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4 Turtle Day

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I slept in this morning, got up immediately when I awakened, and made breakfast. Soon after I looked outside and noticed Blackie, a female turtle, eating strawberries that I had put out yesterday. Later Hulk, our big male turtle, came up and tried to mate with her without success for a really long time. Hubby and I were like, "Oh, give it up!! Enough already!" He bit her and punched her and pushed her and mounted her but she stayed closed up tight in her shell. Then "S" showed up and ate some strawberries and he went after her while the first turtle escaped. She also closed up tight in her shell too and the same thing happened. We found another female turtle eating alone in the compost bin.

It was a little muggy but hubby and I went for 3 walks today. I ate too many calories and carbs today. Oh well. Hopefully I won't pay for it.

Calories - 1467
Net Carbs - 102
Fat - 56
Protein - 100
Steps - 18658
Miles - 7.65
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    3 walks is so excellent.
    3552 days ago
    What an amazing life you lead with your turtles, pets, and other wild life. I love hearing all about it. Never knew how turtles mated but interesting. I think I'm glad I'm not a turtle.
    3556 days ago
    I'm sorry, but when I go carby, I try to enjoy it (negativity makes me gain weight)! ...try anyway - lol. I'm reading backwards - I know you already lost another pound. lol

    Sometimes I hide in my shell, too; esp when he needs a foreplay lesson or pounds on me (lol). :P gosh, turtle sex sounds brutal.
    3556 days ago
  • LLTS01
    How do you figure you ate too much?
    3556 days ago
    Threee walks is excellent! And who knew turtle led such exciting lives? It sounds like your little garden is quite the swingin' singles scene! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3557 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6550047
    I struggle with those darn carbs too.... my problem is I get board with my breakfast and I try to find things to eat and I seem to end up with some kind of whole grain bread... I will get this I know... its just a learning process for me and I'm still loosing so its not a real problem... I just feel better with less carbs... you probably are fine.. I hate eating that many cals too but sometimes it really feels great to throw caution to the wind...LOL
    3557 days ago
    My DH and I are planning on moving to our little cabin in the mountains after our home sells. Reading all about your wildlife adventures reminds me of all the wonderful times we spend out on the deck watching nature. I always feel like I am in Heaven up there and can not wait to be able to spend a lot more time simply BEING...

    3557 days ago
    Wow, I'm always impressed with your stories of wildlife. I guess even male turtles can't take a hint.

    Saying you ate to many carbs.......I'm guessing you're doing a Low Carb diet liek Atkins. Hope you don't pay too badly.
    3557 days ago
    Some males just can't take a hint, huh?
    3557 days ago
    He's a player...no wonder those lil' girl turtles turn him down... no telling what kind of diseases he's passing on. And I don't blame poor S! I wouldn't want to be second choice either! Especially if she saw the way he was punching and pushing Blackie around. Geeesh! LOL

    Man this is sounding more and more like The Young and The Restless every day! lol
    3557 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/30/2010 8:48:23 AM
  • SUNNY332
    That female turtle just wasn't in the mood - was she? LOL

    Too many calories?? I think you are doing GREAT.

    Have a Marvelous Monday.

    3557 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I don't see where you ate too many carbs. What are net carbs that you mention. Is that not the same as carbs? that I count?

    It looks great to me...
    3557 days ago
    Doesn't sound like too many calories to me, unless I'm trying real hard to lose, but everybody's different.

    Poor ol' Hulk! He just couldn't get lucky.

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    3557 days ago
  • SCOOTER4263
    Love the turtle stories! emoticon
    3557 days ago
    I'd love to see some pics of the turtles, but not when they're getting romantic please....but it would be interesting now wouldn't it?
    3557 days ago
  • no profile photo DEVORA4
    good for your female turtle she has learned how to say that she is NOT in the mood. emoticon
    3557 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4720056
    WHAT are you putting in those strawberries? LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3557 days ago
  • DUBGIRL418
    You ate too many calories and carbs? I actually found that when I upped my calories to nearly 2,000 a day, my weight started pouring off again (I'll have to see if that works this time). Right now I'm doing low carb for a couple of weeks to jumpstart my weight loss again, and then I'll switch back to counting calories and fat. I also noticed that when I varied my caloric intake each day by at least 100 calories, it tricked my body out of starvation mode. You probably know all this, though.

    I'm glad to know that female wildlife is a lot like human females when it comes to mating...hahaha
    3557 days ago
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    3557 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6296091
    Your turtles sound like fun to watch. Love is everywhere.

    Life is beautiful when it is filled with love.

    Blessings to you and hubby, LOL Carol
    3557 days ago
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