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Ch...ch..ch...changes...

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Okay, that's all I can remember of that song. Unless I'm singing along with my Shrek CD and then I know all the words. Of course, my kids shush me if I'm actually singing in their presence, but that just encourages me to sing more loudly and more poorly (more badly?). Anyway, I am a "for myself" kind of singer! emoticon

Now that that little bit of "off the trackedness" is out of the way, on to what I really wanted to put in writing. Part of the purpose of this particular blog, in my mind, is to get what I want to do straight in my own mind. The thing is, I've been hovering between 4 and 8 pounds from my goal for the past six months, maybe longer.

Part of the problem is that I'm not completely sure that I want to get to my current goal. It is a number that I pulled out of my, um, ear. emoticon About six, maybe seven years ago, I started WW and I set a goal of 130. My leader agreed that 130 would be a good goal weight for me. I'm 5'1" (I swear I used to be 5'4", but I think my feet must have been fat too. LOL!) and 130 is at the top of most every range for my height. Since I carry my weight in my thighs (all muscle, I tell ya!), 130 was good for me. This time, I thought I would go for 126. Maybe that last four pounds would make my stomach look that much closer to flat. Or my thighs rub together just that much less.

But, what if I get to the 126 and I don't like it! What if that 4 pounds came off my face and I look skeletal! emoticon (Skeleton tree, cos I couldn't find a real skeleton. Didn't look too hard either.) Or worse. What if I really like the way I look, but decide I can look better?! What if I change my goal to continuously "improve" my appearance? What if I will need to be on the weight loss portion of this journey forever! emoticon Okay, that last fear ain't likely to come true. I like eating too much to make "continuous improvements" like that.

Anyway...I DO want to get to 126. If it turns out that it is too hard to maintain, I can go back to 130. Good. That is decided. Now...how do I get there? Basically, I need to make a plan. I need to make changes in my daily, every day, normal life because what I'm doing right now is not getting me where I want to go.

Tomorrow, in between cleaning out cobwebs (house AND head!), hanging pictures, working out, laundry and hopefully a little reading time, I will put my plan to pad and paper. (That can't be the right saying, can it? Pad and paper are basically the same thing, right?) Anywho...I will keep my plan, on my pad and on my paper, in a place that I will see it every day. Preferably a few times every day. I will blog it here and ask for accountability.

That's all I have right now. A fairly long blog that eventually gets one decision - I want to get to 126 - and one action item for myself - make a plan!

I'll let you know how it goes!

  
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RWETHAIRYET 4/5/2010 1:04PM

    heehee, when my kids were little, they'd start squabbling in the back of the car...and I'd start singing Patsy clines "Crazy", louder and louder. One day, when they started to drive me nuts, I started sing it...and before I could get through the first line, my then 5 year old daughter heaved a heavy sigh and said "I hate that song!!"
She's still not much of a patsy fan...even though she likes almost every other kind of music there is, hahaha.
Sounds like you've made the decision...go for it!

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USFBULL 4/3/2010 5:54PM

    So your like setting a goal emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 4/3/2010 12:19PM

    Hang in there! emoticon

I decided that I want to weigh 126 also and what do you know, when I stepped on the scale this morning, I watched so very closely and voila, it said


126



only for a nano second
then the numbers kept rising, ROTFLMAO


You know your body and goals better than me. Good luck with whatever you decide!


The other method of weighing less is from a blog of mine a long time ago. It's a photo of a woman lying on her back on the floor with her legs in the air with the scale on top of her feet, LOL. That might be the way to go, just don't let the scale drop on your head.

TTYL emoticon

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LMB-ESQ 4/3/2010 11:54AM

    Good luck! I'm pretty much in the same place... last few pounds... won't go away! I'll look forward to reading about your progress. emoticon emoticon

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AUNTIEANNE22 4/3/2010 8:08AM

  The last little bit is always the hardest. Putting your plan to pad and paper should help. There is a website where you can find your happy weight. That's how I arrive at 139.

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DONNAORLENE 4/3/2010 2:12AM

    Sounds like a plan to me!

