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Journal to Healthier Living – Week 19

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤


Week of 05/13-05/19/2018 – Week 19

“Dear Journal – I think one of the biggest things about losing weight/eating healthier is getting your mindset in the right direction.  If your mind is not there, it’s not going to happen regardless of how many times you attempt.  Another for me is setting goals.  If I have the mindset and a mini goal to get to, it’s a done thing.  It’s the way I’m made just like others I’m sure.  In saying that, I’m re-adjusting my life, getting things in line and hitting my plan effective June 1.  Why am I putting it off until June 1?  Why not start today?  Well, we have vacation plans this week/next.  I’m going to enjoy myself and then hit it hard with monthly goals.  That is the plan.  So my walking pace will be back in June – come hell or high water.”


This week walked: 6.10

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  135.75

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

  small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 

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Journal to Healthier Living – Week 15

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤


Week of 04/15-04/21/2018 – Week 15

“Dear Journal – Sometimes you need to sit, simmer, breathe and just be for a bit.  I’ve been trying to go out on the back deck at night right at dusk just to do this.  A little meditation all to myself just to be in the moment and let things go.  I’ve been stressed lately.  I can admit that.  Nothing in particular but everything all rolled up into one festering just waiting to explode.  Nothing specific you can put your finger on of what is pushing you over the edge.  Then something little happens and everything explodes with you ending up crying like a big baby… over what?  Who knows?  It’s been that way for the past couple of months.  But last week something happened.  Something positive.  And with that positive happening, life settled back down again into the right puzzle pieces and all felt right in the world.  What have I been stressed over?  Who knows and at this point who cares.  Life is good now.  Funny how that happens in life, right?  So what does this teach us?  Live the moment, good and bad, remember to breathe and that this soon will pass ❤


This week walked: 6.90

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  111.97

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

  small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 

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Journal to Healthier Living – Week 13

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤


Week of 04/01-04/07/2018 – Week 13

“Dear Journal – Sometimes when you let some things go, everything falls into place.  Today is a new day to a new beginning.  My recuperation from surgery has lasted a bit longer than I expected.  I didn’t think I was going to jump back into things right off but I also didn’t think it was going to take me nearly five months to get there either.  But it’s time.  Baby steps – even if it is an mile a week.  It’s time to start pushing myself for more of an achievement.  If my sister can run 26 miles in October, I can walk 10-12 miles a week.  No excuses.”

 


This week walked: 5.98

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  98.02

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

  small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤


Another one with the air fryer last week.  The hub unit loves corn dogs and requested them in the air fryer.  This took a day ahead to prepare.  I’m sure I could have done it in one day but I wanted the corn dogs to be a little frozen… let me start at the beginning.  One night after dinner, I fixed corn dog batter and battered my hot dogs.  I put them in a container into the freezer.  I want them to be a little ‘hardened’ so as to not get the batter slushed all around in the air fryer.  Makes sense, right?  The next night when we were going to have the corn dogs, I took them straight from the freezer and popped them into the air fryer with tater tots (my hubs favorite).  I cooked the both of them at the same time at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  They came out perfect!  The hub enjoyed them immensely and I didn’t feel so guilty about it because they were not full of grease.  So another hit at the Hotel Thompson!

 

 

 

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Journal to Healthier Living – Week 8

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤

 


Week of 02/25-03/03/2018 – Week 8

Dear Journal – We’ve had stumbling blocks lately.  I admit that I got a little frustrated… okay maybe a lot frustrated.  Before my surgery, I was in a great mind spot in working out and exercising.  Being down for three months without being able to do much, I lost my mojo.  Then work has been so loving in sharing multiple colds/viruses the past month.  I get over one thing and then BOOM I get the next cold.  My immune system is so challenged that someone with a cold can just look at me with a stink eye and I get sick. It sucks but the challenge is real.  So Monday, I start again for the gazillionth time.  It’s not how many times you start… it’s that one time that you finish.  So back to baby steps and one day and one meal at a time”

 

 


This week walked: 7.09

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  68.66

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 

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Journal of Healthier Living – Weeks 3 and 4

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤

 


Week of 01/21-01/27/2018 – Week 3 (MILES MOVED: 5.96)

“Dear Journal – Slow and easy wins the race.  Recuperation from my surgery is going well; however, my rheumatoid arthritis is deciding to flare up.  I went back on a different RA medicine.  It so hates me and is not agreeing with my body.  I will give it another week to settle.  If it doesn’t, then we will go to plan B… whatever that might be.  I want to get back into my exercising.  It’s true what they say.  Trying to get back into a plan is the hardest thing in the world.  I was really burning some miles and then I had to stop because of surgery.  It’s hard finding my way back.  But I will!  I am determined if not anything else.  At least my food choices have been on key – that’s definitely a plus.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could all eat anything we wanted with no consequences?  I’m not as young as I was once – LOL.”

