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5 Things I Love Today

Sunday, January 01, 2012

* Good Chocolate

* mystery shopping

* walking in the sunshine on a warm winter day

* neighbors willing to let my son play with their kids while I take a walk - esp. when he doesn't want to go

* knowing that my chocolate craving was hormonal and not entirely lack of willpower

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XPHOENIX 1/1/2012 10:05PM

    Awesome neighbors!! :) YAY for a good start to the year and a good realization about the chocolate :) XO

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Chocolate Craving

Friday, December 30, 2011

I finally got Nicholas out for a walk yesterday - and today also. We went 1.3 miles today. He wanted to do an extra circle and I did not refuse. So at least I'm getting a little exercise in.

I am struggling with chocolate craving. Maybe it's PMS. Could be.. have to check cycle days. I think Dec. 9th was the first day which makes this only about 7 DPO.. shouldn't be intense PMS for two more days. Josh says maybe it's just seasonal.. Seasonal Chocolate Craving? He said yeah, holiday stress. Hrm. It's not just craving for sweets. I wanted the 85% Cacao (Lindt) Chocolate today.

So now I have to go make dinner while my husband works on the phone. No idea what to cook. Hope the chicken I thawed two days ago is still good (thawed two hours at room temp. and then left in fridge since then.) If it's not, probably have to make mac n cheese for kid and husband and have cold cut sandwich for dinner myself.. or something like that. Oh, crap.. too late to make the chicken for my son's dinner anyhow.

I got up super late today - 11:30 AM! Well, was up from 7:30 to 9 and then awakened at 10, but asked him to let me sleep longer. When my son woke me saying it was "one one - that's eleven and three eight", I knew I'd better get right up. I never sleep that late any more! And it's thrown off my whole schedule!

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XPHOENIX 12/30/2011 9:02PM

    Its the season and PMS and just life that has you addicted to chocolate... I am also!! YAY for your walk and SUPER yay that you are back! Just in time for the New Year! Lets do a challenge or something! :))

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MOTIV8TEDMOM23 12/30/2011 6:05PM

    Funny, I was thinking about my relationship with Chocolate today. I was trying to determine why I think I am addicted to chocolate. I really don't think I like it that much. It doesn't really make me feel good. Sometimes I really think I've just convinced myself that I love chocolate. Is it all in our heads?

You can do this! Holidays make it easy to sleep too late and then the day gets away from you, but you can recover. Good luck!

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School Vacation

Thursday, December 29, 2011

This is my son's school vacation and also vacation for me from work. So, why is it is frustrating? Well, no ME time at all.. And harder than pulling a tooth to get him out the door to take a walk with me! He's not yet five so I can't leave him home.

We finally got our regular internet connection back so the Roku can play Huluplus and Amazon prime (free trial) movies. Now we can see how low-res our old TV set is.. But my son is totally obsessed with his kids' shows on there. I had to stop him after about 4 hrs today. Now he's engaged with pretending his bunk bed is a giant ship with anchor chains he made from loose edges he ripped off an old wool blanket! The dog and I need a walk!

Last night I watched two of the last shows from the latest Biggest Loser series. We saved the finale for tonight. Don't tell me, please! I was impressed that Ramon won the marathon. The weight loss of those men - John, Antone, and Ramon, is very impressive! But without putting your whole life on hold to work out like 6-8 hrs a day, it is hardly typical. I just want to get my 1-2 lbs a week. I thought I'd be further along with my weight loss by now, but I stalled again. I hope to be down to 200 by NEXT New Year's. I'm at 254, so 54 lbs to go to reach that.. I should be able to manage that if I don't LOSE focus again. Keep moving forward!

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XPHOENIX 12/30/2011 9:08PM

    I still didn't watch the end of Biggest Loser either... going to try to watch it tomorrow!! We can do this, babe! I have faith in you. The break has been annoying to me also... no one wants to do anything but sit... blah!!!!!! lol

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TRACYZABELLE 12/30/2011 5:21AM

    OH I remember the days when my daughter was young and they were out for vacation-- "There's nothing to do" was heard quite often! lol

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Angel's Update

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas, first of all! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! We had a great one with all the joy and magic that having a young child in your home at Christmas can possibly bring! My son is almost 5, which is PERFECT for the age of innocence and yet understanding of the whole Santa experience. You only get a window of a few years of that innocence, so I'm enjoying every minute of it!

