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Making the effort..

Friday, January 18, 2013

I knew going into Thursday that my usual routine was going to be thrown off a bit by making plans for after work, but it was important enough to make the change. Bill, Millie, and I had a great walk along the waterfront to legitimately get in my fitness for the day and keep Streaking.

Millie was so excited to be out walking without the White Dogs (nuthin' but trouble there) and pranced along all happy and interested in everything. We managed 1.3 miles in 30 minutes (she's also working on releasing lbs with mama, so she's slows down pretty quickly) and it was great in the sunshine and cold air.

I kept my after-work plans and managed to be active and busy enough to accomplish my 10,000 steps for the day.
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Thursday, Jan. 17
Morning Coffee
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Total: 85

Breakfast
Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp 117
Avacado, 1 medium whole avacado, 0.5 serving 125
Egg, fresh, 2 large 140
Kale, 0.5 cup, chopped 18
Mushrooms, cooked, 0.5 cup pieces 22
Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.5 cup, chopped 19
Zucchini, 0.5 cup, sliced 14
Total: 456

Morning Snack
Apples, fresh, 0.5 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb) 41
Total: 41

Lunch
Pull together soup, 1 serving 403
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Total: 441

Afternoon Snack
Apples, fresh, 0.5 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb) 41
Total: 41

Dinner
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Onions, raw, 0.5 large 29
Sweet potato, baked in skin, 1 medium 103
Grilled Lemongrass Beef RECIPE, 1.5 serving 251
Total: 483

Evening Snack
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 2 serving 84
Total: 84

Daily Total: 1631
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

My calorie range has changed because I've lost a bit, and I'm happy with that.

I'm learning to enjoy my coffee without any sweetener in the morning. I'm really appreciating my dark chocolate squares at night, but know those need to taper off soon as well. Other than the occasional honey yogurt, I can't think of any other sweetened things that I'll have to give up for next month's 28 Days Later challenge. I'll have to pay attention to labels, but we're pretty much eating only whole food at this point, very little packaged or processed (I think) so I should be ok.

I need to DECIDE on something to tackle or overcome. I'm doing something way out of my comfort zone that I know very little about this weekend - attending a volunteer training that will help us (hopefully) understand better the riparian zone restoration of the pond at the Shelter. I've never done anything like this before, but when the Volunteer Coord. at the Shelter asked if we could go in her stead, I jumped at the chance. I'm a little nervous about it, but I've found the older I get (45 now, can you believe it?) the less I care about what other people think and the invested I am in doing what I want to do.

When I first read about the challenge, the thing that came to mind was going to the gym. I've been once in maybe 6 months or more. I keep putting it off because it's been so long I know it'll be just like starting over. That's a little painful to the pride - when I left off, I was kicking big *ss at the gym, lifting heavier and heavier - and I know that's certainly not the case now.

There's a catch though - DECIDE(ing) to get back into the gym means recommitting to going at regular intervals again. It use to be Mon., Wed., and Fri, with running on Tues., Thur., and Sat.. Wednesdays are busy now, and half my Sundays are devoted to path maintenance, so I guess I need to come up with a new routine. Hmm.. decisions decisions, right?

I think that's the point, though, yea? LOL Alright!
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ALICIALYNNE 1/21/2013 10:05AM

    I work for a stream restoration company, so woohooo on you learning about riparian zones! If you like learning about ecology at all, you should love this! What kind of work is going on? Building a sediment basin, or... ?

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IMIN2GENES 1/18/2013 9:50PM

    Decisions, decisions. I'm sure you'll figure out a new routine that works for you. Keep up the great work!
Chris

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PARASELENIC 1/18/2013 5:53PM

    I think your decide is already there-- taking on this new role at the shelter! In your words, you're " doing something way out of (your) comfort zone that (you) know very little about this weekend"-- that's a risk you're deciding to do, and you're going to do it this weekend...

Not knocking the gym, I think the gym is a great idea-- but it seems to me that in your mind (reading into it) the gym is a much longer commitment than this weekend.

Whatever you decide to go, Bailey, I'm sure you'll do great!

Have a great weekend!

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FRUITYFUL 1/18/2013 5:12PM

    Good job on your eating. I don't know if I could do what you're doing. Way to fit in your steps when you're having such a busy day too!

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Quickie..