Week of 01/28-02/03/2018 – Week 4 (MILES MOVED: 5.62)

“Dear Journal – This week started slow.  I had some type of virus going around the office.  I’m so thankful that we share everything – not!  I was home Monday/Tuesday which also led me to the point of coming off of my RA medicine.  It so was not agreeing with my body.  I’ve been speaking with my doctor back/forth about it and we both decided to stop it.  For the past three months, I worked on a pain management plan.  I think I’m going to stay on that for a while.  I need my body to catch up and even out.  It’s been hard these past three months going through so many physical changes.  I’m happy with the surgery.  I just need things to chill out now with everything else.  Can you believe it’s been almost three months since surgery?  Sometimes it just seems like yesterday.  I so should have done this years ago!  I feel like a new person in that aspect.”

 

Oh and by the way, I bought an air fryer for the house.  I’m going to be using it in the future and hopefully sharing with you some awesome recipes.  Do you have one?  If so, share some recipes.  An air fryer circulates heat  at a high speed around the items that you are cooking.  This produces a crispy top layer to what you are cooking.  It doesn’t use oil like you would if you fried foods.  And being in the south, we know our fried foods.  Using an air fryer will hopefully help our waistlines in cooking healthier and eating more at home.  I will keep you updated on what foods we cook.

 


These two weeks walked: 11.58

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  31.64

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

 

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 

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Facts About Moi

It’s been a while since I’ve posted this but I think I should again.  Mom and dad get a lot of questions about moi – a pig that lives in the Hotel Thompson.  People think that we are dirty/messy and can’t believe it when I say I live inside full time and prefer my comforts such as air conditioning, heat and of course my sweet television.

Here are some questions that we get asked a lot.  I thought we would answer some of them for you.  Hope you enjoy these my friends 🙂

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(1) Do I smell? No. Did you know that pigs are actually clean animals. We are very careful that we do not mess where we sleep or eat. I have an entire room and my sleeping quarters are on the opposite side of my wizzy pad. Mom and dad keep up with cleaning my room on a regular basis and of course I help. So no, I nor my room smell.

(2) Do we sweat? Did you know that pigs don’t sweat? We are actually unable to do so. That’s why you see pigs on the outside waddling in mud or water to keep cool. I, myself, have air conditioning and heat inside. Mom and dad makes sure that the temperatures are good for me. Not too cold and not too warm. If I get cold, I will snuggle under blankets and hide.

(3) Do pigs dream? Of course we do. We dream much as humans do. Sometimes when I’m on the couch with mom, she touches and holds me. She can feel me jumping and dreaming. She says it cute.

(4) What do we ‘do’? Well, I’m much like any other animal. I love to sleep, I enjoy watching television and listening to music. I play chase with the purr things and mom. I chase balls and I love getting piggy massages. I like to be held and touched. I really love to sit on the couch with mom watching television after dinner. This is one of my favorite things in the world. Normal things that your dog probably likes to do.  I do spend a lot of time in my bedroom on my toddler bed doing my thing – writing my blogs, researching my postings and taking care of my pet rocks.

(5) How do my parents know when its time to eat? This is a great and important question. We love to have a schedule. My internal clock is better than most clocks in the world. I know when it’s time to get up, eat or go to bed. Did you know that pigs have more than 20 vocalizations used in different situations? My mom and dad have learned some of mine. Just like when a baby cries and the mother ‘knows’ the cry, mom and dad know what my different sounds are for. Mom especially knows the “I’m hungry” call. LOL And you know, we don’t ‘pig out’ or eat like pigs as the old saying goes. We would rather enjoy our food. And no I don’t eat ‘slop’. I know there are some farm piggies that do but that’s a different breed. I eat lots of piggy chow, vegetables and fruits. I have to maintain my cute little figure!  And there is a standing FIRM rule here at the Hotel Thompson.  “No eating in front of the pig unless you plan on sharing with the pig.”

