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7/28/20 5:04 A

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weary, and my lapse in meds on hand has created a new couple of weeks for me to get back to my now "normal". I hope that makes sense to others.

I am happy about progress on utilizing the Convection oven part of our Microwave. I've yet to bake a cake, but that's going to have to be next. If nothing else I can take the remains that didn't set right, add an egg and fry it in skillet for some "hand cakes".

Be good to yourself, please stay safe.

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6/29/20 7:47 P

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Today I feel excited...

about my meal plans and the many healthy recipes that are included!
starting my fitness program!
about interacting with other SPARK members on the weight loss journey!


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5/24/20 11:48 P

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tired from walking to the store, bundling things up for the tornado coming through town, fixing meals, sorting through detritus in my wife's walk-in closet, chores, dishes, meals, and more.

That my answer to "Today I am..."

However, I am glad that God loves me and my wife. I'm glad we have four indoor cats who rejoice in running around playing or lounging coolly watching us. I'm glad two community cats like to come by and visit when we are outside on the patio or in the breezeway. I'm thankful for birds who built a nest near our bedroom window so we get to hear chirpping.

I'm glad I can still move, that I have exercises to get over my injury, and that my medications seem to be doing quite well in keeping me stable at least.

I've cartooned a little lately, and gathered some clothing I set aside for sewing masks and onesies and even, I know it's strange, repairing clothing of my wife and me.

Life is good if I look at it right, just not right away often. hahaha


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5/24/20 1:03 A

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Beans! I've enjoyed northerns, navy, lentils, black, and more but we generally just do pintos. I'm hoping to branch out. That includes starting to make black bean version of Frito chip dip, and getting better at hummus. I even have a pita bread recipe I need to break out. I then plan on making pita bread chips for dipping! Yea!!

Keep on the great struggle!

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5/10/20 3:26 P

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I agree with you about beans! But...

Problem.

I like black beans.
#1 roommate likes kidney beans.
#2 roommate likes baked beans.

I cannot win!

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5/10/20 5:19 A

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Weary of trying to maintain a useless monologue in this topic. Oh well. Perhaps I shan't get to it again, eh? Why indeed.

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2/6/20 2:43 A

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Sore, coughed-out even though it continues, tired, moody, and disappointed with many adults in my nation. I don't know about you, but I grew up expected to learn to play well with others even if I didn't personally like them.

Well us poor folk are gonna get even poorer and the rich more rich. That's why we gotta learn to eat healthy on a budget, pull that nutrition out with a shoestring, and wring protein from beans and other non-meat products.

I am trying not to seriously have the wicked blues. I don't see any light at the end of the tunnel, but that might mean I've become blind.

peace to you and best wishes.

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1/30/20 12:11 A

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Satisfied.

I got some needful things done, took some time to talk with strangers in a positive way, met with new family members, had a free dinner with my wife and we came home to chill.

What a relief.

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1/26/20 3:43 P

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unsettled by misuse of antibiotics in our food supply. also happy to find 3 federal websites geared to assist us in being healthy citizens: //healthfinder.gov/
That should copy&paste in your browser.

Chow for now
Ciao 4 L8rs,
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1/7/20 10:29 P

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Perturbed by my nation, my Government, my family, and my church. That pretty much sums up most of my meaningful relationships. Especially since I'm seeking to keep up with having some form of healthy relationship with my wife who is 1) family, and 2) part of the church.

I say perturbed because it means "unsettled". When on shifting sands it is always wise to keep an eye on the horizon in relation to where you stand. If you don't, you'll probably wander off afar and get lost. That is true in desert survival, which I've been trained in, and life (of which I'm still a student until the day I die).

While I still have trouble eating 3x a day, I pray much more often than that and seek real solutions through listening, reading, and actual thinking. Imagine that, an American actually reasoning things through rather than being a knee-jerk reactionary.

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1/5/20 1:19 A

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Today I am anxious about keeping up with at least 3 meals a day. Ugh.

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11/23/19 5:35 A

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Excited to get back on track with healthy meal choices!

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9/20/19 5:33 A

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Tired. I've stayed up all night so my wife can be sure to get off on time to get to her surgery this morning. Ugh. I'm definitely a dragon at the moment. I'm a draggin' over here, then over there...

humor helps, even if it is sophomoric.

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8/3/19 5:58 P

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ready to go take a nap, it has been a blah day.

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7/31/19 3:44 P

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on edge, easily irritated especially with loud, obnoxious people and non-sequitur behaviors.

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7/19/19 2:58 A

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6/7/19 7:22 P

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happy to have eaten some refried beans I made from canned pintos + seasonings, a couple slices of cheese, jalapeno, microwaved caramelized onions, and two nuked poached eggs. I ate 8 tortilla chips (Julio's Freekin' Hot - habanero) with it.

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6/1/19 11:37 P

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Happy my nephew graduated from High school today, which is also his birthday. wow, what a day for him, his home-schooling parents, and many family were there (Jamaicans and Swedes aglow! hahaha).

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5/27/19 9:18 A

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struggling with getting enough food for cheap, or healthy food in small amount.

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5/17/19 8:37 P

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enjoying the meat chili I made with green chile peppers and lots of paprika (namely because I haven't gotten basic red chile powder to use. Now I must do so, I'm out of paprika!) hahaha

I have only made it through 3 meals so far, and have at least another 12 meals or so. My wife doesn't seem ready to help me. She prefers cereal for each meal.

I made the chili with items donated to us by a neighbor and purchased on extreme discount at our local Target Superstore (such as $6.49 for 1lb premium beef stew meat with $5 off sticker. $1.49 a pound for beef? Woo Hoo).

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5/1/19 6:58 P

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Today I am grateful our kitten "Motley" decided to climb on the bed and sleep on our legs during the night. She has been most shy, and so we've been winning her slow and softly. Her sister Moustachae is quite the pet-hound, so we are making progress with these two offspring of a stray momma.

We also got some food bank items our upstairs neighbor didn't want, so that helps tremendously.

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4/22/19 1:50 A

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Today I am... DREADING going back to work after a week long Spring Break!

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4/18/19 4:08 A

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Today I'm glad we passed our housing inspection. Now we just need to get the new contract signed. Ugh. The management keeps changing at our apartment complex, and in 4 years there have been three owners. I think it is used as a tax-write off. Perhaps this will change with Trump's new plan.
I am still recovering from doing 6 loads of laundry the other day. Whew. And I'm trying to get to all my teams to post and interact. Thankfully, I have some friends who help out with that too.
Cheers to all who are on the adventure of being healthy, one could even say staying slim with a skinny wallet?
Eh?
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4/17/19 2:17 A

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Lonely because no one else has responded to my post! emoticon

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emoticon Feeling excited about my weight loss journey!


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