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Old 02-12-2020, 11:06 PM   #391  
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Trish- I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Thank you dear friends for you prayers and thoughts. You have been here to listen to me through all this and I will always treasure each one of you. Blessings to you all.
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Thinking of you today, Trish. I know this is a hard time and you have a lot to deal with the next several days.

My cold is not getting better. I still feel terrible. Nothing makes me think it is more than a head cold. Runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, head pain when I cough or bend over, otherwise no headache. I take Alka seltzer Plus at bedtime and Tylenol through the day. I just thought I should start to feel better by now. I don't want to go to the doctor because he always told me a cold has to run its course.

I didn't weigh today. Blood sugar was ok. I haven't been sleeping well and am very tired.
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Carol Sue I do hope you start feeling better soon. I'm not sure which is worse the head cold or a mild chest cold. Both are terrible but a head cold may be a little worse because I always feel like my head and mind is in a tunnel and being squeezed.

My weight was back down to 202.2 so it is bouncing. I can't remember what my FBG was. I think 114. I haven't been eating much. I feel like my stomach is shrinking because I feel full really quickly when I eat. I felt that way today and the only thing I had was a salad with my new Gluten free chips I found and we had a Lasagna frozen dinner for lunch and I still feel full.

The graveside service will be next Tuesday at 10 am and my appointment for my shot is 11 am. DS was for 10:45 am so I called and cancelled them. I also cancelled mine for the following week for 9:15 am. I already had all my appointments made for the month of March and will keep those. We will have a viewing for family and friends at the funeral home the night before for 2 hrs from 6 to 8 pm. DS 2 daughters and son and her DH are going to clean out Daddy's room at the nursing home so that she and I don't have to ever go back there.

I spend a lot of time trying to answer each person on FB who responds to my updates on Daddy and then some want to converse on FBPM and then there have been phone calls. Daddy and my sisters and I have so many friends and family across the country. It is only right to acknowledge one at least with a "thank you" to each one.

Not a lot planned for weekend except a meeting with the pastor who is doing the service and I would like to go to church Sunday unless I have company. Still don't know if Baby sister is headed to my house or going to one of her son's houses. I have treasured the communication with my nephews and a great nephew. One nephew informed me last night that he thinks of me as his 2nd Mom. What an honor. Great nephew in CA called me this morning remembering when I kept him when he was a baby and toddler. So there are a lot of good with the sadness.

You guys have a great evening.
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Trish, it's nice that your family is coming so close at this time. You will all be remembering happy times with you Dad and not dwelling on his illness. Your sisters family is doing a great service to clean out his room. I know you will miss him but know he has gone on to a better place where you will see him again someday.

I am being hesitant to say that I'm starting to feel better. It still feels like a sniffly cold but without the sick feeling. The head pain seems to be gone. I'm coughing up some congestion and I think that's helping. It very cold today, in the teens, and I don't want to go out. Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer with no snow or rain.

FBG was 85. But wt is back up again to 192. It just won't continue on the downward trend. I've been stuck at this weight for 12 years. My body likes it here I guess. All I do is bounce up and down the same 5 lbs. I feel that I've tried everything but apparently not the right thing. I guess exercise is the missing key. In the past my weight loss has always included exercise. I need to get back to it once this cold is gone.
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I'm at 152 this morning after fasting yesterday. This is a bit disappointing. But on we go.
It is bitterly cold here (-15F, -26 C) today, with an arctic inversion. I will not be walking far and will have to put vaseline on Buddy's paws for him to go out. He had a good play last night with a friend's dog in a large fenced in yard. They ran around together, and played for a while, then he was just beat last evening. So today will be a quiet day, but he will get restless. No indoor walking places for dogs, not like people can go the the mall or the indoor walking tracks for exercise in bad weather.
It will warm up more today to be tolerable in the afternoon when we will have a longer walk.
Thinking about what to have for a little St. Valentine's day supper for DH and me. We don't usually go out or anything today. On the 20th, is the anniversary of our first date, and we celebrate that instead and will go out for a romantic supper then. Thats just a week away, and the crowds are gone.
Carol: some colds really take a while to go away. Its easy to turn into a sinus infection. I don't know if you could manage a saline spray like Hyrdrasense into the sinuses to "rinse" them, I find it quite helpful with a bad cold. I rarely get them these days, and have not had a sinus infection since I started rinsing.