(6) Do you really know your name and are you that smart? Did you know that pigs learn their names within 3 days? When mom adopted me, she held me a lot, talked to me in her voice and said my name. This way, I knew who my mommy was. She also showed me where my wizzy pad was in my room and within 2 days, I was using it all of the time. I learned very quickly where the food came from in the kitchen. I even know where my piggy chow is kept. We are very smart creatures and have a great sense of direction!

(7) Are we hard to get along with? Well, this depends on a lot of factors. I’m an attention hog and yeah I can be a little pig headed at times when I don’t get my ways. I do have a tendency to test my boundaries but mom and dad (especially mom) sets me straight real quick. You know, just like regular kids do. I have my good days and bad days.

(8) Do I know any tricks? We are a very smart breed. I’m house trained. I know what it means to go to my feeding mat. I know what it means to go to bed. I know what it means to lay down or get snuggly. I know what it means to go potty. And I know what it means when mom tells me not to eat the purr things – LOL – just seeing if you were paying attention.

(9) Why is my tail straight? Did you know that regular pigs, you know the ones that stay outside on the farm, have curly tails. A true pot bellied pig has a straight tail that attaches high on the rump. That’s me. That’s how you can tail if its a cross breed pig or a miniature pot bellied pig.

(10) What’s our vision like? I like this question. Just like dad, I have very poor vision. You can’t look at me straight on and expect me to see you. My eyes are kind of on the side of my head and I can’t see things straight away. You will find me looking at you from the side. But although my vision may be poor, my smell and hearing are exceptional!

And the most important question of all – Do I get along with the other anipals here at the Hotel Thompson?  Yes.  We all know our pecking order here – Hemi, Me, Houdini and then Mouse Girl – snorts.  Hemi let’s *everyone* know that he is the top cat and the alpha male.  We all play together and when we are all out together, mom keeps full attention on us – that means no electronics like iPads or iPhones or cameras.  It only takes one time not paying attention for an accident to happen.  Although we all grew up together, a careful eye is key and mom is a firm believer in this.  And although me and Hemi sometimes squabble with each other and him slapping my captains quarters with his big paw, if i’m feeling icky he is the first there to check on me… right behind mommy of course.

I hope some of these answered your questions about me. If you have anymore, you can always ask or send me an email at BaconThompson@gmail.com

Hogs and Kisses, Bacon

 
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Posted by on 11/04/2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Psychic Reading from Psychic Source

 Mommy was contacted recently from Psychic Source for a free psychic pet reading.  I’ve seen other anipals do it on their blogs and we were intrigued.  Normally, I would have jumped at a chance for something exciting and new.  Then I started thinking about it and got a little worried.  One eye up more than the other… what if this psychic told mommy about my piggy secrets.  I mean there are some things that I can’t have getting out… you know?

So I did what any great piggy sibling would do.  I threw the purr things under the bus volunteered the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson.   I mean we could ALL benefit from knowing what those two are thinking about here – snorts.  They asked me to send them a picture of the two.  I searched high and low to find the just ‘perfect’ picture of them to show their hard-headedness personality.  I finally decided on these two pictures.  May I present to you her highness Mouse Girl on the left and his majesty Hemi to the right.

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Pictures were emailed and about a week and a half to two weeks later, we got a date/time set up for Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:30PM.  We asked for around this time because me and daddy wanted to hear too.

The reading was set up with Nancy.  Nancy specialties are love, she is a pet psychic and she is a clairvoyant.  Mom was a little excited about calling to find out what Nancy would pick up on here at the Hotel Thompson.  Here are the results of the phone call that lasted a little over 30 minutes 🙂

Nancy immediately picked up on Hemi and wanted to start with him.  She asked about his sex, how old he was currently and how old he was when we adopted him.  Mommy advised her that he is a male, currently 10 years young and that he was a mere three weeks when we adopted him.  This is when she just started going about things she was picking up.  For instance: he’s the king, rules the house, sincere, in charge, sticks up for himself, takes care of the family, watches over Mouse Girl, very protective, appreciates his time alone, very dedicated, when he gets in trouble he gets his feelings hurt, very healthy, very happy, comes to me (mommy) in my need, comes to me first, loves to talk, can be jealous and clashes with Mouse Girl.