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Donna

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Chips and salsa

Friday, April 02, 2010

My son is watching a show about how different companies make tortilla chips, taco shells, etc. They discussed the health benefits of baked vs. fried tortilla chips and that fried tortilla chips tasted better.

Now I'm craving chips and salsa. The really good fried kind that you get at a real Mexican restaurant. And nice thick chunky flavorful salsa. Yummy! I have some tortilla chips in the pantry and some salsa in the fridge. Not quite the authentic stuff, but yummy just the same.

But, I am done eating for the day. I am making myself hungry with this blog, so I'd better end it now and head to bed!

Night!

  
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RWETHAIRYET 4/2/2010 11:40AM

    That's why they're not allowed in my house!! Now I'm craving them...thanks a lot!!!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 4/2/2010 10:54AM

    I'm just reading your blog and YOU have me hungry for salsa and it's only breakfast time.

Maybe I'll have salsa with my eggs, hmmmmmmmmm, good

Happy Easter

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LADYIRISH317 4/2/2010 10:09AM

    One time a co-worker brought in chips and salsa for everyone to share. I picked up the jar of salsa, looked at it and said, "But this stuff's made in New York City!" (Imagine a hokey Texas accent here.)

I could hear laughter from several offices around.

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AUNTIEANNE22 4/2/2010 9:08AM

  I've had some recently, but have managed to control the portion size. Had to get salsa for a recipe and didn't want it to go to waste so I bought the chips too.

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AUNTIEANNE22 4/2/2010 9:08AM

  I've had some recently, but have managed to control the portion size. Had to get salsa for a recipe and didn't want it to go to waste so I bought the chips too.

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BKNOCK 4/2/2010 7:46AM

    So, did you dream about tortilla chips too?

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SUNNYARIZONA 4/2/2010 1:52AM

    Goodness, that is funny....good thing you weren't watching Rachel Ray at this hour!

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KKP4673 4/2/2010 1:41AM

    Way to blog about your experience AND end with you knowing you are ready to stop!! Great job!!

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DEEJ2U 4/2/2010 12:57AM

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I'm so tired of eating my own cooking

Thursday, April 01, 2010

And I'm saying this after DH took me out to dinner tonight. Hmmmm.... emoticon

Every work day, I pack both my breakfast and my lunch. I generally am not hungry right when I get up, but know that breakfast is important. Therefore, I pack a breakfast to eat at my desk. Most mornings, I have some sort of leftovers. Cereal (no, not even oatmeal!) doesn't stick with me and I get hungry really fast. I really like eggs and bacon but there are two problems with that breakfast. One, not the healthiest choice. Two, no one will make it for me! That's the big issue! LOL!

Lunch is also a leftover, but a different leftover than breakfast. I've had potato soup, beef enchiladas, lasagna and spaghetti so far this week. I packed the last of the spaghetti for lunch or breakfast tomorrow. When I was trying to figure out what to have for the other meal, I started looking through the freezer for my options. Enchiladas or lasagna - been there, done that...today! Chicken and rice dish - okay, but I don't feel like it. Frozen dinner - meh!

Short story long (yes, I know, I can make things long!) (Oh my, I just realized that that could be taken really wrong! emoticon emoticon ) Anyway...I am bored with all of the food I make. At least, right NOW I'm bored with every food choice I have. Ugh! So, do you think I could stay bored long enough that I won't eat more than my ranges allow? Yeah, didn't think so. emoticon

And I bet you are all dying to know what I decided to have for the other meal, huh?

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I'm going to buy my lunch! Brilliant, yes? I've even decided to get a sandwich rather than a burger. Yay me! LOL!

