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Messy house and home made pesto

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Yesterday I spent 6 hours working on getting my messy house in order. Then a friend and I walked between 6-7 miles. That was the longest walk I've had in a while and boy did I come home knackered. But it felt good and the day was gorgeous and the perfect temperature for it. We followed the waterway and watched all the boats. Slept the sleep of the dead! Today DH comes home; he has been away all week at his yearly men's shindig. I want the house to look better for him when he comes home, so back to work for a few more hours! Our basil plant was getting bushy so I just made a double batch of pesto. It is so good when you make it yourself! Tonight I will make pizza and top it with pesto and onions and mushrooms and asparagus and a bit of mozz. Mmmm. Welcome home DH.

  


I'm still here!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Well here I am sitting at the half way mark. Twenty wonderful pounds down, and another 20 pounds left to lose. I am so pleased with what I have accomplished. I like what I see and I feel good about me. But then there is the other 20...I've been maintaining the 20 pound loss since about February. It wasn't on purpose...we've just been so darn busy. I'm glad I have maintained it, and without much effort. That is a good thing. Just some exercise and mindful eating instead of mindless eating. But now I need to get going on the plan again and boy is it hard! Poor DH found he has put 10 of his 20 back on. I KNOW WE CAN DO THIS!!!

Meantime I have decided my brain needs more stimulation so I am learning German. Guten Tag!

  
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PRICKLY101 8/19/2009 5:32AM

    Good on you! (Don't know how to say that in German) My journey has been the mirror of that of your DH... but I agree: we can do this!

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Plateau land

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I am soooooo stuck on a plateau! Part of me is enjoying being even 20 pounds lighter, and when I look in the mirror I think, "Damn girl, you look pretty good!" But then I see the remaining 20 pounds and I think, "Girl, you got some work to do still." So I am still working at it, and I did way better this week, but still stuck. I discovered some food traps this week, which is good.

  


one more pound gone

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Well, I lost a pound this week, but man did it feel like I had to work for it! All those hungry nights and all that exercise for only a pound. Wow!

  
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KIMBIES1124 6/7/2009 1:47PM

    I hear you! I have been losing about 1-2 pounds a week. I keep telling myself that slow and steady is better than fast because I am keeping it off!

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Getting back to normal, ready for phase 2

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Well it's been 6 weeks of insanity for DH and I as we did a major remodel. Living at friends' houses and out of the back of the truck, long hours and long weeks. Finally we are home again and resting and recovering and settling back to normal. We are cooking at home again and the fridge is full of food again. Through it all I seemed to have only gained a pound or two, and this week we are getting the weight loss program back on track. I am nearly at 160 again, which was my half way mark, and I am ready for phase two. I'm trying to cut out a few more calories. Previously my target calories were 1667, now I am shooting for about 1550 a day. That is tough though, because it means I can't even sneak out for a morning mocha without extra exercise to make up for it.

  
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XHASTEDMOMOF2 5/30/2009 12:49PM

    You're doing great, especially in light of the remodeling effort!! You go girl!! Hopefully the lack of the morning mocha won't be too tough!! Keep up the good work!!

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