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The Blog of Boredom

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

So today I left my phone at home, and work is slow. I have things I can do but I just don't want to DO any of them. I've been feeling like that a lot lately - blah. Not sure if it's the summer heat, or just a desire to be lazy for a while.

Things on the weight front are going fine. I'm eating 2,000 calories a day now, and I'm 3.6 lbs from my goal. I'm still losing a little at a time; this weight loss week I lost 1.4 lbs. If I lose that slowly I will hit goal before Christmas, which is fine by me.

Yesterday I was worried that I would not reach goal. My doc told me I could stop losing, and I don't want him to yell at me, but it's only 3.6 lbs, hardly a health risk. So I did some math. A lot of maintainers have a maintenance range of 3% of their goal weight. My goal weight is 160 lbs, so my range would be 155.2 - 164.8. If those are the numbers I should be aiming for, then I'm within maintenance range already!

It kind of surprises me I'm able to eat so much. I guess it's because I'm way more active than I used to be. Last week I even hit my goal of averaging 10,000 steps a day in a week. It was hard work, and I was VERY sore this weekend, so this week I'm cutting back a bit, which is fine, because it's TOM.

So my 4 day weekend was pretty good. Friday hubby and I went to my Godmother's farm for a BBQ. I most definitely overate because I had to sample all of the desserts. A small NSV is that there was one dessert that was delicious but it was so rich I felt kind of sick afterwards. In future I'm going to take just a taste. I did eat a lot of fruit that day, though. And how often do I eat like that? Maybe 4 times a year? I'm not stressed.

We had a fantastic time and it was so nice spending the day with my hubby, who usually volunteers to work the 4th, because he's Canadian.

Saturday I was supposed to go hiking, but yet again that fell through, but for good reason. My bestie had food poisoning! What's funny is she's a county health inspector, so I'm guessing this place will get a serious inspection soon! Tsk tsk. So instead of staying home and being lazy, I drove myself to Cooper River Park and walked the loop, which is 3.5 miles. I did it in less than an hour, then went home to be lazy for the rest of the day. I have been reading the most recent A Song of Ice and Fire book, Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin, so I laid on the couch and read that and took Bingley for a few short walks (he gets hot easily). By the end of the day I had over 14,000 steps in!

Sunday we did our normal grocery shop and laundry, with the added bonus of a walk at the local park with Bingley. It was supposed to be a "rest day" but I managed to accidentally get in 8,000 steps. That night hubby and I watched the newest episode of BBCs The Musketeers together. It's nice to have a show we can watch together! He usually leaves the room when I watch tv, because he's not into most of the shows I like.

Monday I didn't have anything planned, but my awesome cousin Susan (CHIPUGMOM) had time to kill before flying back home to Chicago so we hung out! We went out for Greek for lunch (I had spanakopita and a salad), went to Kohl's and got some iced coffee before just hanging out in my living room and talking for a while. I don't get to see Susan enough, maybe twice a year, but it's always a great time when I do!

Last night hubs made some bifanas (thin cut pork chops marinated in garlic, paprika, chile paste and white wine) so we had those, Portuguese rolls, mixed veggies and caramelized onions. Yum!

Tonight I'm making Spanish potato tortilla with chicken apple sausage on the side. Hope it turns out well!

Hope you all are doing well and keep it up!

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LIVEDAILY 7/13/2014 4:02AM

    Your two menu items made me realize you haven't done a menu blog in awhile (hint! hint!).
Nice you got to spend time with hubs on the 4th, and time with your cousin too!
Do you get most of your walkig in by walking Bingley?
I wonder if I can train my cat to walk on a lead.....
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POMATOJUICE 7/11/2014 11:06PM

    I like bored blogs too! :D Hearing about your day-to-day is just as inspiring as purely fitness type posts, because I get to see what daily life is like on the other side! I know you are VERY close to your goal, and you may or may not see it as having a little ways to go yet... But I see it as pretty much there!