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I know, I know, quickies can be mostly satisfying, but usually leave you wanting more. At least, they do me.
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Wednesday, Jan. 16
Morning Coffee
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 5 tbsp 100
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Total: 105

Breakfast
Zoi Greek Yogurt - Honey, 1 serving 240
Nutola, 1 serving 302
Total: 542

Lunch
Pull together soup, 1 serving 403
Total: 403

Afternoon Snack
Banana, fresh, 1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long) 109
Total: 109

Dinner
Sour Cream, 1 tbsp 26
Romaine Lettuce (salad), 0.5 cup, shredded 4
Red Ripe Tomatoes, 0.25 cup, chopped or sliced 9
Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla (approx 10" dia) 234
Cheese, Kraft Mexican Style Taco Cheese, 0.25 cup 100
Guacamole, 1 tbsp 42
Chipotle Carnitas, 2 oz 95
Refried beans, ROSARITA, refried beans, traditional, 0.5 cup 120
Total: 630

Evening Snack
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 2 serving 84
Total: 84

Daily Total: 1872
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,872
BMR* 2,195
Exercise 872
Total Burned 3,067
Differential -1,195

Couple a things.

Nutola - my own creation. Granola, without the grains!
Ingredients

Walnuts, 1 oz (14 halves)
Pecans, 1 oz (20 halves)
Pumpkin Seeds, 1 oz (85 seeds)
Sunflower Seeds, without salt, 1 oz
*Coconut, shredded sweetened, 2 tbsp
Almonds, 1 oz (24 whole kernels)

Nutritional Info
Fat: 26.1g
Carbohydrates: 14.2g
Calories:302.1
Protein: 8.2g

Place all items in food processor, pulse several times. Store in air-tight container, use in place of granola.
Serving Size: 3 1/2 cup servings

This was delish and a bit decadent. I won't be eating this all the time, but it was nice to have a yogurt and 'nola breakfast again. I really enjoyed those before kicking grains.

We have developed a bit of a habit of having taco salads Wednesday evening after walking kennel kids. It's quick, easy, relatively healthy, and yummy! I had vowed not to eat the shell, and always order my salad without beans.

Well, this time, they added the beans, but took out the tomato.
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They were slammin' busy and I almost always have excellent service from them, so I didn't sweat the small stuff, and ate the whole thing!
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It was good. My belly felt a little swollen afterward, and today I think I'm experiencing the after-effects still. That or my appendix is deciding to make itself known. For the love of Pete!

I owe 20 minutes of fitness today to continue being a BLC Streaker! I have plans after work that will see me home later than usual, and cannot really be counted as fitness. So instead, I'm going for a walk for lunch. I happened to forget my driver's license at home this morning, so Bill is bringing it to me, and he's bringing Millie with him. We're all going for a walk on the waterfront, so I get my 20 minutes in legit, and we get to spend special time together.
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Anyway, all in all, I'm still keepin' on. Are you?
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BANKER-CHUCK 1/18/2013 1:37PM

    Hooray for Quickies emoticon May have to give your recipe a try for quickie snacks. I try to stayaway from some forms of nuts due to high calorie content. Sometimes when a hunger pang hits I reach for an .5 ounce of plain almonds or a combo of almonds and some apple. If I plan on a hard workout I do need my cup of oats to help fuel my way through.
I like your daily memo of keeping track of your deficit of calories burned.

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IMIN2GENES 1/17/2013 8:21PM

    That's awesome that you got the extra time with DH and the pups. What a lovely day to spend lunch!

I like your Nutola recipe. I'm going to have to try it. I usually just stir granola into my yogurt. This would be a nice change.

Keep up the great work! I'm still plugging on too...
Chris

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GAYEMC 1/17/2013 8:09PM

    You call that a quickie? I'm so glad BLC is back, I made myself take a walk break yesterday and today to get my 20 min streak in.

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PARASELENIC 1/17/2013 3:09PM

    Hey bailey!

I'm just curious-- why are you going grain free? Are you pursuing a paleo diet? Do grains leave you bloated/ allegies? The nutola sounds super interesting and very filling...

I admire your ability to cut out granola, though-- I love oatmeal/oaty stuffs, I don't know that I would have your willpower!

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DARKLIGHT31 1/17/2013 3:06PM

    Thanks for sharing that Nutola recipe. Sounds awesome, I'm going to have to try it!

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Flying by..

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

So far this month is flying by, don't you think? Or is it just me? I guess it's a good thing that I'm keeping busy enough to feel like time is slipping by. I'm not behind on anything (yet) although there are a few things that could teeter into that category easily enough. I'm going to have to change my habits during the day, I think, to make sure that doesn't happen.

