Daily Archives: 12/07/2015


25 Days of Christmas


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Grocery Shopping Scare


Oh dear piggy heavens!  I heard mommy screaming all the way inside of the Hotel Thompson last night.  She stopped on the way home at our local market for some supplies.  She loaded the groceries up in the back of her Jeep like normal.  When she got home, she opened the trunk and look who was in the bag of groceries.  Mommy said she almost wizzed herself.  How did Don Juan get into that bag and during the day time?  Squeals and runs for cover.

I’m telling you these elves are evil.  They turn up everywhere all of the time on their own!  I’m getting kind of scared now with Don Juan.  What if he does something like this to me?!  You will hear me squealing all the way to Australia.  I’m just telling you – the little guy freaks me out – totally!


He just better be glad he didn’t get into mom’s secret stash of white fudge covered Oreo’s.  I attached pictures for you to drool look over.  Licks piggy lips.  And don’t fear – mommy is not eating the entire box at one sitting … although that would be heaven in a box – snorts.  She is giving herself one every couple of days.



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Journey with Friends – FINISH

Oh my friends – the overwhelming support that you have all shown me this past week has been so totally awesome!  I have been blown away by the suggestions, the wonderful comments and the encouragement.  I just know I can do this now.  And did you notice my blog heading, Journey with Friends?  It has been suggested that not only can this be a place for “ME”, it can be a place for others as well that are going down this path of better health.  Some place where we can all meet up once a week for encouragement and strength.  Please feel free to share any of your wisdom – great recipes, motto’s, encouragement, ideas, suggestions and/or your weight loss stories and goals.  Together we can do this!

 Oh my goodness my friends!!  I will tell you this first.  By going to the clinic and donating my plasma twice a week, that is so helping me to stay on plan and watch what I am eating and doing.  I have cut out ALL caffeine and cut way back on sugars – not all the way yet but working on it.  I’m also eating more fish which is something that I have never done before.  Food tastes do change, huh?

By saying all of this, I’m happy to report that I am down THREE pounds last week.  Happy dance – Happy dance!  The good thing about all of this is that I’m living life the way I need to – eating better and taking care of myself more.  I’m not looking at this entire process as a diet more so as a lifestyle change.  AND IT’S WORKING.  Once a week, I allow myself to have something I really desire within reason.  Doing this, I don’t feel like I’m denying myself anything.

BUT, I do need help on something.  I’m having problems at the plasma clinic with my pulse rate.  One reason is when I go, usually I have to stand in line for several hours before I get to the vitals check-in.  With all of that standing, by then my pulse rate is around 118 bpm.  Now, I do have tachycardia (which is a fast heart rate) so that does hinder me.  But in order to give plasma, it has be 100 or below.  If I don’t pass the first time, they allow me to sit out for 15-20 minutes and then re-test.  I’ve been able to make it through then except for one time which they wouldn’t allow me to give that day.  I’ve tried listening to classical music to calm me but it’s still tricky.  I have made a commitment to donate 20 times and I’m at 6 times now.  Any suggestions to help get my pulse down?

Thanks my sweet friends.  Now how was *your* week in your lifestyle changes?  Did you lose?  Did you try some awesome recipes?  Did you do something different for exercising?  A new food change?  Tell us all about it 🙂  It takes all of us supporting each other to make it this way of living.  Bless you and thank you so much for helping me out!! ❤



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