Reading about your calorie counts and your activity levels kind of blows my mind sometime! I mean, we're all different, but there are certainly some big differences in our activity levels, I think. And while we are different people with bodies that work differently, I get to see what kinds of activity it takes to maintain healthily!

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FOR_THE_DUDES 7/11/2014 11:31AM

    I heard someone say once, "there are two types of people in life---those who are bored and those who are miserable." I think it's BS, but it makes me feel good when I'm bored.


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_MOBII_ 7/9/2014 9:00PM

    Maintenance range!!! I am so happy for you!!!
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ZAPPATTACK 7/8/2014 11:12PM

    Congrats on being in maintenance range!! Sounds like your active lifestyle has become a part of everyday life :)

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 7/8/2014 7:33PM

    Everything sounds great on your end. You're so close!! I love that you're technically in maintenance range. Good on you, lady.
The Song of Ice and Fire books are friggin' amazing... I loved them all!!

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CATTUTT 7/8/2014 6:25PM

    Big congratulations on being in your maintenance range! That must be a seriously amazing feeling!

And great job on getting in so many steps and so much exercise. I need to be more like you.

Hope you're having a great evening!

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FINCHFEEDER80 7/8/2014 4:52PM

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Make Dance with Dragons last- the next book is nowhere on the radar yet- I'm dying!

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What I Learned From My Canadian Vacation

Thursday, June 26, 2014

1. My Mother-in-Law likes to show she loves us by buying us things, including food.

2. Never mention that you're saving up for a new car to MIL, she will demand you take her money.

3. MIL is right, eating like crap for 4 days will not screw up your weight loss, as long as you get back on track immediately afterward.

4. Eight McMuffins is way too many McMuffins for only 3 people.

5. Eating 2 Sausage McMuffins for lunch, followed by 2 donuts for lunch will make you feel like crap.

6. Corn and potatoes do not "feel" like vegetables when those are the only ones you eat for days.

7. MIL likes to drown salad in dressing before serving.

8. Portuguese cornbread, while delicious, is not necessary at every meal.

9. Powdered coconut milk is a halfway decent substitute for regular coconut milk in coffee.

10. I can drink good coffee without much sugar at all.

11. I can reduce the amount of artificial sweetener in my coffee if I brew it right.

12. Never mention you like something in front of MIL: she will buy you 5 of it.

13. Black fly bites on your dog look a lot like ringworm or tick bites.

14. Gas in Canada is EXPENSIVE!!!! ($1.39/liter = $5.26 a GALLON - UGH)

15. My car will not make it to Allentown from Ottawa for gas. Not realizing this will force you to pay $3.99 a gallon in the middle of nowhere.

16. I really appreciate gas prices in New Jersey.

17. Sales tax in Canada is RIDICULOUS. (13%)

18. Tim Horton's makes its seats really uncomfortable so you don't take advantage of their free Wifi.

19. New York Fries still makes my favorite poutine. A small one is PLENTY OF FOOD.

20. Ozonated water tastes weird.

21. My MIL only knows people who are dead/dying of cancer. (Not true, but it's the only thing she talks about.)

22. My MIL has some of the lowest self esteem ever.

23. My MIL loves me like a daughter.

24. My MIL cries when you buy her lunch because she doesn't think she deserves it.

25. Shawarma is everywhere in Ottawa, and I like it!

26. MIL sent us home wit 4 pkgs of sausage, 1.25 kilos of cheese, FOUR loaves of bread, 2 bags of rolls, apples, bananas, orange soda, gatorade, 2 bags of fava beans, a bag of cookies, and a can of maple syrup.

  
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ADVENTURESEEKER 7/6/2014 9:38PM

    Sounds like a good time! She sounds like a good MIL to have :)

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LOLATURTLE 7/2/2014 9:09AM

    #6!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never count corn or potatoes when I fill in my # of servings of veggies tracker. I often don't count peas, either. I'm a freak.