I hope everyone stays safe and warm today!
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Mad, I use Neilmed Sinus Rinse. I have used that for years. It comes with a little bottle you use to squirt in each nostril with little packets of mix. Nothing has been coming out this time but sometimes it does. I think I'm on the mend unless I do something stupid like going out in this freezing weather. I feel much better today.

We don't go out for Valentine's Day. I never like to go out when it's crowded DH cooked breakfast for me but he does that every day. I like to get fish take out on Fridays. Just another Friday. We didn't go to the casino this week because I was sick plus there were threats of snow each day. No precipitation forecast for tomorrow so maybe I'll feel well enough to go.
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Busy day today. I went to the beauty shop and then to grocery store. Then I decided I wanted to go by my nephew's house close to where I live to see my Baby sister. She had planned to stay at her son's until I picked her up Sunday but she called a little earlier and told me that she wants to come tonight. She said there were a lot of boys there and she is having to share a bathroom with all of them so she will be here later.

My FBG this morning was 99 and my weight was down to 201.2. I've about decided that my weight bouncing is a good thing as long as I keep to my plan. I won't be going to get any shots until the first week of March and if what I'm doing will help me lose weight with the shots, I don't see any reason to continue them. I will see how things go. Of course, if it has nothing to do with what I'm doing then I will continue getting them. I am playing this by ear.
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Trish; you may just be too busy to remember to eat, and only eating at mealtimes when you sit down with others to do so. I actually lost some weight on the weekend of my Dad's funeral services. Before that it was just an upward trend, and although I didn't eat well, and drank too much that day, by Monday I was down a bit. And by then the celiac was starting to declare itself, and I was getting sick enough that it continued down over the next month, by the end of February I was down from about 189-190 to about 184. Still high but my body was not tolerating what I put in.
I hope you are just going down because of a situational change in eating. You will be dipping and bouncing in and out of Onederland soon.

Still quite cold here, but will go up a bit more today. Buddy had more short walks yesterday than usual, none of us could have a longer walk, So I usually do a 45 and 30 minute walk and a 15 minute before bed, but her got 4 at just 20 minutes yesterday. I put vaseline on his paws to help prevent frostbite. He still dived into the snow playfully, but didn't complain about a shorter walk. He is a really lovely boy and I enjoy him so much.
DH and I had some yummy Thai food last night, not really a V-Day supper out. I just didn't want to eat from Take out containers. There were a few couples there for V-Day, but more groups of women, obviously enjoying each others company and friendship on a Friday night. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood. DH and I are thinking about where to go for our "anniversary" next week though.

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Trish, your weight is going down very nicely right now so I wouldn't worry about the shots. You are so close to Onederland! I would just wait to see how things go after the funeral. Then you can decide if you want to continue the benefits of the shots.

My Wt is down .6. I need to find a way to drop into and stay in the 180s. I bounced in and out of Onederland for a year before it finally stuck. I want better progress now, before I lose interest.

I feel the same as yesterday. My biggest problem is runny nose. I might try taking allergy meds. My head pain went away. My head is just stuffed up, then my nose starts to run.

Yesterday I was curious about when I started posting here. I found my first post on July 4 2011. The other posters were you, Mad, Ruthie, Bonnie and Riemontana, plus one of two I don't recognise. This was around the time your DHs DD moved in with her family. You were considering moving to FL but she came to you instead. How much our lives change over the years.

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A quick flyby. Baby sister being here is very pleasant although she is in her room most of the time. We have enjoyed visiting this morning and sharing info on our way of doing keto friendly low carbing. She looks great. She decided that she probably doesn't eat enough protein and will probably start using the Equate brand of the Premier 30 g protein drinks. It surely would be nice to have her around since we like to eat about the same. I gave her 2 of my Atkin's books. One I had 2 copies and the other one, I can get on my kindle if I decided I want it. However, I am more interested in using Dr. Agatston's Keto Friendly SBD. So I don't think I need it. I have also joined a couple of FB groups again too.

