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Friday, January 11, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday


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The basketball update?  Well, Gabe's team continues to lose.  This past Saturday, they only had 5 players show up, but they played better than they have in quite some time.  They lost to one of the top teams by only 2 points. Ya'll, I'm soooo ready for baseball.
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Many of you know that I joined in a Blogger Biggest Loser contest.  I've been trying to follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus plan on my own.  I'm using a point calculator app on my iPhone.  However, having done Weight Watchers before, I was getting frustrated because I felt this app wasn't allowing me enough food points. This frustration continued for several days until I finally decided to poke around in the app, and I found that it had calculated my daily point allowance based on my weight the last time I used this app - apparently that was 20 pounds ago.  UGH!
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During Christmas break, we allowed our 2 sons to pool some of the Christmas money together and purchase an Xbox.  Let me tell you, we should have done this much sooner.  Those boys have been voluntarily doing chores in order to earn play time on the Xbox.  Garrett has NEVER come into the kitchen and started unloading the dishwasher without being asked multiple times.  I realize that the newness will probably wear off soon enough, but until then, I'm really enjoying the benefits.
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Why is it that both of my boys rarely ever behave at the same time?  Granted having the Xbox has helped, but since school has started back, Gabe has been a handful.  Garrett has been pretty consistent in his behaviour.  Other than trying to boss Gabe around, Garrett has been extremely helpful.  I'm not sure what's going on with Gabe.  I'm praying he's just trying to get back into the routine after the long Holiday break because he's starting to hop up and down on my last nerve!
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Hubby is starting to get on my nerves too.  (Dieting is fun, isn't it?)  To Ben dieting means skipping his midnight snack or maybe just having a smaller midnight snack.  After only 2 days, he'd already lost 7 pounds, or so he says.  The other evening, I ate salad for dinner while he fixed and ate cheese dip!  Then, later I'm eating a low fat yogurt for a snack, and he walks up and grabs the boys' bag of Skittles.  Since he's the one the doctor expects to lose a specific number by a certain date, I said, "Hey!  What are you doing, you're supposed to be dieting too, remember?"  (Just trying to be helpful, ya know?)  He says, "What?  I've already lost more than 10 pounds."  What??  How is that possible??  I don't even think I've lost 1/2 a pound.  I call BS!!
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So, Thursday, I'm eating my Healthy Choice meat loaf dinner for lunch, and I felt something on the side of my tongue.  I thought it was just part of the corn kernel, so I moved it around and it scratched my tongue.  I used my finger to reach and in get it, and this is what I found.  It appeared to be a fairly thick piece of plastic, but it became more opaque as it dried, so I'm really not sure what it was.  I called ConAgra, and they asked for pictures as well as all kinds of information off the meal package so they could investigate.  Other than a scratch on the side of my tongue, a sore throat, and being a little lot cranky, I seem to be okay.  So, we'll see.  I'm sure I'll find a ton of coupons in my mailbox soon.

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Please keep Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary and her family in your prayers.  She is home from the hospital now, but is still being treated for blood clots in both lungs.  The medicine she has been given cost a little more than $4,000 for a 30-day supply.  Yikes!  I can't even imagine.

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