#16!!! I forget until I'm somewhere else. This is exacerbated by being with my parents. You cannot be in a car with my mom without hearing a long involved discourse about gas prices. All it takes is passing one gas station. "Oh, their gas is $_.__ today! Yesterday it was $__. I bought it at the corner of X & Y for $___ on Wednesday, and then on Thursday it was $___ at the corner of Z and Q, which is weird because usually they raise their prices on the weekend...."

She will continue for as much as 20 minutes. Not even kidding. hahaha. It's sort of cute. Mostly annoying as h3ll.

#24 made me teary.

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KENSHO 6/30/2014 2:49PM

    This made me smile.

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_BABE_ 6/29/2014 12:54AM

    Sounds like you are lucky to have such a nice mother in law. emoticon

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_MOBII_ 6/27/2014 11:35PM

    What a great blog and what a great visit!

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SIMONEKP 6/27/2014 12:50PM

    MIL sounds awesome, can I have her? emoticon Canada is expensive, my friends make a trip every few months to the US to clothes and even groceries. In many cultures, food is used to show love, welcome, appreciation and respect. In my culture, if someone visits your home and is not offered a meal, it is an insult to the visitor.

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WEBEZE 6/27/2014 2:12AM

    What an interesting experience. Sounds like you survived despite the obstacles.

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LIVEDAILY 6/26/2014 9:54PM

    For adults of our parent's generation, and of THEIR parents (our grands), food=love. Our parents learned it from their parents, who probably, in turn, learned it from theirs. I remember going to visit my father's parents. My Nana put out chocolate candy all over the house! There was always black cherry and birch beer soad in the frig - we couldn't get it in the south at the time. It was the only time we were allowed to have soda. We always returned from a visit with them with food, plus she would send us "care packages" throughout the year! Your MIL sounds like a wonderful person, who loves you very, very much!

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POMATOJUICE 6/26/2014 8:42PM

    It's so sad to hear that your MIL has low self esteem! I'm glad you two get along, though! I will totally admit that I am a little jealous of your poutine adventure though. :p. I've never had it! If we could get real cheese curds this far south, I'd probably try to make it though!



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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 6/26/2014 4:22PM

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Sounds like your MIL enjoyed your visit too. Glad to see you back, though!
~ Teresa

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FOR_THE_DUDES 6/26/2014 4:00PM

    Your mother-in-law sounds pretty entertaining.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/26/2014 1:42PM

    LOL

love it..

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CATTUTT 6/26/2014 12:50PM

    Those were some great life lessons you learned. Sounds like your MIL is a pretty awesome lady. You're a lucky girl. But man, those Canadian gas prices, ouch!

Hope you're having a great day!

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GRACEOMALLEY 6/26/2014 11:50AM

    Sounds like you had fun - which is great! Your MIL sounds fun too, although I suspect eventually a little overwhelming. Love the things you learned!
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Now that you're back home, relax and enjoy being back in control. Have a great week!
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ARRREAGLES 6/26/2014 11:48AM

    I think there are some gems in here, and I'm glad you had a good (albeit food centric) trip, it sounds like. I hope all is well and you're enjoying getting back on track.

And Poutine... mmmmm....

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ICEDEMETER 6/26/2014 11:47AM

    Well, I suggest that you might want to re-think #8 --- it sounds to me like it might be necessary (recipes, woman - need recipes)!

I also must strongly agree with #10 and #11 --- really good beans, freshly ground, and brewed right make a coffee that is wonderful all by itself. It might take some experimenting to find the one that works best for you, but it is well worth it!

So glad to hear that your MIL is this great to you (you deserve it!), and that you enjoyed your trip (even with the high gas prices and high sales tax). Next time you might need to head West and see the Canadian Rockies (gas is only $1.23 / litre here in Alberta, and the sales tax is only 5%).

Isn't it grand to know that #3 is right? Actually, you can go even longer than that (I went 3 weeks, and the extra bloat is disappearing quite nicely). It's just so much easier to relax and enjoy life (and food!) when you know that the averages are on your side...

