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Old 08-25-2012, 12:43 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Went to review some other blood test results and found my A1C average blood sugar test result was posted to my online medical record. I was amazed it was NORMAL--5.9% despite my summertime carb cheats and binges. Normal is 4-6%. I guess my cheats were more seldom or more controlled over the summer than I recalled. I'm certainly not going to challenge the test! LOL
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:59 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Fridays numbers

Calories ave 1350- 1399,1094, 1231,1657, 1655
Eat vegies 3-5 serves – yes, yes, yes, yes,no
Eat fruit 1 -2 serves- yes, yes if you count cranberry juice?, yes in juice form again,no,yes
At least 7 hours of sleep a night – more like 6, not even close maybe 5 I keep waking up for some reason. YES! Finally. yes, yes

My numbers are not too bad but my carbs have been very high this week, particularly in the last few days. I will need to watch that. I have had a reasonable loss this week despite a 100g gain this morning which is probably the result of a bit of a late night carb binge oops I am going shopping today and I plan to buy some more easy hi protein options so I am not so tempted to grab the quick and easy.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:20 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Nichaleh, great job on your fruit, veggies and sleep. Your calories averaged just 1407--quite respectable with a target of 1350. Really good that you caught the creeping up of your carbs. Congrats on your weight loss and on your shopping trip to stock up on your supply of protein.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:20 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Hello ladies and Mike so far so good today my calories are in line just under 900 and planning a light dinner. I am off work today but spent it at our church vacation camp for kids and seriously ran my bottom off probably burnt 500 calories just running up and down stairs today.I have a date to walk the dogs with a friend of mine not really exercise as shes a leisurely walker but its still activity.

Mern Congratulations on your test results!!!!

April Congratulations on your new job!!!!
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:41 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Congratulations Mern on the test results!! Always nice to hear good news like that.

Checked my blood sugar this afternoon 2 hrs after lunch (fajitas with weight watchers tortilla, a little bit of leftover steak and lots of veggies) and it was back down to normal range so looks like just a temporary spike. Strawberries for dessert tonight WITHOUT ICECREAM

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:55 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Darlene, it's nice to have you back!
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:15 AM   #107 (permalink)
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yahoo Mern - those number reflect a LOT of hard work and focus! And an incredible amount of knowledge!

Mike - right now my living room is totally torn apart - I am taking pix, but nothing I'd want to share yet with the general public! We are living on a bare plywood floor and all the stuff from the bookshelves (20'x7' worth) in boxes and stacked in the corner. We had plans to put in a bamboo floor, but the bonus DH was expecting got put into the retirement plan instead. So I have to come up with a plan B - probably use floor paint creatively. I promise, you will see pictures eventually. The riverstone tiles for the corner with the woodstove look great - at least SOMETHING is working out.

jjrudd - *whew* on the blood sugar #s...glad they're back to normal

nichaleh - seeing lots of green in your week! Good job!

darlene - ahh - I remember the days of summer Bible camp for the kids - I'd get home and drop in a chair from exhaustion - while the kids ran circles around me! Def. worth at LEAST 500 cals!

April - again - congrats on the new position - here's hoping for a smooooooth transition!

Cassie - thank you for the sympathetic words - I still have another window to tape and paint - gack. Then gotta make a decision on the floor. Sigh. And I start back to work on Wednesday, so time will be at a premium.

Ann - it never ceases to amaze & impress me how you all can run for MILES! I do wee little 100' jogs/sprints, and think I'm gonna DIE! Wow!
Oh - and Happy Belly-Button Day to you!

Ama, Tracey, and whoever I missed - hope this week went as planned, and this weekend will be great for you!


...all right, all right...I've procrastinated long enuff...the numbers weren't great - but I will admit to intentionally having a carb-overloaded day. It was one of THOSE days, where I had a tenuous hold on the emotions and negative thought processes. But I did keep a grip on things for the most part, doing some journalling, and will spend some time tonight in meditation.

*gulp*

Calories: 1,850 Fats: 112.7 Carbs: 153.7 Protein: 78.9

I did my walk today, and tried some sprints UP some hills - gads, I was winded! Didn't get the baking done, but managed to make (food porn alert) : Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa - got 8 jars canned, plus (this is where the carbs and calories came from)ate some with dinner - along with too many tortilla chips and gobs of cheese - and a WHOLE avocado. Decadent. Won't do that again soon, though - stomach is complaining. Think I'll avoid the scale until Monday...or Tuesday...
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:42 AM   #108 (permalink)
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I totally understand Judi.


Okay ladies, what would Friday be without another one of my rants? First the lien holder, now the parts store. Here's the email I just fired all, along with copies of my statements and conversation. Y'all should be proud, I didn't drop a single F-Bomb, someone please hand Tori a tissue.

