General Diet Plans and Questions General diet questions, support for various diet plans other than those listed below.

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Old 10-28-2003, 09:40 AM   #106  
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Hi all! I'm back!

Our trip started out on Friday with us arriving at the airport to find out our flight had been cancelled! But if you're like me and like to arrive at the airport IN PLENTY OF TIME, don't let anyone tell you you're wrong. We were actually able to get on an EARLIER flight but only if we RAN through the terminal. I think that counts as exercise!!

The rest of the trip was just great. We took Rich's parents out for their 50th and it was quite a celebration. But know what? I didn't overdo it ... much. Actually, the only time I got off program during the trip was at the airport and while travelling in the car! Man, you'd think it would be the time I could control it most! But ah well....

One thing though... Remember I told you Rich's mom found out last year she had diabetes? Well, Rich's older brother was diagnosed a few months ago as well. So they tested Rich while we were there too. His morning blood sugar was supposed to be something like 100 or something (??) but his was like 410!!!! Then again, he'd been eating junk for a while.... He stopped on the sweets immediately (why can't I do that!?!? ) and the next morning it was around 300 and Monday it was 200. Anyway, he's going to make an appt. with the dr. but it looks like he'll be able to control it with diet and exercise, etc. And now, I have a walking buddy!!! Anyway, his mom gave him her old blood sugar tester and some test strips to monitor it for the next week or two. We'll see.

One thing they did recommend was the low carb diet. Conclusion - Jello's going to try low carb again! Last time I went really gung-ho and cut out carbs almost completely, etc. This time, I'm going to try to just cut down and increase the exercise, etc. Another thing is that Rich's brother as well as his mom have both lost 50-60 lbs. and now Rich wants to lose some too before the next trip. He's not really overweight but could stand to drop 20 or so ... which he can probably do in a month or so! Men!

Annnnnyway, glad to be back!

Brighter, so kitty's got a complex now, eh? She? He? It's tough to tell at that age. Betcha' he's just as happy as long as he gets love and attention.

Faye, I opened this thread and the first thing I saw was a photo of our Faye crying!!! I got worried there girlie but so glad it's good news. Congratulations!!!!

Cafe and Semo, can I start fresh too!?!?! I need it. The trip wasn't bad as I said but I was left on my own too long yesterday. Don't ask.

BTW Semo, I'm so sorry to read about your break-in. I had that happen years ago to and remember the feeling of violation more than anything else. In my case, it turned out to be a bunch of kids (some as young as 11!!!) breaking into houses and stealing booze and any money they could find. I remember feeling like everything in my house was dirty. Anyway, thank goodness you didn't walk in on them!!

Cafe, Aunt Flo!?!? Who's she? Sorry. I remember what it's like. Feel better.

Quilter, I thought of you when I passed a local church that's hosting a quilt show this week!

DNW, thinking of you girlie! Hope to hear from you soon. {{Carol}}

I have to run. First day back and all that. It piles up, doesn't it?


Edited to note that I didn't mention the european chocolates that the boss brought back from France, did I? Sigh.

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Old 10-28-2003, 10:18 AM   #107  
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Some days I think I work for a grizzly bear...or an indian on the warpath. That was yesterday. No one here did anything right. Not in yet today so he better be in a better mood.

Counting down to the quilting retreat. I need this trip!
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Hey all! Welcome back, Jello. I'm glad you had such a good trip. Avoiding diabetes is good motivation. Guess that's a positive? I'm excited for you - getting a walking buddy!

I agreed to help provide a few hours basic labor for a sister department. I wind up spending way too much time organizing deliveries and resources for their bass-ackwards project to get it done AT ALL with their deadline. And I'm thinking: not only is this annoying, but I've got work of my own waiting for me! Ridiculous. Remind me to ignore any future emails asking for help from them.

Quilter, hope you get Dr. Jekyl instead of Mr. Hyde today.

Gotta run and exercise some more futility. Hey, I said exercise! Does that count?
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:25 AM   #109  
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Jello: Glad you had a good time. Don't let dh get too far afield with the blood sugar issue. Reel him back in to make sure he sees a doctor. I have a lot of diabetes in my family and my mother died from diabetic complications so it is the one thing that kind of haunts me when I hear other people's high blood sugar.