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NOTGVGUP83 6/26/2014 11:04AM

    your trip sounds like a home run with adventure and your mil seems sweet! i wish my mil was as sweet and caring as yours. enjoy the goodies your brought home.

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FINCHFEEDER80 6/26/2014 10:34AM

    There were some very humourous and worthwhile life lessons in there. I used to spend some time regularly up in Canada, I was actually going to move there at one point. Tim Horton's is still my favorite coffee ever. And you're right, good coffee doesn't need sweetner. I rarely use any form of sweetner in it, but I do like a bit of plain coconut or soy creamer for some richness. I'll drink it black, though, no problem.

I'm glad you have such a good relationship with your MIL, it makes life so much nicer, doesn't it? I have a good one with mine, but my best friend has the worst, I mean like comedy movie-stereotype, mother in law, and it's awful and causes her no end of stress on a regular basis. It sounds like you had a good trip, over all, and that your MIL saw to it you do not need to visit a grocery store anytime in the next century. emoticon

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Throwback Thursday

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pic of me in Montreal about to get on a flight to the Azores in 2007.

  
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KENSHO 6/19/2014 11:10AM

    So was it a fun trip?

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CLUMBOY 6/19/2014 7:45AM

    you were beautiful then but you didn't know it. now you know it. you have come a long way in your journey and truly earned your reward. be proud of yourself as we all are of you!

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SIXFOOT1 6/18/2014 1:18PM

    I love seeing a throwback Thursday picture like that. Congratulations on your success!

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SIMONEKP 6/18/2014 12:11PM

    So much different from your latest profile picture and the one at the top of your page.

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BATCHICK 6/17/2014 10:16AM

    Wow, very inspirational!

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LOLATURTLE 6/13/2014 7:57AM

    Wow! Amazing the changes!

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GSEATON 6/12/2014 11:41PM

    Who is this girl? (wink) LOTS of hard work and perserverance have SOOOO paid off for you, honey!

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LIVEDAILY 6/12/2014 10:00PM

    She doesn't look like the same person!! You've totally changed, more fit, healthier, and happier!! emoticon

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Thanks for sharing!

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CATTUTT 6/12/2014 2:16PM

    You've come so far, it's just amazing. And I just read a book wherein the main characters were originally from the Azores.

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VALYNN26 6/12/2014 2:04PM

    Wow! What a difference! You have come so far. You have done an amazing job! Congratulations!

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FOR_THE_DUDES 6/12/2014 2:00PM

    1) Look how far you have come. Spectacular!

2) The Azores are in the top two on my bucket list.

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The Ringing Rocks of Upper Black Eddy, PA

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

After a little juggling and more than a little miscommunication, our plans did, in fact, go through!

Bestie and I planned a double date for us and our hubbies to visit Ringing Rocks County Park in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, which is about an hour and a half drive from me. In short, there is this weird field of boulders, some of which ring when you hit them lightly with a hammer. (Want to read more? Click here: www.unmuseum.org/ringrock.htm )


Here is hubby standing in the rock field.


Here is me ringing a rock! (Okay, so I'm pretending!)

Here is a link to a video I took of hubby trying to play a song. (Hope it works!) youtu.be/OwpOGDtY5Ww

So after we rang the rocks we walked to the waterfall and there was this super cool rock shelfy thingie (that's the technical term, doncha know) and I found a throne!


I am a pretty, pretty princess.

We had lunch at a picnic table and then drove to New Hope, PA to check out the sights. New Hope is weird. New Hope attracts bikers, hippies, hipsters AND rich people. Bizarre! But it was beautiful in its quirky way!

We had dinner at a cute taco joint (probably the least expensive place in this swanky little town) and then headed home. The hike wasn't very vigorous, but I ended the day with over 10,000 steps so I think I did okay!

