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Thursday, October 08, 2009

It is raining today so I am going to catch up on some things inside. I will have to squeeze in my outdoor chores between rains.

Yesterday, in addition to my regular chores, I got caught up on laundry and got my purse cleaned out.

I have decided that I want to set some daily goals of small things I want to accomplish in all areas of my life. Today I want to make a list of some of those easily attainable goals and, if time allows, do one or two. Today my goal will be to get my bills ready and mail them.

I still want to think more about fine tuning my diet too. I want to eat even healthier and eliminate more processed foods which I still sometimes depend on, like deli meat. I think that the less processed food we eat the better. I have to have a sustainable plan to do that. The only meal I have ever felt completely satisfied with is my breakfast and it may not be enough calories. I have 4 eggs whites as I don't like yolks and 2 strips of lower sodium bacon - these are nonnegotiable. I also have some Hood Calorie Countdown Chocolate Dairy Beverage. This is the only dairy I will eat other than low carb yogurt. I have learned to eat both as I don't like dairy and my MD insists that I have some. I am trying to eat a small clemintine or a tangerine in the morning but the milk may actually be my carb limit in the morning. I could really use the vitamin c though and if I can get to the point where this works and not be symptomatic I would be happy. I have never tolerated carbs early in the morning so it's a challenge.

Wheeler ate good today and I'm feeling better every day.

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    Some people don't realize what a challenge cleaning out your purse is. It's a junk drawer, bank, medicine chest, and snack drawer.
    Good luck cleaning out ferret cages and such, yuck. There was sun on Wednesday, at least an object in the sky was bright and yellowish so I think it was the sun.
    Sounds like a healthy breakfast you're having, I have to pull back on the milk like a boozer pulling back on whiskey.
    I'm having great luck with lists lately.
    3755 days ago
  • LLTS01
    I love your idea of coming up with a small thing to accomplish each day. Does that then snowball into larger things for you? I never seem to be able to do just a little which is why I defer some stuff for ever.
    I ma going to try your approach and see how that works.

    3755 days ago
  • no profile photo JANC319
    I too have a problem with eating carbs in the morning. If I add juice or fruit which I know I need, I crave carbs in every shape and form all day long. The only thing that stops the cycle is going to bed and sleeping for 8 hours.

    I have decided to do a "lower" carb diet instead of a no or low carb plan. I usually try to keep the carbs as low as possible at breakfast (usually my own version of eggs florentine or 2% fat/4 carb cottage cheese) and lunch (salad w/a protein like tuna in olive oil or leftover chicken), and then allow myself a bread, starchy vegetable and milk at dinner. I'm still tweaking this though, as my body, along with my doctor tells me that I need potassium for my hypertension (ie: oj or a banana) and way more calcium. I've never found a low carb yogurt. What brand do you buy?

    GLad you're feeling better!
    3755 days ago
    Rain here today, too. Your daily breakfast sounds similar to mine, only without the beloved CC milk :( Gotta find somewhere that carries it! No Kroger near me either.

    Glad to hear you AND Wheeler are feeing better.
    3756 days ago

    I am glad you and wheeler are a little better.. doing small goals sounds good. I start doing that then I bring in too much from the storage unit and get over welhmed - like now.. :D
    thanks for the reminder
    3756 days ago
    Hey there
    thanks for the reward ideas, they were great! I like your blog today, I really need to focus on smaller daily goals too. I know what you are saying about carbs in the morning, unfortunatley! I miss yogurt and granola breakfasts! Glad you are feeling better!
    3756 days ago
  • JUNEBUG1944
    Sounds like you are feeling better...glad to hear that! Wheeler, too! I just about cut out deli meats and hot dogs from my diet. Occasionally, I'll cheat. Daily goals are good if that works for you. I like to just take each day as it comes. I'm afraid if I made daily goals, I'd always be on "Monday" if I couldn't start the next one until I finished one. emoticon I have to be in the mood to do things and I never know what I'll be in the mood to do until the moment arrives!
    3756 days ago
    Experiment and see what works. You can do it!!!

    3756 days ago
    Now that the seasons have changed, I am concerned about the same food issues. And, I think that you're making some good choices that will ultimately benefit your overall health. Even more so, I believe that I can borrow your idea to overhaul my own "short term food goals" that will match my own circumstances. After all, due to your effectiveness of working the Spark program, you've been more successful at it longer than I have.

    In my case, I am no longer able to get the fresh raspberries or blueberries that I once did during the summer months. I even started to wonder if I should come up with some kind of nutritional substitute to include with my breakfast yogurt ( I usually have an egg white omlett as a second meal). However - and I'm not sure what your reasoning is - I cannot have any foods that are high in carbohydrates from grains or citrus fruits before lunch time because it will immediately trigger my craving for simple carbs. No oatmeal or anything! Otherwise, they will be magically be transformed into oatmeal cookies by the time 2 o'clock rolls around. In fact, I'm downright scared of them before lunch! If I can make it through my lunch on my eating plan, I know that can make it through the rest of the day eating nutritious and healthy food choices. It's no longer a struggle as it once was. But if I make one bad choice - I could definitely fall back off the track for a while.

    On a lighter note, I hope that the rain stops for you soon. It seems that you've been limited in your outdoor activities for a couple of days now and you deserve a sunny reprieve!
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    3756 days ago
    Love the clementines! I have half of a good naval orange 20 to 30 minutes before breakfast, put the other half in the fridge for later. I try to eat fruits separately. This is a pain, but it makes me more mindful and appreciative of the fruit.
    You could have the milk or the fruit as a nice mid-morning snack
    If you feel like you're getting too many carbs at one time.
    I also eat three raw almonds every morning, because Edgar Cayce
    recommended doing that to prevent cancer, and although I don't believe it, now It's my one superstition.

    3756 days ago
    Hmm....can you eat old-fashioned oatmeal with just cinnamon, a banana, and a few almonds or walnuts on it? That would be a really good breakfast. The cinnamon spices it up, the banana is for sweetness instead of syrup or brown sugar, and the nuts for crunch! I love it! It's a nice hot breakfast for those cold, rainy days; and it will stay with you for the rest of the morning giving you lots of energy for those chores! I am glad that you are feeling much better!!!! It sounds like you got a plan too! Way to go!!! emoticon
    3756 days ago
    You always have such a great attitude and all the things you do adds to your activity amount. Good for you! emoticon emoticon
    3756 days ago
    Looks like you have been busy...I like your plan. Those are great ideas. Having a list of small things you'd like to do is a great way to get things done. I may have to "borrow" that idea! Hope the rain lets up for you. Have an AMAZING day!
    3756 days ago
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