  
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DONNAORLENE 4/2/2010 1:02AM

    I know exactly what you're saying, but thank you very much for this blog because it gave me something to be happy about and to be thankful for! First let me say, I'm sorry you're bored with your own cooking and if I could I'd cook you something up and run it over to you. But since I'm flat on my back and can't even cook for myself I don't think that's gonna happen soon. But here's what I'm thankful for...the ladies in my church and friends have been bringing dinner to Marshall and me two or three times a week and we have really good cooks in our church. And believe it or not even without exercising, I've lost weight. And Marshall's been real sick with a sinus infection and something else - they think it's his asthma so even if he knew how to cook he wouldn't be feeling like it. So thanks for showing me how fortunate I am...I can always count on you!
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Donna

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RWETHAIRYET 4/1/2010 12:34PM

    First of all, you're right. A peanut butter sandwich, made for me by the husband, tastes better than anything I have to cook for us, lol.
I also get into the same ruts...not that hubby minds, in fact it frustrates him a little that I don't want pasta and sauce 8 days a week, hahaha.
I do freeze a lot of leftovers for my lunches in single serving containers so that I can mix and match soups/casseroles throughout the week. a little variety at least.
But today is a dilema. Do I eat the soup I packed? Or the Mac and cheese (that I never get at home) that's being served in the cafeteria??? Hmmmm.
***update*** by the time my coworker got back from a meeting she had to go to, the cafeteria was closed, so it made that decision easier, lol.

Comment edited on: 4/1/2010 4:17:12 PM

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 4/1/2010 10:41AM

    We are indeed creatures of habit!
Try looking at the SP recipes, maybe you will find something that you might like to try. Sooner or later you'll find a couple that you want to keep in your recipe box and before long, you won't be bored with the "same ol', same ol' stuff.

Good luck

Have fun with your lunch OUT DECISIONS

Have a wonderful day!

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AUNTIEANNE22 4/1/2010 8:26AM

  I get really tired of food in general - regardless of who cooks it. I do eat as soon as I get up and exercise. B0b's Red Mill whole grain cereals are ptretty filling and can be cooked in the microwave. When my schedule gets crazy it's really hard to figure out food. Starting next weekend I will be gone from Saturday, 9 am until Sunday, 8:30pm. That means I have to plan and pack 5 meals!


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BKNOCK 4/1/2010 7:20AM

    I think that I would be a lot thinner if someone was around to cook healthy for me! I get very bored with meals lately too!

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BIONICBETH 4/1/2010 7:14AM

    I get pretty tired of eating my own cooking/recipes too. Which is when I go online and start hunting down new and different "stuff." (Which I also download and save if I just happen to trip over one when I'm not actually looking.)

If you're interested, I've found some good, fast, & healthy recipe's I'm willing to share. (Sounds like you don't have a lot of time for cooking.)

Good point Jeff...Local breakfast joint. They usually even have egg whites or egg substitute options for the healthier choice. (Uh, I don't think there's a "healthy" bacon option. Healthier maybe...but probably not "healthy.") Of course, there's a time commitment for this option.

Oatmeal and most cereals don't hold me over for long either. Kashi Go Lean Crunch does pretty well...but that's pretty much the only one I've found that tastes good and is filling.

Hope you come out of the "tired food" funk soon!

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USFBULL 4/1/2010 1:20AM

    No local breakfast joint, maybe oatmeal with and two eggs over easy on top. emoticon

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GEEMAWEST 4/1/2010 1:17AM

    You wear me out with all of your blogs. Especially when you talk about how you make things long...... Oops!

Anyway, the bottom line is that you have done so well thus far that I know you will do so in the future. Sorry if I don't sound very sympathetic, but it's bed time.

P.S. I don't want you to stop blogging so often. I love your blogs. Just feeling lazy tonight.

Comment edited on: 4/1/2010 1:18:57 AM

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Hungry, hungry hippo!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

No, I'm not calling myself a hippo. BUT, do you remember that game? You'd slap the lever on the hippo's butt and their mouth would pop open. Then your hippo would "devour" whatever was in front of them. Even when it was just marbles! Ick!!

Well, I felt like one of those dang hippos today. Wanting to devour everything in front of me...and some things I would actually have to work for! LOL! For most of the day, I fed my inner hippo well. String cheese while getting ready for work (I told you I was hungry, hungry!). Lasagna and broccoli for breakfast. Fiber one bar for snack. Beef enchiladas, broccoli and carrots for lunch. Orange for a snack. Spaghetti (no, no broccoli) for dinner. One piece of bread with some butter and garlic salt. Then I finished off the potatoes and carrots from last night's dinner. Told myself to wait before I ate more. And I did wait.