I had a fantastic time. If you're near the area, Ringing Rocks County Park is totally worth checking out. I would allot maybe an hour to the whole thing, it's not very large.

Bonus pic: Me in my new skirt!



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POMATOJUICE 6/11/2014 7:55PM

    That looks like so much fun!! What was the weather like?? We're hitting mid 90's every day now, and being outside is pretty much unbearable T..T

I am jealous of your height! I can't pull off long skirts like that. :) Though, I suppose I don't have to worry about dresses being too short on me. They are always too long no matter what! LOL It looks great on you, and I like the pattern on it. You know those maxi skirts& dresses are hot for this spring/summer! At least we're finally moving away from the goddawful white eyelet+ neon accessory combo that seemed to be in fashion last year!

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FINCHFEEDER80 6/11/2014 9:06AM

    oh cool! What a neat trip! I'm glad you guys got to go and had a great time. You look very nice in your new skirt as well! Thanks for sharing your trip!

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STEPH-KNEE 6/11/2014 4:19AM

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LISAN0415 6/11/2014 4:05AM

    You are a pretty pretty princess, and I am glad you know you are pretty, and feel it too!!!
Lisa

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LIVEDAILY 6/10/2014 9:00PM

    How neat is that!?! There is a state park in south western VA called Fairystone State Park. It's close to Blacksburg, VA. It is the ONLY place in the US where the rock crystals take the form of crosses. I've been there; you can dig for "fairy stones" as they are called. Our world is a strange and marvelous place!

I'm glad your plans came through!

Really great pic of you in your new skirt!!

Are you guys planning on new costumes for the REN Fair this year???

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ECCOVISION1 6/10/2014 8:23PM

   
I will have to go see that park sometime this summer.
BTW, that was a lovely skirt!

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SIMONEKP 6/10/2014 5:58PM

    wow, you look so tiny in the last picture!

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MINEA999 6/10/2014 5:19PM

    Wow just when I thought Lola had hit rock bottom she really dug deep and turned over some new stones. She really crags me. What a gem!

This place sounds very cool! I've love to ring some rocks!

And nice skirt!!

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FOR_THE_DUDES 6/10/2014 4:44PM

    Nice. I've been thinking about going to Philly for a few days this summer. If I do, maybe I'll check this place out.

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CATTUTT 6/10/2014 4:30PM

    The park sounds fun! And you, ma'am, look AMAZING. You're such an inspiration to me, truly.

Hope you're having a great afternoon!

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ARRREAGLES 6/10/2014 3:44PM

    that looks like a really interesting hike, and given I'm north of you, even closer to me!!!

Looks like life is treating you well, despite your sad status post about plans being ruined. Still an inspiration, and great work!

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_MOBII_ 6/10/2014 3:17PM

    You ARE a pretty princess!
I have never heard of the ringing rocks, but it sounds awesome! I used to love 'searching for fossils' when I was young...never found anything but broken rocks inside, lol!



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LOLATURTLE 6/10/2014 2:40PM

    Your trip ROCKS! It sounds very gneiss, I'm glad you didn't take your plans for granite!

Okay, I'll stop now. emoticon Geology is awesome and so are you! Glad you had a great time!

I went rock collecting with friends last year - it just so happened to fall on a day I was super stressed and frustrated. We were hitting rocks with hammers in order to break them open! Extremely therapeutic. hahahaha.

I'd love to check out that park someday! And then maybe another time to hunting for trilobites. :D

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People WILL Be Jealous

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I happened to mention to my coworker's wife (who has been "trying to lose weight" for about 2 years with gym memberships and personal trainers but is still as overweight as ever) that my stepsister was coming to visit and we were going out to eat, and I was really looking forward to a good burger. Now I had mentioned a few days prior that I had basically reached maintenance. Her response?

"Planning on gaining back some of that weight you lost?"

Uhm, no, I'm not planning on that. You see, it's OKAY for me to have a burger and fries every now and then. And it was WELL WORTH THE CALORIES. (Seriously, it was fan-friggin-tastic.) I ate half of it. I ate half my fries. I had two bites of each of the apps. I had a milk stout. IT'S OKAY PEOPLE!