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Morning Coffee
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Total: 150

Breakfast
Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp 117
Avacado, whole, medium 1 serving = 1 medium whole avacado, 0.5 serving 125
Egg, fresh, 2 large 140
Green Beans (snap), 1 cup 34
Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup 13
Mushrooms, fresh, 0.5 cup, pieces or slices 8
Zucchini, 0.25 cup, sliced 7
Total: 444

Lunch
Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, 1.5 serving 322
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 8 ounces 273
Lunch: 594

Afternoon Snack
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Total: 39

Dinner
Pull together soup, 1 serving 403
Total: 403

Evening Snack
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 4 serving 168
Total: 168

Daily Total: 1797
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1,800 - 2,150*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the second week of January, 2014.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,797
BMR* 2,196
Exercise 698
Total Burned 2,894
Differential -1,097
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Brought that calorie intake back to a more reasonable range. Boy my numbers have been all over the board, high and low, but it must be working. I weighed in today at 245.2, and that's pleasing.

I got my walk in last night with two hills that got my heart pumpin' and my lungs thumpin' so I appreciated the Pull Together soup Bill made last evening even more having worked up an appetite. I think I'm going to keep that recipe and just change the ingredients as needed. I'm a lover of soup, and Bill's a pretty good soup maker, usually just 'pulling together' whatever we have on hand and making magic. Hence, the name.

Oh! I'm starting a sugar-free challenge with Team Zombie!
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If you love Zombies, and who doesn't?, you really should check out the team.
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It's an awesome group of people who will survive the coming Zombie apocalypse - and you know it's coming! DogStarDaddy is our fearless leader, surrounded mostly by women (poor man) with his trusty sidekick Yagermonster. We're giving up refined sugar and artificial sweeteners now through Feb. 14. I found out about the challenge ~after~ I'd already had 1 sweetener in my coffee and one in my tea, and some honey greek yogurt with sweeteners, so I start tomorrow.

We'll see where I am.. 28 Days Later..
(loosely veiled Zombie reference.. anyone?)
It may be ugly, giving up my Dove Promises rewards each evening. Poor Bill.
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**IMPORTANT UPDATE**
DSD and Team Zombie have opted to wait until Feb. 1 to start the 28 Days Later sugar/articifical sweetener free challenge!
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That means you can join the group now in a haze of sugar lust, and be good for another 15 days before you have to kick the habit!
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C~

  
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GAYEMC 1/17/2013 8:07PM

    Yes, this month is going way too fast. I was going to blog my 2013 goals and here it is, the middle of the month. Where did the days go?

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GAYLEP67 1/17/2013 12:59PM

    Sounds awesome Candy. I'm not a fan of zombies however did get the 28 Days Later reference because that's one of my client's movies!
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SUSUSUZZZIE 1/16/2013 9:11PM

    This month IS going by way to quickly. I need a few more days.

Good luck with your sugar-free challenge. I might join except I'm a cut back, not out kind of gal though maybe giving it up for a defined period would be a good idea.

Good job on the cals and the weight loss! You are inspiring me to get with it as soon as my with-it is feeling like a little gettting.

Oh and good luck to Bill too!


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DIANER2014 1/16/2013 5:53PM

    Congratulations on your weigh in! Good luck with your sugar free challenge! emoticon emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 1/16/2013 4:21PM

    It's not just you, January really IS flying by. Nice job on your recent weigh in, you're really making some great progress! I can't wait to hear how the no sugar challenge goes. It sounds, well, challenging. Good luck!

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NERISSAFAYE 1/16/2013 3:55PM

    Sounds like you have a great plan, wish you all success!
Joy

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/16/2013 2:56PM

    28 days later ... emoticon emoticon Hope all is well ... go Cougs!

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COOP9002 1/16/2013 2:56PM

    Nice job on staying the course.

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Trompin' on...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Busy days at work are best, because they seem to make the time fly by. Boy was time going at warp speed yesterday! Sometimes I impress myself with my multitasking skills.

I let Bill know before I left for work that I planned on walking once I got home for the day. We texted back and forth during the day about the snow that was falling, then wasn't, then was. I liked seeing it fall outside our office window, all lazy and drifty and quiet. As long as it doesn't stick and make everything icy, I'm all for it!

Unfortunately, by the time I got home, it had warmed enough to turn everything to mist/drizzle rather than rain, but that's alright, I walked in it anyway. I didn't get cold (base layer under technical long-sleeve shirt, regular long workout pants, gloves, ear muff, neck gator, hat, SmartWool socks) and was able to keep up a pretty good pace. I think I'm going to start including the 59th St hill in my route. It doesn't really add any distance (I ended up at 2.5 miles) but it's a steep incline that gets my ticker pumpin'! It's a good feeling to reach the top of the hill and keep on going, breathing hard but not stopping.