Quilt: I had a boss at my last job and she was a pistol but of a different sort. She would let her daughter take 2 hour lunches, she would take off and come back having shopped for 3 hours on company time. She would have bought 1 thing like paper towels for the company and the rest of the shopping was her personal stuff. I got fed up and quit and 3 weeks later she AND her daugther got canned. Wished I had known that I would have stuck it out! Maybe he is PMSing! That's the excuse they always hang on us! How long have you been quilting btw? I find it fascinating. Do you machine quilt? I guess pretty much everyone does now days, huh?

I now have a totally clean house so I have freedom to goof off. Think I will get dressed and get my walk in and come back, fix lunch and settle down with a book this afternoon.

You all have a good day!

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Old 10-28-2003, 03:49 PM   #110  
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Faye, I both hand and machine quilt - I prefer hand work but save it for the "heirlooms" and do machine work on the ones that will be used until they are shreds.

Mr. Hyde just borrowed $25 from me to go and get a haircut. Wouldn't you think the boss would have money or a credit card? It has been a real day from **** but I managed to get everything done. The good news is, he is resigning from 2 of his community boards and that will mean considerably less that I have to do for them...I'm talking about 25-30 hours a month we spend on that stuff - gee, why are the reports done?

Jello, you might like South Beach - more protein, less carbs. It's helped me a lot. But make him go to the doctor and keep a check on it even if it comes down. He's had his warning and the complications can be horrendous.
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Good Morning To All. Anyone have exciting plans for Halloween? Guess weíll set at home and wait for our one or two trick or treaters. Last year we didnít have any.

We made it thru the year end inventory. Unless we have a surprise counter show up for an audit, in the next month, then we have slid under the wire for one more year.

Jello, so glad that you had a happy visit. Do you have siblings?

Quilter, Iíve hand quilted two quilts in my lifetime. I have one of the frames made out of the white pipes, itís small and easy to assemble and take down. One of these days Iíll get back to it. I started a postage stamp (hand pieced) about 10 years ago and so far I could maybe make a doll quilt! Need to drag that out too. If I live long enough to finish all the crafts that I have purchased, Iíll live to be 500.

Faye, who was the little redhead in front of you in the pic? Thought maybe it was someone with you. Again, Iím so impressed and proud for you.

Bright, weíll have to start calling you the Bright Puppy/Kitty Farm owner! You softie.

Tig, weíre still waiting to hear about the room. Hope the boys havenít taped you to the wall and youíre still hanging there.

Carol, sure wish you would check in sweetie. Itís okay to let us know how youíre feeling, whether itís mad, sad, happy, lonely or whatever. Itís okay to have happy moments throughout the day too, you know. You know we donít want you to hibernate, so please drop in an at least say hi.

Cafť, my week hasnít gotten off to such a hot start. Iíll blame it on the break in, my nerves are shot. Guy is coming tomorrow to set up the security system. Iím going to St Louis for my T-Tapp class on November 8th. Really looking forward to the class, DH thinks Iím out of my mind!

Lizabeth, Huntress, Dy, where are you all?

Hey to anyone that I may have missed, must get back to work.
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Ladies, I will come back and post replies later, but I am asking for prayer request right now. My sister that lives in Calf just called and said my bil had a heart attack late last night. He is just 52 and has a 99% blockage in 2 arteries. They did an immediate angioplasty on one artery but the other is attached in such a way that it cannot be repaired. He is feeling better, but on top of all of this, they are dead in the middle of all those fires out there. Thank you for your prayers for Larry and the Smith family.

When I get phone calls and stuff made, I will be back.

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Hi!
Semo, the room is vivid.
The boys did ok. My youngest smiled the entire time he painted because he was so thrilled to be doing it. We have two coats of paint on and still a little touch up to do. The colors are a limish green and bright bright blue.

Today is haircut/color day for me. I usually get blonde high lights, but think I may get more of a copper tint today to match the fall season.