Mommy was quickly writing down all of these words with an occasionally mumble of yes or no here and there.  Was Nancy right in her reading on Hemi.  Let’s see.  He is the king of the house and acts like it.  He thinks he rules the house – we’ve always said that. He is very sincere and stands his ground.  He does watch over Mouse Girl.  He may act like he doesn’t like her and he may be the first to squabble with her but when she hurts or needs him, he is there.  He does like his alone time.  When he gets into trouble for acting out, he does sulk and gets his feelings hurt.  This one kind of blew mom’s mind when Nancy said comes to me (mommy) in need.  We always talk about Hemi being a nurse in a previous life because when mom’s joint pain flares up, he is always there with her.

Did everything she say about Hemi true?  No.  He is not one to talk much.  If he has something to say, he will but just to talk nope.  Is he jealous.  Not particularly.  He knows he’s king of the Hotel Thompson.  And I wouldn’t say that he clashes with Mouse Girl.  He does clash with me at times though and mommy told Nancy about me 🙂  Nancy also said that she could see Hemi living 20 years.

Then mommy went on to Mouse Girl.  This I gotta hear – snorts.   Mommy and daddy adopted Mouse Girl when she was a year and she is currently four years young.  Mommy was sad during this reading.  Nancy said Mouse Girl had a broken heart early in life, went through a difficult time, was either lost or someone let her go, she misses her brothers and sisters, she lived on her own for a while outside, she’s very fast, caught things to eat and survive, brings us treasures, has a mind of her own, very stubborn, cautious of other animals/people, she felt she hit the wheel of fortune when we adopted her, has had more love with us than anyone else, magnetically drawn to a man who she has a strong bond/admiration to and described this man as being built and tall, feels safe with this man who is her protector, very health and extremely happy.

Did everything she say about Mouse Girl true?  We can’t say about her early life.  We don’t know how long she was at the shelter.  It does make sense in some direction though because she is a food whore – yep that’s what I said – snorts.  She is very stubborn and does have a mind of her own – that is definitely for sure!  And about being cautious with other other peeps and animals, this is very true.  She will not come out if anyone comes over.  She did describe daddy in other ways and Mouse Girl is really a daddy’s girl.  In fact at the shelter, Mouse Girl picked daddy and mommy.  She meowed and pawed at the cage until she got their attention.  Once daddy picked her up, she purred and didn’t want to be put back down.  So that was interesting.  And daddy does do Mouse Girl’s combing and takes up for her when Hemi decides to squabble with her…or me for that matter – snorts.

AND Nancy did pick up on me on bits and pieces – who wouldn’t right?  She said I was very close to my mommy which is true.  She picked up that me and Hemi clash – we do at times.  Other times, we sleep together.  She said I was very entertaining and comical.  I have to agree with that – look here at my blog 🙂

Nancy also picked up on two dogs here at the Hotel Thompson.  This was intriguing.  She said one was a male and the other a female, one was reddish/brown and the other golden and they were the same size.  She said she picked up on a golden lab and a cocker spaniel.  She thought these were future dogs – or possibly one future dog.   Now, this was interesting because we did have two dogs here at the Hotel Thompson at the same time.  Both of them passed away a couple of years ago though.  One was a girl reddish brown Chow-Chow-Cocker Spaniel mix and the other was a girl black/white lab border collie mix, both were similar in size.   She was firm about us having another dog here at the Hotel Thompson that would be bigger than the two we had, perhaps another golden lab.  Again interesting because mommy has been looking but not for a bigger dog but for a smaller inside doggy.

Nancy also said that mommy was animal lover and has a lot to give us animals.

Then it went way out left field.  Nancy said she saw a white horse in mom’s future.  This white horse would be amazing and do different tricks.  Shocker – call mommy Lady Godiva because that’s the only way she will have a white horse in her future – snorts.

She also said that there was a strong male presence in the house which was my daddy.  That he does well and she sees him having his own company and progressing more.  She also saw a gold coin – fortune – in his future.  Okay not so much.  Daddy is only the CEO of Hotel Thompson – snorts.  He does not work outside of the home.  He is a stay at home dad, a Mr. Belvedere if you will.  He takes care of us animals, cleans, dusts and runs the place here… all without payment as he says.

So overall, what did mommy think?  She gave her an 8 out of 10.  Very entertaining, very intriguing – take it for what’s it worth.  It was a fun time with interpretation.  Would mommy do it again?  Most certainly!

 
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Posted by on 05/14/2014 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl

 

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