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I'm first? Everyone but me must be spring cleaning!

I'm going to do categories this week, rather than counting. It's going to be primarily health/food with some housework and work-work. I really put on weight during and since chemo, so I'm going to start a low carb diet - and that wipes out a good chunk of the pantry. I did it for a while many years ago and it worked, I felt better and was healthier. I explored the newer atkins version and it has room for a lot more vegetables, so should be more sustainable. I'll be gearing up for that. It should definitely help with the glucose control. But tomorrow for lunch I'm having one last glorious good-by to fried chicken Cane's chicken combo! Or maybe a Griff's burger and fries. (Isn't that dispicable?) Then... down to business.

SHOPPING - 0/6
Order larger salad spinner
Thursday - order rotisserie for delivery Mon/Tue of next week
Replenish testing supplies
Make grocery list
Kroger trip
Super 1 trip

ORGANIZATION - 0/6
Start food journal
Create several standard salad recipes
Find three new recipes
Make a short list of foods/net carb counts
Go through stockpile, sort by usuable, not
Decide where to donate off limits items

FOOD - 0/3
Try chicken/tomatillo recipe
Prepare salad veggies
Cook for work week

HOUSEWORK - 0/4
Finish putting away carpet cleaning day flotsam
Water plant
Catch up on weekend dishes
Collect, take out trash

WORK - 0/4
Finish Focus Group 2
Do half of Focus Group 3
Statistics
Schedule

That's the plan!
 

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Definitely not dispicable Donna - delightfully decadent!!

I have this weekend to myself - DH is off island - so I definitely need to focus on finishing some biggies for me first - a baby quilt and on-line class portfolio as well as house stuff!!

Baby quilt top
Layer quilt
Quilt finish work
Send quilt to DD

Case study for portfolio
Transfer all finished components
Graph data
Review all components for completion
Review all for quality
Post portfolio

Clean off sewing table
Laundry 1
Laundry 2
Organize contents of LR bags
Surface Clean Kitchen cabinets
Surface Clean Floor
Surface Clean refrigerator
Surface Clean stove
 

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Donna, I tried that trick of folding lettuce into a dishtowel and then whirling it around. I went outside to do it so as not to splatter water all over the kitchen. It worked great and now I'm not interested in buying and storing a big single-purpose salad spinner. I mention that in case you'd like to try it before plunking down your hard-earned money.

I have to get some lists made. Tomorrow.
 

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Baby quilt top DONE
Layer quilt
Quilt finish work
Send quilt to DD

Case study for portfolio IN PROGRESS
Transfer all finished components IN PROGRESS
Graph data IN PROGRESS
Review all components for completion
Review all for quality
Post portfolio

Clean off sewing table DONE
Laundry 1 DONE
Laundry 2
Organize contents of LR bags
Surface Clean Kitchen cabinets
Surface Clean Floor
Surface Clean refrigerator
Surface Clean stove
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color hair
pick up DH
Make pea/bean soup
 

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DCompton...go for Cane's...no slaw extra toast...yum!!!
 

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Ahhh, I typed a list up and it didn't post.

1. Pick puppy up from Vet
2. List of questions for OB
3. Drop off donations at church
4. Print DD's pics for school
5. Fold load of whites
6. Fold/pick up load from dryers

That's all now for my gigantic PG butt! lol
 

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Tiger Girl - I did Cane's for the farewell to fast food. It's the best chicken going! I will miss it. Maybe, eventually, it can be a once in awhile treat, but I'll try to be good for now.

SD - Thanks, but I got the salad spinner today. I'm afraid if I try the whirling thing, I will end up rotating my knees or carelessly making a sideways movement. On days like today (weather stuff) it's excruciating to walk in a straight line. That would put me in ICU. I have a small one now and love it. But I'm going to be eating a LOT of salad greens, so this is a good investment. It will save me a lot of time in the kitchen. But I did use a coupon!
 

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SHOPPING - 4/6
Thursday - order rotisserie for delivery Mon/Tue of next week
Replenish testing supplies

ORGANIZATION - 0/6
Start food journal
Create several standard salad recipes
Find three new recipes
Make a short list of foods/net carb counts
Go through stockpile, sort by usuable, not
Decide where to donate off limits items

FOOD - 0/3
Prepare salad veggies
Cook for work week
Package chops for freezer

HOUSEWORK - 0/5
Finish putting away carpet cleaning day flotsam
Water plant
Catch up on weekend dishes
Collect, take out trash
Clean out refrigerator

WORK - 1/4
Do half of Focus Group 3
Statistics
Schedule - HALF DONE, FINISH WEDNESDAY

MISCELLANEOUS - 1/3
Update receipts in computer
End of month balance sheet
 

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Need to get my work/personal paperwork on my lists - a bear of a week!!

