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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Diet Pepsi

I read an article that said that Aspartame is dangerous and toxic.

It is hard for me to give that up because I have been drinking it for years. I did give it up a short while back and felt better, but fell back into the habit. But, after reading the article it really opened my eyes.

Apparently, Aspartame is so poisonous it is like formaldehyde. It can really ruin you and kill you. The story was about a woman who was incredibly ill after using it. She had bad spasms and the doctors could not figure out why. She drank diet soda. After stopping the diet drinks she got better quickly. It really surprised me. But, maybe not as much. People who produce artificial ingredients don't care about the overall health of consumers. If they did then they wouldn't make these things.

So now I am going to go back on my diet. Avoid artificial ingredients as much as I can. Avoid diet sodas. Avoid aspartame as best as possible. Drink lots of water. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Try these food changes

Instead of soda try iced tea unsweetened. + Drink lots of water + Instead of chips eat a handful of nuts + Cut portion sizes down!!!! The human stomach is actually small. A whole plate of food is big enough to fit in the entire gut. So I am going to try to limit my portions.

Those things are not as hard as I think. I just have to be aware of everything that goes into my mouth and immediately make a change. It worked for me before when I lost 10 pounds so I have to get back on it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

haven't posted in forever

I wanted to keep up with my blog before multiply shuts it down.

I deleted my previous posts about knitting and crochet because I gave up on them. I wasn't catching on. So I have my thread and needle going again for a smaller easier project.

Today and yesterday I did some major reorganizing. Several bags are going to Goodwill because they are in great condition (more or less) but I don't need it. So I have lots of space available. It is nice to feel more room and not so closed in with most things that I never use or wear.

I have been working on:

  • Precious Moments but it isn't done
  • A flower project
  • Baby bibs that is a 3 year old project

But my new goals are

  • A Joyful Expressions Many names of Jesus project (beautiful)
  • A project about loving sisters with flowers and it is simple and fast which is what I need now

I am thinking of using some of the patterns I have already finished and used. I may pick up a Christmas pattern and do it again. That was fun.

I haven't been well lately. But, I have made some improvements about how to deal with some of my frustrations.

God bless all my friends and family who need God's love

+++ Peace +++

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I have new projects started

I have started knitting, this is the first part of a set of arm warmers I am making for my father. Don't ask me why?

This is one of my first crochet projects above. It is started with a basic chain stitch then I used the single crochet stitch to keep going.

These pictures below are more of the crochet. One is back side. One is front side. But, I don't remember which.

And how in the world do you use multiply? blogger was so much easier to use.

This is frustrating me.

Since I cannot see up close well enough to xstitch I have taken up crochet and knitting.

They are not that bad. I kinda like them. Has taken me maybe a while to get going. I started a year ago and made my first knitted scarf which came out really great.

I picked up the needle again about 11 days ago. Here is what I have started

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

one more word

I am posting that I do not have enough money for my 2 new projects.

They are so cool. I will need new fabric. I will need a big piece for both. So I have to wait awhile till I have enough money to buy it.

So I stick to the other goals I posted earlier.

tues night update

I have worked on this for about 90 mins. or so.

Counting was hard. But, also noticed that my vision is not working. I think I need reading glasses or something. Bifocals are too expensive! What do I do?
Anyway, it is coming along slowly.....
1. PM
2. Love flower
3. Bib
That is all I can do now. I have to buy fabric and floss for new projects. So for now, I will enjoy these.
+++ God bless +++

PM update

I tried working on this last night but was unable to concentrate. I am doing this because it is therapy. I have been so stressed out and so confused. I am going to see my therapist. I have decided that taking care of my parents comes first. I am going to stay home more. I cannot do much. My mood is unstable and I need to settle down till I can get ahold of myself.

I told my mom that when things get crazy I am going to stitch when I need to whenever I need it. She understands and is happy I am going to do it to feel better.

I am posting a picture because I am keeping track of the progress.

I have worked on it Friday and a little Saturday. But it is coming along. I am not so much worried about the back. It is ok but this time it is not as good as other times.

But I am enjoying it now that there is a good start to it.

There are more projects and goals to come. This is what I am doing now.

+++ God bless +++

Sunday, January 10, 2010

no one understands!

We had a good day till I got home.

Elena and I went to our monthly catholic retreat. It was the longest one we ever had. But, it was fruitful.

I am so mad. No one understands!!!!

I am so torn between our prayer group or staying home. My mom was sick when I got home.

So it is

the prayer group vs. taking care of my parents at home

I want to do both. Either side doesn't understand that I want to do both but even though I can't do both together I have to figure out which is more important without hurting the other.

I will post more later

Friday, January 08, 2010

teddy bear photos

I worked on this yesterday. I'm posting this smaller part because I worked hard on it. I have no idea why the other two hearts look so different from this one. It lays nicer. I have no idea why.

This is the whole piece. I am almost done. Yay. As I said earlier I lost track of the correct count and had to take out some floss. So I put it down last night. But, I like it so far.
I am not so worried anymore about the back. It isn't perfect but there are not so many knots.
I am not sure what I will work on today. My choices are:
1. Precious Moments
2. The love flower
3. The teddy bear
Have a great day!
+++ God bless +++