Monday, Jan. 14
Morning Coffee
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Regular Coffee, 3 cup (8 fl oz) 7
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 8 tbsp 160
Total: 232

Breakfast
Egg, fresh, 2 large 140
Coconut Oil, 2 tbsp 234
Feta Cheese, 0.25 cup, crumbled 99
Kale, 1 cup, chopped 36
Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.5 cup, strips 19
Zucchini, 0.5 cup, sliced 14
Snow Peas, fresh, 0.5 cup 13
Total: 556

Lunch
FlavRPac frozen Mixed Veggies, 3 serving 180
Meatloaf, 1 serving 329
Total: 509

Afternoon Snack
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Frigo Light String Cheese, 1 oz 50
Total: 89

Dinner
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 8 ounces 273
Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, 1 serving 214
Total: 487

Evening Snack
Pecans, 0.5 oz (20 halves) 98
Walnuts, 0.66 oz (14 halves) 122
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 4 serving 168
Total: 388

Daily Total: 2261
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1,800 - 2,150*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the second week of January, 2014.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 2,261
BMR* 2,195
Exercise 746
Total Burned 2,941
Differential -680

Of course, when I changed to go out and walk, I forgot to clip on my Fitbit, so it didn't log my steps, mileage, or calories burned. That's ok, I remember how to enter that stuff manually LOL

The Bacon Brussel Sprouts were delish, btw.
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I know I need to start reigning in my appetite and bring that calorie count down down down. It's all working for me right now though so we'll see.

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BLC officially starts TOMORROW so I'm excited for that to see how it all shakes out.
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GAYEMC 1/17/2013 8:03PM

    Ha! I came home to a dusting of snow everywhere except the streets, thank you snow. I woke up to an ice covered stairway and had to get out the yak trax to get to the car. I was looking forward to snow last weekend but now I'm over it!

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GAYLEP67 1/17/2013 12:56PM

    Keep on going Candy! So proud of your drive...! I have some Brussels sprouts in the refrigerator that I need to use up tonight. I might just check out your recipe (just a little concerned about the bacon since Mom needs to eat low fat).

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DIANER2014 1/15/2013 11:13PM

    Great job on the walk! Good luck with BLC! emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 1/15/2013 6:44PM

    You're doing great--you're getting enough activity in to balance the calories you're eating, so it's not a problem now. Keep going!

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CATBEFIT 1/15/2013 6:40PM

    Good for you -- going for a walk even with a drizzle! Great motivation going into BLC!

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PIXIEMOM13 1/15/2013 2:31PM

    Good luck in BLC!

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REALLY_ROBIN 1/15/2013 1:19PM

  You are going to rock BLC!!! I'm so glad we are both back on the right page!!!

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Catching up..

Monday, January 14, 2013

I'm kind of bummed that I missed blogging yesterday, but I gave myself permission to put it off until today.

Saturday was a typical chores/errand day, hitting the grocery store and puttering around the house. Not much intentional fitness, really, but that's ok.

Saturday, Jan. 12:
Morning Coffee
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Total: 150

Breakfast
Green Beans (snap), 0.5 cup 17
Carrots, raw, 0.25 cup, grated 11
Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.25 cup, strips 9
Broccoli Slaw, 3 oz 25
Jennie-O Lean Turkey Burger Savory Seasoned (1 burger), 1 serving 160
Butter, salted, 1 tbsp 102
Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp 117
Total: 442

Morning Snack
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Apples, fresh, 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb) 81
Total: 166

Lunch
Cheddar Cheese, 0.25 cup, shredded 114
Guilt-free Cream of Broccoli Soup, 1 serving 183
Total: 297

Afternoon Snack
Pecans, 0.25 cup, halves 187
Walnuts, 0.25 cup, chopped 196
Total: 382

Dinner
Meatloaf, 1 serving 329
Onions and Mushrooms, 1 serving 274
Viva Fat Free Cottage Cheese, 0.5 cup 70
Total: 674

Evening Snack
Dreyer's / Edy's Ice Cream: Slow Churned Rich & Creamy, Light, Peanut Butter Cup, 1 serving 260
Total: 260

Daily total: 2,370
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1,800 - 2,150*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the second week of January, 2014.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 2,370
BMR* 2,206
Exercise 589
Total Burned 2,795
Differential -425

I did better at not eating as much, fortunately.