Quilter, are you sure you dont work for my DH? He can be a doll at home, but know he's a grizzly at work. With the last hurricane and now the fires in California, he's been really busy at work. They are building travel trailers for FEMA temporary housing.

No big plans for Halloween. The varsity football team has their second sectional game that night and I'd rather do that than load the kids up on sugar. And if not the football game, I might bribe them with a new video game instead.

Later taters!
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:00 AM   #114  
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Sitting here picturing Tig taped to a wall! Too funny Semo!

BTW Semo, yeah I had a great time. Actually, it was Rich's parents and he's one of .... gasp ... 8 kids. There was continuous action at the front door and on the phone all weekend! Me personally, I'm one of 5 kids and I'll be seeing all of them next month at Christmas and then again at my niece's wedding in January.

Quilter, your boss borrowed money from you for a haircut!? Funny. My boss has hit me up too for change from the vending machine and an occasional couple of bucks for a sandwich. Come on! You can't tell me he doesn't have more money than God!

Hm... he never did pay me back come to think of it .....

Anyway, you'll all be glad to know (well, maybe) that Rich has a doctor's appt. this afternoon. I'm thrilled. I thought I'd have to drag him kicking and screaming. He's already cut out vending machine snacks and desserts (HOW DOES HE DO THAT!?!?!) and his blood sugar has fallen another 20 points or so. But he went onto the internet and keeps calling me with another symptom he claims to have. Well, we'll just see what the doc says.

Geez, he's got me starting to imagine that "I" have the symptoms too! Puleeze! I've got enough to worry about....

Well, I'm off to take Quilter's suggestion and poke around the 'net for info on the SB diet.

... oops! I mean, I'm going to get some work done here. Yeah, that's what I meant!

Dumb ol' job taking all my fun time..... grumble ... grumble....
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This is what happens when you get interrupted a lot of times and take too long to complete a post. Others come in and post while you're still workin'!

Faye, of course I will keep your BIL in my prayers. Keep us posted on what's going on.

Tiger, you reminded me. I've got to make a hair dresser appt. soon. They get really busy once the holiday season comes.

Now back to work for real.
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Just sending my love to all...I am still here....will try to write soon.

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Carol: It was good to hear from you. We love and miss you bunches!

Semo: That little redhead is my 26 year old daughter if you can believe it. She looks about 15. I keep telling her she will be glad of that when she is 40 and looks 25 instead of 55 like her ole mom!

Tig: The room sounds really cute. When I was in high school we lived with my elderly grandparents and we talked my grandpa into letting us pick wall colors for our room. The walls were lime green and the ceiling this bright bright orange yellow. That room was still that color years after we moved out and were married!

Jello: My dh can quit stuff cold turkey like that too. He did that with taking leftovers for lunch and junk food out of the vending machine. He takes a slimfast drink and a granola bar and water. He has lost about 10-12 lbs in the last month I think. He says he gets hungry but, "I just tough it out." Amazing! Hope your honey gets a good medical report. This thing with Larry really wakes you up to behaving yourself. I am so glad I am exercising so much now and eating better. I keep thinking, if that had been me, I would be dead more than likely with my size and the way I was living.

Quilt: Do you make wallhangings too or only "blankets"? I have thought it would be an enjoyable hobby to have. I used to watch a quilting show on tv all the time and was fascinated by designs etc. Do you sell your quilts, too?

Better get going. You ladies all have a good day. Hopefully it is going to warm back up by this weekend again.

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Hey, everyone, just checking in quickly today - gettin him ready to go New York/Connecticut tomorrow and Friday. Jello, he did pay me back today. He just doesn't carry money - guess that's how he manages to hold on to so much more than me...I have it, I spend it.
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Wow, lots of posts! Things have been going NUTS at work, not much time to turn around. So just a basic checkin' in post.

Hugs to all! Things should be more normal tomorrow.
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Hey Everybody!

Just wanted to come by to say "hello" to you all. I finally gave in and started back to WW. My weight has gone up so much I knew had to do something.

Take care, have a safe and happy Halloween!

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