply/clothing shopping, stopped by to see my best friend at work, ran into a friend that lives 35 miles away @ Costco I had'nt seen in 20 years (just correspond on facebook)...I saw her and all I could do was point and drop my mouth open...She SCREAMED my name and ran towards me...I won't repeat what her friend said it scared out of her when she got an earful of it ....

Eating habits improve as I make precise decisions about food, not just what is convenient....Each day I promise myself that it will get even better and better.....

My list of to-do's in setting a goal to have it started or done by the middle of October in getting back to taking care of myself is getting a physical, mammogram, eye appointment (set for August 28), walking daily, etc...


Maria7 on 08/22/2012:
That looks like a nice smoothie! :-D Glad you are taking good care of yourself. Hope you have a real good day today.

V on 08/22/2012:
Your fruits look super yummy :P

biscottibody59 on 08/22/2012:
Hope everything goes as planned for you once school starts--glad you're getting back into it:-)

Nice to meet up with your old friend too!

selina on 08/22/2012:
I am so sorry to read about your mom's passing away recently. How so sad! Stay well and stay strong!

nunnermack on 08/22/2012:
Your smoothie looks scrumptious!!

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