FBG this morning was 102 and my weight was 201.8 which only bounced .6 lbs today. I am actually working at keeping myself eating the way I am because I figure if it works with all that is going on, then it will work after we bury Daddy. I actually have about 13 days after we bury Daddy before I am to go for my shot again so I am actually hope to be fully doing Keto Friendly SBD by then. Since baby sister does low carb, we are staying on plan as much as we can so I should be able to slowly slip into SBDK along the way and be on it very well by the time she leaves next Wednesday.

Hope everyone has a nice day.
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We went to the casino. We brought home most of our money so only lost a little bit. We ate a free buffet and it was good.
​​​​​ We don't usually go on Saturday and they had prime rib. That's probably the only red meat I like anymore.

I got a book from the library that I'm returning because I don't like it, but I got one thing from it, to eat a lot of cooked cruciferous vegetables because that is what feeds your good gut bacteria. I'm going to cook them more often.

I took some allergy meds before I went to the casino and they helped, but now I'm feeling yucky again. The allergy meds are once a day so I guess I will take cold meds or Tylenol. I will be going to bed soon.
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Carol: I love cruciferous veggies, but I have to take them in small doses, or the gas and abdominal pain get too bad. I can have a smallish serving and that's it. But I would happily eat big helpings of broccoli and cauliflower if it were not for that. Glad you enjoyed your buffet.
Tonight my younger DD is coming for a visit. She has the australian cattle dog. Buddy has met the dog, Sadie, and they played fine. But our house is smaller and so is our back yard. Hope it will work out for them to be together, because thats what we hope for it we go away at all, is for DD to care for Buddy so we don't have to use a kennel.
I will take Buddy on a few good walks today.
I am going to take a long hard look at myself and my eating habits. I am eating too much, not the right food and over too many hours of the day. I know better, and will need to plan my eating better. I don't want to regain what I have lost and I actually want to lose more. But I need to eat right and not make poor food choices.
I think like Trish, I am grieving, although my cousin has not died yet. She has taken a turn for the worse and I am quite upset. I have not been eating right since the day I spent with her. Its not her fault, but I am having trouble knowing she will soon be gone. I spoke with her mother yesterday, and we both had tears.
Trish: enjoy the visiting. It is a blessing in death, that we get to visit with people for longer, in a different way, with people we have not seen for a long time. I hope you can also plan for visiting with some for happier times as well.
Have a good Sunday friends.
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I didn't sleep well and probably kept DH up too, but I think the casino trip was too much for me so it's his fault. Today we have to go to Wal-Mart since we didn't go yesterday. He can't go alone because he only knows where to find the bread, milk, and candy.. I guess shopping is the woman's job.

Mad, I no longer get gas from the vegetables. The book said to cook them to mush to avoid that. I started off slow and got used to them. I don't think you have to eat a lot of them, just often.

My fasting app says I'm at 17 hours but I had a snack last night and didn't start it over, so I think it will go much longer. I don't know if I want to weigh today or not. Probably not.
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Carol: I like the veggies to still have a little crispiness in them. I have eaten them like that or raw most of my life, and would not want to go back.
I am planning roasted brussels sprouts tonight to go with the other roast veggies with the pot roast. DD doesn't by much beef at home, so likes me to treat her when she comes to visit. I do the sprouts in a separate pan from the other veggies (parsnips, carrots, potatoes and onion) . I don't put many veggies in with the pot roast, just some celery and a bit of onion, in a slow cooker its hard to time and this is easier.
I am looking forward to the nice supper. My plan is to fast until then, eat a healthy amount and be done for the night with no snacks. I will plan to fast on Monday (its a holiday here, is it presidents day or something in the US?) and do blood work Tuesday am.
See how far that plan takes me, LOL
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