We had a bounteous Christmas with help from several of Santa's Helpers (groups and individuals). We had a restful holiday with a nap in the afternoon for all of us and a community potluck Christmas meal at our church. (And I ate very well and had a salad for second course instead of dessert, and then had some, but less dessert.) And we had a magical, exciting, and joyful holiday thanks to my son. ;)

I have been doing very well on food lately and walking almost every day for 1 mile or more. I dropped 1.5 lbs this past week. I may have eaten back almost that much in chocolate today, but probably not quite. Santa left us REALLY GOOD chocolate - Lindt, Terry's (chocolate oranges), Hershey's, Russell Stover, Dove, Godiva. And oh my, but chocolate is one of my big weaknesses. I will have to curtail and ration this out for myself better for the rest of the week. I will try.

I got myself new clothing on a 40% off sale from Lands End last week. I got 2X shirts and they are all pretty baggy on me. Not sure it's worth the shipping to return and get 1X, though. They'll work for this year for the next few months. Hoping they may shrink in the wash somewhat. Also got new bras, as mine were 4+ years old and starting to lose support and get holes. (I also got my husband new clothing for Christmas, too.)

For my gift, my husband got me a Roku2, which is a device that let's you view any shows from your computer on your TV. We don't get cable, but we get HuluPlus and eventually will get Netflix back (we lost a video and I'm worried they'll charge us a lot for it. I found it once and lost it again before we sent it back.) He also got me a new Smart Phone - which is quite nice, but there is an issue with that (long story). My son got me a nice little ring he picked out at a church fair. Happy> ;)

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TRACYZABELLE 12/27/2011 2:04AM

    Keep on slimming lady!

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MARTHASPARKS 12/26/2011 7:53PM

    Glad your day was joy filled!

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GRAMMYEAC 12/26/2011 7:37AM

    Children, especially around the 4-8 year-olds, always make Christmas a magical time! They are so enthusiastic and filled with wonder!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 12/26/2011 2:37AM

    Glad you had such a wonderful Merry Christmas and Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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WINDSONG~ 12/26/2011 2:26AM

    So glad you had a memorable holiday and woo hoo on the weight loss.

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Reminder from Spirit

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I received a message from Spirit yesterday evening as I fell asleep, when I woke up in the morning and when I came near to waking up in the middle of the night. I don't know if it was my higher self or my guides or who, but it was a positive spirit, I know. Right before bed I had asked for protection from spirits of the light.. so it was interesting to manifest in this strong message. The message was that I will be happier and feel better when I get healthier and this is the time to get back to it and to focus on my weight loss! My agreement that I would was NOT enough for this Spirit. I was asked, "What exactly will you do - today?"

I answered that I would weigh myself, I would walk with the dog the full walk (1 mile), I would eat healthy, and buy healthy foods when I shopped. I would also plan my dinners better. I said I would do 100 squats, too. And I said I would go back onto SparkPeople and get back into that, as this is where I get my support.

I expected bad news on the scale, as I had not been eating well - too many holiday cookies and doughnuts lately. But.. I was down from 257 to 255.5 (in 3 weeks) so that wasn't terrible considering I pretty much thought I deserved to be up 5 lbs. But I really want to be down to 200, so I have some more work to do.

I did my best to eat healthy, but I forgot I had a mystery shop to do at a fast food place and I had to eat the food as part of the job.. OK, I really only needed to eat one bite, but that wasn't reasonable. I did throw out the majority of the huge order of fries, though. I took them home, and then after grocery shopping the car smelled of fries and I knew they were cold and would not reheat well, so I tossed them. Go me! That was not easy, believe it or not. I have enjoyed them reheated despite them getting greasy or whatever. I did shop healthy - and did not buy ANYTHING that was dessert-like or high fats or high sugars! I got organic fruit bars for my son. I bought a lot of salad fixings to make a huge delicious salad. Oh, well, I got a quart of light eggnog, but that wasn't too bad, and we have yet to open it. I cooked a small chicken for dinner. I only managed 50 squats yesterday, but when I finish this post I am going to get up and do at LEAST 50 more. I didn't get a walk in today. Nicholas is sick with a bad cold and didn't want to go when we got home from the church holiday party. It was the healthiest foods I've ever seen at a holiday party, let alone a kid's holiday party. We had carrots and celery and ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins, and orange smiles, multigrain crackers with cheese, and savory multigrain muffins. Strange that this happened given it was a potluck snack.. but it was good. All the boys still ran wild around the place for awhile, especially mine, so it wasn't just sugar craziness.

Anyhow, I needed this help from Spirit to get back on track, so I am grateful for it. I am working at it.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 12/17/2011 11:49PM

    Great SPirits you have. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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