Baby quilt top DONE
Layer quilt
Quilt finish work
Send quilt to DD

Case study for portfolio IN PROGRESS
Transfer all finished components IN PROGRESS
Graph data IN PROGRESS
Review all components for completion
Review all for quality
Post portfolio

Clean off sewing table DONE
Surface Clean Kitchen cabinets
Surface Clean Floor
Surface Clean refrigerator
Surface Clean stove

Write IEP #1
Write IEP #2
Finish Brigance
Write IEP for new student
Change IEP date for JR
 

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Okay, I'm just going to start with today, rather than try to catch up for the weekend. :)

Monday:
  1. Move cat litter bucket upstairs
  2. Update case log
  3. Update iTunes podcasts
  4. Call NV re: court records
  5. Email sister about Mother's Day plans
  6. Call Mom
  7. Plant herbs
  8. Clean up "coffee station" at work
 

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Monday:

Move cat litter bucket upstairs
Update case log - DONE
Update iTunes podcasts - DONE
Call NV re: court records - DONE
Email sister about Mother's Day plans - DONE

Call Mom
Plant herbs
Clean up "coffee station" at work
 

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SHOPPING - 4/6
Thursday - order rotisserie for delivery Mon/Tue of next week
Replenish testing supplies - working on it, insurance hassle

ORGANIZATION - 0/6
Start food journal
Create several standard salad recipes
Find three new recipes
Make a short list of foods/net carb counts
Go through stockpile, sort by usuable, not
Decide where to donate off limits items

FOOD - 0/3
Prepare salad veggies - partly done
Cook for work week
Package chops for freezer

HOUSEWORK - 2/5
Finish putting away carpet cleaning day flotsam
Water plant
Collect, take out trash

WORK - 1/4
Do half of Focus Group 3
Statistics
Schedule - HALF DONE, FINISH WEDNESDAY

MISCELLANEOUS - 3/3
 

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Tuesday:
  1. Fax request for records
  2. Call re: interpreter
  3. Call vet re: Girl
  4. Move two Earthboxes to back yard
  5. Move two planters off deck
  6. Look for coffee pot
Stragglers:

Move cat litter bucket upstairs - DONE
Call Mom
Plant herbs - DONE
Clean up "coffee station" at work
 

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Wednesday:
  1. Mail off M Day cards
  2. Email hotel confirmations
  3. Request destruction of property
  4. Clean out work car

Stragglers:

Fax request for records
Call re: interpreter - DONE
Call vet re: Girl
Move two Earthboxes to back yard
Move two planters off deck
Look for coffee pot - DONE
Call Mom
Clean up "coffee station" at work - DONE
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Change of plans. I'm pretty much scrapping my list, except for essential pick up around the apartment. I need to spend the rest of the week on meal planning. So I'm more or less going away, but I'll probably drop in Friday night my success story. It IS going be a success story - or else!

I also made an appointment to see my internist on Friday. Some are in favor of low carb, some aren't, so I'll see what her take is. Since this affects blood glucose, though, I need for her to be aware of it and see what I need to do to satisfy her on the medical end. So this is basically turning into just a week of planning and organization. Time consuming, but important. Getting my proverbial ducks in a row.
 

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Hey, you can pyramid that stuff, too! It's very important, so take credit for it!

Good luck. It's a lot to think about and it gets confusing.
 

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Well, I don't think I'm organized enough yet to even put it in a pyramid. I thought I was until suddenly I was running late and scrambling to throw together an acceptable meal for work tonight! Maybe I'll be more on top of it next week.

I resist this sort of thing because I resent having to give so much of my mind to nitpicky food issues when were are so many more interesting things out there, but I need to be more proactive with the diabetes. The cancer was a walk in the park compared to this!

Ginch, grinch. This always puts me in a bad mood. I'll be more cheerful next week. Promise.
 

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I know exactly what you mean, believe me. BTDT, still doing it. I hate the nitpickiness of healthy balanced eating, too.

I do a lot of repetitive eating. It's easier for me and less to think about. So I'll make up a big pot of soup and have it for lunch for five or six days straight. It's not unusual for us to eat the same supper three nights in a row. I love to cook but the more I have to think about the details of a balanced diet, the harder it is for me to stay with it. OAMC is really helpful for that, too. Does your library have a copy of Frozen Assets Lite and Easy by Deborah Taylor-Hough? I don't know if the carbs are low enough for diabetic eating in that one, but the calories per serving are on target. The nutritional info is with each recipe so you could easily check if it would work for you. If it would, it should help a lot because so much of the detail is already done in that book, shopping lists, what to prep when, etc. so you don't have to do so much figuring. If you go looking for it, be sure it's the Lite and Easy edition, not the first one that's just called Frozen Assets.
 

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I do repetitive eating too. On my days off I cook meats ahead. Veggies I can fill in. Prepping salad veggies is a pain, but I'm going to have to buckle down to this.

What I'm working on now is putting together the meals to be repetitive with. Not just the right number and kind of carbs, but spread evenly over the day. I'll be working from meals plans, plugging in what I prefer to eat, but it's time consuming tracking down all the net carb counts for this and that. Thank goodness for the internet!

This topic has really highjacked the thread. Sorry about that everyone! I'll shut up now and just go do it.
 
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