And about an hour later, I ate 9 Lorna Doone shortbread cookies. (Yes, I counted them. And, yes, I tracked them.) Then, another hour later, I had a string cheese. Now, 45 minutes later I'm still hungry! Or am I hungry again? emoticon Either way, I don't like it! Maybe I just need to go to bed and override the hippo with the slug. At least the slug got some rest...I think.

I'm going to go to bed now (after I drink some tea) and see how tomorrow goes. Wish me luck!

  
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GEEMAWEST 4/1/2010 12:55AM

    I remember the "Hungry, Hungry, Hippo" game! Didn't know anyone else on Spark was that old. LOL

I have those days too. Luckily they are less and less. And they must be for you too or you would blog about them, right?

One day of being a Hungry Hippo does not make one a Hippo. Just makes you take notice, which is a good thing.

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RWETHAIRYET 3/31/2010 5:22PM

    I have those days from time to time...no matter what I eat, I'm already looking for the next thing even before I'm finished eating it.
Mostly I just go to bed and pull the covers over my head, if possible...or find something to do that keeps me busy and not focused on food.

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 3/31/2010 12:22PM

    AND I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT ATE LIKE THAT.

Sometimes you're the windshield
sometimes you're the bug

Hope tomorrow is a better day

You might try to drink some more water when you get the urge to eat, that's what I've read around here.

Good luck and stay the course, you've done a super job!

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AUNTIEANNE22 3/31/2010 8:36AM

  Been having days like that myself. Thankfully there isn't much to munch on in my house. Jelly beans are my downfall right now.

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BKNOCK 3/31/2010 6:25AM

    I have days like that too. For some reason I am hungry all day no matter what I eat! Drink lots of water and pretend that your stomach is full? Going to bed sounds like a good answer!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/31/2010 1:56AM

    Good luck for tomorrow!
eat things that really fill you up like really grainy bread.... oh and when you eat an apple... drink a big glass of water in between bites....

Low GI food...

You can overcome this.....

Dutchie
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I'm not allowed to yell at my kid....

Monday, March 29, 2010

during softball practice. At least, not as her coach. Cos I'm not her coach this year! LOL! And trust me, I'm okay with it! Her coach is the varsity softball coach for our local high school. He will be great for her and I am very glad that she is on his team.

I just miss getting to tell her to run faster, try harder, do more!! emoticon I still give her a little grief from the sidelines, but not as much as in the past. emoticon I don't think she misses it though. Odd, huh?

Oh! Problem solved! I'll just tell her all that stuff on the way to practice, on the way home from practice and in between all of the practices!!! Yay for me! Not so yay for her! It's gonna be a good week!

  
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LMB-ESQ 3/30/2010 8:56AM

    LOL!!! Good grief... do we drive our kids nuts or what?? emoticon

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AUNTIEANNE22 3/30/2010 8:32AM

  You are so creative in figuring out how to get to your daughter without being coach. She'll probably be asking to walk to practice before long.

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BKNOCK 3/30/2010 6:15AM

    I can't imagine you sitting on the sidelines not saying anything! I am glad that you like her coach though beause that always helps!

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MUSIC66 3/30/2010 2:02AM

    THAT GREAT.

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USFBULL 3/30/2010 12:58AM

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DEE107 3/30/2010 12:19AM

    that is great no yelling... if the coach see potenical he will get it out of her tooo...hugs

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GEEMAWEST 3/30/2010 12:10AM

    That must be hard. My DH was all 3 of my kids coach at one time or another. Baseball, Softball and Basketball. He could never keep his mouth shut, no matter what. I'm so glad that's over with. Now I have to worry that he will want to coach the grandkids. Please pray for me! LOL

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/29/2010 11:56PM

    Good on ya!! ;0)

( I need to stop yelling too, but that's a different story )

Dutchie

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