I called in last week and placed an order, order #70311474. I made a paypal payment of $560.50 (see attachment). I then called back to order another part and that was put on my credit card, in the amount of $125.68 (see attachment), for a total of $686.18. A couple days ago I had noticed that a part was on back order, I called to inquire about it. At first I talked to a male and he said there was no ETA. It's my understanding that when parts are on back order from Suzuki of Japan, they don't necessarily go to the dealers first, they are allocated to those that have them ordered. So I was pretty much in line for my parts, which was fine. Later I had called back and talked to a female and she said that I must have gotten lucky and got one of the last ones because mine was schedule to ship on August 23rd.



On the 23rd, I now noticed that that same part, along with another part was on back order. I did the online chat to get some info on my order. I inquired asking IF I decided to cancel the back ordered parts, would I have ANY fees. (See attached copy of the chat.) The rep said that there would be NO FEES. In the chat you can see that I NEVER ONCE asked to have my items cancelled. Your rep took it upon himself to cancel those items and I was charged a restocking fee, because of HIS mistake! (see attachment from your invoice) I was refunded $346.78 to my paypal account (see attachment). The $346.78 isn't even enough to cover the cost of the parts that I had originally paid for and he removed from my order, so PowersportsPlus STILL OWES ME MONEY. So not only was I charged because of his error, I was now kicked out of line for my parts!


I call back this morning when I get the invoice showing his screw up and the restocking fee. I was quite upset that someone could be so careless. The gentleman I spoke to today said that to add the two back ordered parts back to my order, he would have to do a new order. This made absolutely no sense! The new order # is 70320201. He took my debit card information and I told him to make sure I was credited back before he charged my card. I assume that call was recorded, you may want to check that out. HE MADE A DUPLICATE ORDER OF THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL ORDER AND CHARGED MY BANK ACCOUNT ANOTHER $686.18, WHEN Y'ALL ARE THE ONES THAT STILL OWE ME MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!! (See attachment) So how many times can the reps at PowersportsPlus drop the ball on one order? It amazes me that I don't even work there and I knew what they were doing was wrong, yet he still did it. If your staff is that clueless, I think you need to be replacing them.


I called back this evening and get another rep, that I don't believe knew his head from a hole in the ground. I asked to speak to a supervisor and after 30-40 minutes of explaining to him my, I mean YOUR situation, he tells me that the supervisor has left and he can't do anything for me. I have to wait until Monday to speak to a supervisor and then it could take 24-48 hours before the money is refunded. Really? So your rep screwed up by cancelling my parts and hitting me with a restocking fee on Thursday, I call on Friday to correct it and the next rep tries to outdo the first by screwing me even more and now I've being told it may be Tuesday or Wednesday before this mess is corrected, all the while I now wait at the back of the line for my parts? He did finally transfer me to Anthony at Ext. 168. Anthony said that he would cancel the duplicate order from today but, like the previous rep said, I'd have to wait until Monday to try to get the money corrected.



I am a member of many message boards and I can tell you that PowersportsPlus has left a very bad taste in my mouth that I will be sharing, if this debacle is not correct and my money back in my account by the close of business on Monday. I think I have spent way too much of my valuable time trying to fix this mess, I think some good training and corrective action would go a long way!


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Old 08-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #109 (permalink)
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That^^ is absolutely absurd. There is no excuse for that stupidity. How do they expect to run a business that way? I hope it gets resolved very quickly come Monday.

Judi, congrats on your exercise. Maybe that will insulate you against some of the food porn .

Well, I woke up to some unpleasant news this morning. Hubby's car needs a new transmission...$5K. I suppose that makes the car-for-son discussion moot at this point. Not what I wanted to deal with right now .
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:29 PM   #110 (permalink)
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New Goals Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Wow, this is gonna be tough. Don't know if I can strictly follow the fat recommendations in the TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet to further reduce my high triglycerides. But it can't hurt to try.

Problem #1 is that while one can always find saturated fat listed on food labels, I found that many of my custom foods don't list the amount of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats and they are not required to do so by USA law.

Problem #2 is just a matter of learning the new way of eating fats. I am accustomed to changing planned portion sizes and adding foods to make my saturated fat limit percentage come out on target. After thinking I had plenty of "wiggle room" in the form of leftover calories yesterday to make adjustments in my Friday food log, I read that on the TLC diet, one cannot add monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats to bring down the saturated fat percentage. The guideline is that you eat mono and poly fat IN PLACE OF, NOT IN ADDITION TO, saturated fat. So the only way to juggle my numbers now is to add zero fat foods. Looks like I've got a lot of "homework" to do.

BUT as my doc told me a couple times, "You don't have to be perfect--just better than you USED to be. She was OK with my previous goal limit of 12% sat fat, even though no more than 10% is recommended in a heart healthy diet.


Calorie limit 1500 1357
Net Carbs (total carbs less fiber) 25g net (no change) 20.4g
Fiber average 25g (no change) 32g
Lean meat, poultry, or fish 5 oz. maximum per day YES
Protein average minimum 120g Calling my 117g green because that was darned admirable in view of having only 5 oz. of meat.
Cholesterol average 200mg limit 182mg
Saturated fat average 8% of total calories 14%
Polyunsaturated fat average 10% of total calories can't accurately calculate because often not listed on my custom food labels.
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