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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Here we are at Thanksgiving again! Wow. In a surprising development at work this week, they let the prez of our division go and hired on a new guy. After two years of being driven into the ground with no hope, the black cloud has lifted and people are joking in the hallways again and some team spirit is coming back. For the first time folks feel optimistic, and you can feel the change. We still have a mad sprint to the finish, but the whole attitude has changed, and the goal to build our division into a sustainable business was something we all needed to hear. Suddenly I have more energy.

I lost the two pounds that week earlier in the month....then of course put it back the next week. My eating wasn't that bad, but I think the exercise went down a little, and the combination put me back up again. It's really discouraging but I am not giving up. I struggle with feeling like there is no point. I've been stuck around 160 for over a year. I look pretty good, and I feel pretty good. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours to get it all done...tracking calories, work, exercise, laundry....Some days I work so hard, and do so well, only to be over by the 6 cashews I ate while cooking dinner. Now with winter coming on and the rains coming it is harder to get exercise. I have decided now that days I walk to work I will leave half and hour early. It only takes 20 minutes to walk to work, but I can extend it to 30 by going through the waterfront park and around the block. So I get a minimum of 30 minutes when I walk. It's a little thing that makes me feel better. Anyway, I'm still here, still healthy, pretty happy, and still trying. That is a good start to being thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Belated thank yous to fellow Sparkers!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Taking a little break at work here after a hectic afternoon. I was just looking at my old and inconsistant blog entries. I discovered comments on several blogs that I have never seen before since I have been so inconsistent in the last year. It was really cool to read the comments and words of encouragement, even belatedly. So thanks everyone, for all the encouragement! Keep up the good work yourselves!


More prep time on food

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Since we started eating at home again, and I am trying to get us back on the diet where we successfully lost weight I am definitely spending more time on food prep. I make our coffee in the morning and put DH's in the thermos. Then there is fruit to prep for both of us. Cereal to pour. Yogurt for me. I pack my b-fast to go and eat at work. All the fussing around means 20-30 min of food prep in the morning.

Tonight we had portabello wellington. I've never made it & it was really good. Last night we had tempeh bourginon. Anything that marinates in pinot noir for an hour, and then simmers for another hour in it you know will be good! Neither was calorically too heavy. Overall it's good to be branching out and cooking again, and food has become a lot more enjoyable again.


Finally under 160!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I'm finally under 160....again. I've been there about 4 times but my body seems to think 160 is perfect. This time I am going to stay under 160, and keep dropping. I am DETERMINED!

Had a pretty good week this week. Missed my walk yesterday and today is pouring buckets so my exercise will consist of runs through the rain to the marina laundry room, and with groceries to the car and boat.

DH and I determined a few weeks ago that we were spending too much money and calories eating out. We had one meal out since October 24, and he ended up having one business lunch out, and we are both have made some progress again. I love saving money and calories at the same time!

Still haven't tried out the hula hoop. I think it is going to be a challenge. Tomorrow if it is nice I'll give it a whirl after work. I hope it will whirl anyway!


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BETHJ423 11/7/2010 12:29PM

    Congratulations on your success! Keep up the good work.

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Hula Hula

Monday, November 01, 2010

Yesterday DH and I went for an hour and a half walk. Stopped a Borders to sit in the sun and drink and iced tea, then went to Big 5 and bought a hula hoop. Someone at aikido suggested it might help me connect with my center. Acutally I have never hula'd before. But of course you can find how to lessons on youtube! Tonight after work I am taking my hoop to the park to give it a whirl.

Hula anyone? emoticon


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