Sunday dawned downright cold again, but dry at least and no icy conditions. We took our time getting ready for the day, snuggling up puppies and cleaning bird cages, etc. We hit the Humane Society around 10, and waited excited. It was our first effort at involving other volunteers in the dog path maintenance, and Bill had heard from a couple of people that they might show up to help us.

No one else showed up.
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That's ok, though, it was like 28 degrees when we started! Hopefully when the weather turns for the better people will come give us a try.

We cleaned up downed limbs and debris for the first hour and a half, then dedicated ourselves to removing a tree our resident beaver had harvested last year. The tree has been laying in the creek as long as I've been a volunteer (7 months now, woohoo!) so it was time to take it out. Bill used a handsaw to break it down into manageable pieces, and I snapped off the twigs and limbs, cutting them into wheelbarrow sized pieces.

All told, we worked 4 hours on cleaning everything up. My Fitbit only counted 76 minutes of that as exercise, but that's alright. I still had a good calorie burn, my arms and hands were a bit achy from the unusual activity, and I got in plenty of steps. We even got a WooHoo from one of the paid staff for our efforts, which was unexpected but oh-so-appreciated.

Back home we trundled, and spent the rest of the evening trying to warm up LOL It was a good day overall.

Sunday, Jan. 13:
Morning Coffee
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 6 tbsp 120
Total: 190

Breakfast
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 6 tbsp 120
Zoi Greek Yogurt - Honey, 0.25 serving 60
Almond Flour Pancakes, 2 serving 299
Total: 484

Morning Snack
Pecans, 0.5 oz (20 halves) 98
Walnuts, 0.66 oz (14 halves) 122
Total: 220

Lunch
Meatloaf, 1.5 serving 494
Total: 494

Afternoon Snack
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Coffee-mate Original Creamer (powder) , 6 tsp 60
Total: 65

Dinner
Kirkland chicken breast (canned), 8 oz 240
Vegetables Mixed Blend (1c=30cal/serv) Asparagus Stir Fry FlavRpac, 5 cup 150
Organic Valley Pasture Butter (14 g), 1 tbsp 110
Total: 500

Evening Snack
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 2 serving 84
Total: 84

Daily Total: 2.036
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1,800 - 2,150*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the second week of January, 2014.

Calorie Differential:
Calories
Eaten 2,036
BMR* 2,206
Exercise 1,087
Total Burned 3,293
Differential -1,257

MUCH better eating day. Finally reigned myself in and made smarter decisions about what to eat. For instance, I really wanted buttered popcorn for dinner, but opted for meat and veggies instead. I also really wanted a mocha before bed, but decided to have Dove Dark Chocolates instead, saving calories again.

I'm ready to get underway with BLC and to find out what challenges lie ahead. I'm worrying about fitness challenges since I'm not doing much more than walking right now, but that's the point, isn't it? To be challenged to move outside your comfort zone and work harder for your goals.

Ah yea!
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GAYLEP67 1/14/2013 11:23PM

    Sounds like a great weekend Candy! How do you like the coconut oil? My sister was telling me about it a few weeks ago and I was thinking of trying it.

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IMIN2GENES 1/14/2013 8:22PM

    Way to go! I can't wait to hear how your challenge goes.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/14/2013 4:14PM

    Well done!


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MRSBENNETT2 1/14/2013 3:24PM

    Good for you! I've been such a couch potato for so long.....

I'm really impressed that you do so much for the Humane Society! I belong to WIRES here, which is native wildlife rescue and rehab. I always wondered why we get so many calls for domestic animals - turns out that even though we have RSPCA in the area, they don't do a heck of a lot. I guess that alleviates any guilt I'll have in the future for not supporting them. I'll give my donations/time to WIRES and other native critter places.

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GINGERHAWK 1/14/2013 2:06PM

    Nice job on what looks like an on track weekend! I imagine that you and the hubby burned plenty of calories while cleaning up at the shelter, not to mention that you were doing something to benefit others. emoticon

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PARASELENIC 1/14/2013 1:53PM

    "I really wanted buttered popcorn for dinner, but opted for meat and veggies instead. I also really wanted a mocha before bed, but decided to have Dove Dark Chocolates instead"

Mocha before bed! HA! If I had something like that, there'd be no sleeping!

And I never don't want buttered popcorn. Here's a toast to your willpower and your strong fu in food-decision-making!

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REALLY_ROBIN 1/14/2013 1:44PM

  You are doing great, Candi....I'm sure you will do great on the BLC!!!

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