Did I gain all my weight back from enjoying one meal? NO!

Did I have a great time? YES!

So what DID I do?

I ate lightly earlier in the day, and ate lighter the day before and the day after. I compensated.

IT'S CALLED AVERAGES!

But no, some people will say nasty things to you under the guise of "being helpful".

Don't worry about it.

DO NOT point out to said person that you have lost 110 lbs and they have stayed the same, so you might know what you're doing.

DO NOT say "it's just as bad as you eating wieners and beans 3 times a week."

No no, be nice, do not defend yourself. Just ignore it. They don't deserve and explanation, and you don't have to give one.

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SIMONEKP 6/10/2014 5:57PM

    yes, they will be

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BATCHICK 6/9/2014 10:43AM

    She is jealous. She is struggling and she probably feels like it's SO unfair that you're being successful and enjoying a nice dinner.

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." - JM Barrie

not taking her side by any means, just reminding you that the negativity was probably more aimed towards herself than you.

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LOLATURTLE 6/7/2014 12:29AM

    Yep. Jealous.

Amazing though. You're so cool! How can people be mean to you??

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JOYFUL1977 6/6/2014 1:01PM

    ignore the haters, babydoll :)

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_MOBII_ 6/5/2014 11:05PM

    I am so happy that you didn't let her get to you and that you enjoyed not only your burger...but especially that you enjoyed a nice time out with your stepsister!

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SIXFOOT1 6/5/2014 7:20PM

    Very well said, and good for you for making smart choices and savoring that burger. I don't know that I could have kept my cool with her comment. I need to work on that. LOL

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KENSHO 6/5/2014 10:40AM

    Wonderful! The last line is so true. Good for you Andrea and I'm glad you enjoyed your burger!

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AHTRAP 6/5/2014 2:58AM

    Nice job taking the high road. Ignoring the temptation. :)

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LIVEDAILY 6/4/2014 8:32PM

    Averages - something to keep in mind. Drinking enough water. Watching your sodium intake. Moving more and eating less. Listening to your body. If you listen carefully, it really does tell you enough is enough. Learning to eat in moderation. Learning that food is FOOD; there's no such thing as "good" food and "bad" food. Healthy and not healthy, yes; but, good and bad? No. Changing our minds as well as changing our bodies. Great blog! Glad you had fun!!

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 6/4/2014 10:38AM

    That last sentence was the keystone. LOVE IT! Oh, the lessons we've learned on this journey that others would never imagine had anything to do with SP. It's the whole person, not just the weight. You are so right.
~ Teresa

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POMATOJUICE 6/4/2014 9:57AM

    lol...while wouldn't say the bad things, you can bet they are going through my head. It's hard not to, and I try to change the way I think because I know it's negative. It's hard not to fight negativity with negativity, so your positivity is awesome!

I'm totally in the "averages" camp, too. A friend went extreme and cut out all chocolate, etc. I couldn't do that. I'd rather plan to have the fun stuff& make the numbers work around it than cut it out completely.

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JADED_CHICK19 6/4/2014 7:32AM

    But it would be so much fun to tell them some of those things! haha!

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CLUMBOY 6/4/2014 6:59AM

    you done good. the truth of the matter is--you now have a good relationship with food--you feel okay really enjoying something but you see the entire context of what you eat and how you live. she isn't there yet. she may never get there--many people never do. there is a big difference between talking a good game and playing your BEST game. you have worked very hard to get to this place in your head--you deserve your success and you deserve the chance to eat and thoroughly ENJOY what you eat--regardless of what it is.
when we go to our favorite Italian place--I eat the Caesar salad, and the crusty bread, and the spinach ravioli, and one piece of the white artichoke pizza. we bring the pizza home for rob's lunch. we even split tiramisu or spumoni. we enjoy every mouthful and revel in the atmosphere of the place. I never feel bad about it, and don't worry about gaining weight from doing it. its beautiful food, prepared by someone who cares about what they do. life would be pretty sad if we couldn't participate in things like that once in awhile without tormenting ourselves over it.


