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BFC Servings Reminder
15/6 = 15 grams sugar/6 carb servings
Carb serving (no more than 2 per meal)
5 grams - 20 grams = 1 serving
20 grams - 40 grams = 2 servings
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday March 14, 2010 - Warning sad post

Hi you guys, sorry I've been missing for a couple days.  It's been a really rough week.  I think you remember me telling you that one of my dogs got diagnosed with congestive heart failure last September.  Well this weekend he took a  bad turn.  He was doing really good all week and then Friday afternoon he stopped wanting his treats, food or pills.  Saturday I was having a hard time getting him to drink water and he would only take a little out of my hands.  By Sunday he was not eating or drinking and was pretty listless.  I told the boys that this was probably it and I would have to take him to the vet on Monday.  It was a pretty sad day.  Monday the vet told me to bring him in that evening after everyone else was gone so I spent the day with him outside on our deck just reading and being there with him.  It actually felt good to do nothing for an entire day.  Ironically it was beautiful weather.  We took him in Monday night.  So sad.  He was really a great dog and super smart and loyal.  Just looking at his picture makes me sad.  He will be missed.

My other dog is missing him too.  He is a big yellow lab mix and I don't think he really understands what is going on, but who knows maybe he does.

So it hasn't been the best past month with my Aunt and dog both dying.  I'm hoping the sadness is over now and better things will come.

On the bright side the weather here has been unusually warm and sunny.  I think last winter we still had snow on the ground on March 14, but today it was sunny and get this....80 degrees outside!  What?!  I had the windows open and sandals on....very weird.  I think they said next week it would get back into the 50's so I guess I'll try to enjoy it while I can but it is very strange.

Still stuck on 163lbs as of my weigh in today.  You know how this happens for me, I get stuck on a number for weeks.  If I would start exercising again I think I could start going down again but I just didn't have it in me this week.   My youngest son made those chocolate chip cookies I posted last blog earlier in the week. We like to have a batch for his school lunches and he volunteered to make them this week.  Anyway when he was all done they looked good but a little weird, like a darker color and sort of oatmeal looking like.  Turns out he got the flaxseed meal and the almond flour mixed up (they were both Bob's Mill brand) and made the cookies with flaxseed meal.  I have to say they still tasted pretty good and came out to be a pretty healthy fiber cookie!!

I'm going to catch up with your blogs tonight when I have a bit more time.  Just wanted to check in first.  So glad to have all of you friends to share things with...the good and the bad.  Thanks for reading!


  1. Beth I am so sorry about your dog. I have had 2 pass and I know how much it hurts and how we get attached like they are our children.
    Have a good day :-)

  2. Beth, I am so sorry to hear about your dog and your aunt. It is always hard to lose our loved ones. I hope that things turn around for you. We had snow fall here a couple of days ago which is pretty strange we really dont get to much snow here only in the mountains. I am ready for a little sunny weather. Take care.

  3. {{{HUGS}}} I'm so sorry, Beth.

  4. Oh Beth I am so sorry. I know your Buddy was a member of your family, very loved. I wish for you a happier time in the future. You have had a tough time lately and I am sorry.
    Take care of yourself!
    Blessings my friend:) K

  5. I'm sorry Beth. :( Glad you had a nice sunny day though to help out.

    Funny about the flax cookie. Maybe I'll try to do that on purpose. .. I'm always on the lookout for high fiber tasty snacks. That was so sweet of your son!

  6. So sorry to hear that Beth. I know what you are going through as I have had to put several pets down through out the years. Never easy, but you made the human decision to be there for buddy as he has always been there for you. Sending you extra big hugs and love!