Got so much done today!

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Got so much done today!
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Sun, 11-18-2012 - 5:53pm

It's a bye week for the Seahawks so we took advantage of not having to be anywhere.
Joe and I got up and headed out...first stop: Starbucks...lol. Then we headed to Grocery Outlet (a discount grocery store) to do some shopping for our Thanksgiving feast...i love that store! While I started there Joe went next door to the liquidation store and got 40 rolls of toilet paper for $5 and a 50 pound bag of dog food for about $27...the brand we buy and everything. :)
I found most everything on my list at Grocery Outlet but they didn't have any turkeys so we headed to another store...they had turkeys but the only way to get a deal on them was to spend $50 or more and even then it wasn't a great deal... and all they had was either 25 pound or just over 10 pound turkeys. So off to yet another store. We found the right size there and at a good price too. I finished up my shopping there and then headed to the dollar store for the last bits of shopping.
We managed to come in under budget and everything.
I love a good deal!
We also did some Christmas shopping last night...i'm pretty sure it's the earliest we've ever done that! We're usually lucky if we are started more than a week before...lol. We got Caity an xbox...she's been begging for one so we splurged...she'll probably get a couple other little things but not much...those things are expensive! We've been saving here and three specifically so we could get it for her though. :) Joe's going to get all the wiring set up one day while she's at school so we can just plug it in Christmas eve and it'll be ready to go on Christmas day. I'm fing to individually wrap all the other components that came in the bundle so she can have a few things to unwrap. :)
I'm actually kind of excited for the xbox too...i think we'll have fun with it.
Yay for the holiday season! :)

Sarah


 


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Sun, 11-18-2012 - 10:30pm

It's a good feeling when you come home after one of those shopping trips isn't it?  I've been thinking of Christmas food lately, but that is as far as it's progressed at this stage.  Having Thanksgiving and Christmas so close together must make for a very busy (and expensive) time of year for those people who celebrate both, although having said that, Christmas here coincides with summer and many people take their holidays/vacations then, and then there is back to school at the end of January, so I guess it's much of a muchness really as far as expense goes.

Elaine

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Sun, 11-18-2012 - 11:13pm
So good! When we got home, I cleaned out the fridge and freezer (after re- organizing the pantries) and after everything was put away, Joe and I went out and put the tarp over the trailer...we're supposed to have some stormy weather the next couple days so we wanted to do it before that really hit. It's always such a pain to do it and of course we've been procrastinating and when we went out today to do it the clouds opened up and started raining on us...lol. Good thing we're from Seattle and do everything in the rain. ;) Took a break after that and then Joe started on the laundry and I decided to portion out the crackers and chips we bought into zipper bags. I've been using an app to track my calories and have lost a few pounds just by doing that so I thought it would be a good idea to make portion them and write the calories on the bag. I like those kind of visuals to keep me aware so I don't just munch mindlessly. I also want to help Caity become more aware of how much she's eating. We're slowly but surely making better food choices too. I'm trying to make small changes instead of being drastic. :) I'm so happy with how much we've gotten done today...all those things that we've been putting off are finally done! :)

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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 7:45am

That is a good feeling Sarah.  I think it is so wise of you to make those food choices slowly, it seems to stick better that way, and introducing Caity to it now while she is young is a splendid idea. 

For me that is so hard because for Bob being in food service for so long and being very food oriented, food is love and if you don't eat heartily he wonders if the meal was okay.  He loves to cook and bake and with just usually here it's hard, fortunately A is here a lot - whenever his so called wife decides she "needs time alone" and kicks everyone out of the house - so he and the kids eat up a lot of the baked goods and extra he cooks up. 

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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 9:30am
How fun and efficient of you! You, GO, girl! And YEAAAA for the food changes. Which app are you using? I ask because the dr. has put me on a strict eating plan, and introduced me to myfitnesspal.com ... which is myfitnessacquaintance when I'm mad at it. ;) If you're using that, we could be friends on it, and we could encourage each other. This changing eating patterns business is HARD.

&nb
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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 9:54am
That's the one I'm using too! I love it....it has become a part of every meal for me. Joe gives me a hard time sometimes but I've lost almost 12 lbs in about 6 weeks so he's starting to see that it works. They were all cracking up last night as I portioned out a huge box of goldfish crackers but when I was done Joe asked if I would do that for a couple other things too. Text me your id for mfp...I'd love a buddy!

Sarah


 


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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 10:41am
I love food...and I know that I love food and I'm not going to give up delicious things. I've considered weight loss surgery recently but decided that it would be too much of a sacrifice for me. The benefits would be great but would they be worth it? Not to me. Caity was giving me all kinds of grief last night while I was portioning...and I finally looked at her and said, "I'm doing this so you don't end up like us" and she quieted down. She actually really likes fruits and veggies which I still struggle with. Little by little these things will become habits and then none of us will have to think so hard about eating. I look forward to that day!

Sarah


 


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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 11:04pm
I love food, too. And I have resisted the low carb/high protein diet plans for EVER. But the blood sugar issue has put me over the edge. I've fought hard for three months trying to figure it all out, and just when I really thought I had, I discovered I didn't know what I was doing at ALL, and my blood glucose was spiking terribly. So I finally consulted an Internal Health Specialist, and I am being obedient. But I don't liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike it ...... ;)

&nb
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Tue, 11-20-2012 - 11:27pm
I've known since I tried the atkins diet years ago that a low carb/high protein is really effective for me...remember? I lost 70 pounds in a snap. But I was not emotionally prepared at that time to maintain it...and the way I was doing it wasn't really realistic anyway. I really like carbs...but i'm learning moderation. I do notice that protien keeps me energized more consistently though. I just have to find the right snacks now. I find nuts get stuck in my teeth and dislodge at the worst possible moment (usually on an inhale in the middle of a massage...lol). I'm going to email you...lets do this!

Sarah