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STEPH-KNEE 6/4/2014 1:57AM

    You are so awesome! I'm not going to lie, I am not as classy as you, I would have responded with the I lost XX amount I'm pretty sure I know what I'm doing. emoticon I wouldn't point out the fact THEY haven't been doing well, but I would so say that. I don't like when people make comments like that. But you are the bigger (well actually smaller LOL) person for just going about your business and not paying attention to it. I noticed that there are very few genuine people that are truly completely happy for our weight loss. For example my family especially, super supportive. Always. I lost a friend over losing a lot of weight because she didn't have the same success. And coworkers, good lord. I can understand why the ones who are overweight our struggling and always on a diet and they can't lose it and I have... I understand why they are annoyed by it. What cracks me up the most is the really skinny people that don't like it either. I think to myself, I could lose 100+ pounds, get to my goal, and still outweigh you, why do you care?! People are so strange. I don't care if someone around me gains weight or loses weight, eats a salad or eats a burger. It is their business, not mine.. so it throws me off that people can be so turned off by our positive changes. You don't have to be happy for me, but you don't need to be nasty about it LOL. You know what I mean?! I'd prefer most people didn't think of me at all ha ha! emoticon

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My mother always used to tell us kids, when we were upset or offended by something someone else said to or about us - CONSIDER THE SOURCE.

You obviously did that - and good for you! people like that woman will always have something like that to say because it makes them feel less like the failure they are. Not worth your time or energy in the bigger picture of things! How important was her comment to you 10 minutes after it came out of her pathetic mouth? Not worth considering further, I'll bet!
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MUDGE4 6/3/2014 4:30PM

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FOR_THE_DUDES 6/3/2014 4:05PM

    People are a trip. There are a lot of different kinds of fat shaming. I think she invented a new one.

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MADMANSMAMA87 6/3/2014 3:25PM

    Andrea,

Exactly!!! I agree with you completely! I deal with people like that too & I've learned that same lesson! Some people will always be jealous, angry & bitter & that honestly it has nothing to do with you or me & everything to do with how they feel about themselves!!! Having a burger & fries or wings & beer or a creamy pasta dish every now & than will not ruin a person's diet! Eating like that regularly will & obviously that is that woman's problem & the reason why she feels the need to be so hurtful to you! Good for you to brush it off & realize that her anger is not with you but rather with herself!!! YOU are doing FABULOUS, Darling!!!! Keep up the GREAT work:)

Stay Positive,

Jes

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POSITIVEHOPE 6/3/2014 2:54PM

    Comments made from ignorance are best left alone. Too bad she hasn't learned about the journey. She will only reach for more information when she faces the fact that doing what she knows isn't working. Until then she gets to live in the valley of denial. Sad.

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GSEATON 6/3/2014 2:53PM

    Oh honey! I hear ya loud and clear! Good post. A girl that I barely know, at a party a while back, who had heard I'd lost some, asked me how much. I told her 50ish. She replied, " Oh, cuz I wondered since I've lost over 100, soooo......." TURD! This is not a contest!!!!! Sorry, some people give off negative mojo and I always try to stear clear but sometimes we all get "hit" with them. YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR. Carry on.

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FINCHFEEDER80 6/3/2014 2:34PM

    Haters gonna hate! My gym has a great sign up that says "One bad meal won't make you fat, just like one good meal won't make you skinny" It finishes with "don't let a bad meal turn into a bad week" but it fits with the averages/maintaince theme you've got going on. Molly Galbraith was talking of facebook earlier about how we have to stop labeling things as "good food or bad food" It's all just food, and if we could take some of the shame out of eating, maybe it would be easier to balance our lifestyles out. Great blog!

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