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4 Day Food Plan

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday - high fiber bread slice, two eggs scrambled, one cup spaghetti with sauce and meatballs, green beans, cups of grapes, one cara cara orange, grilled hamburger with bun, american cheese, asparagus parmesan, Asian chopped salad (1/2 cup), red wine

Tuesday - same breakfast, turkey sandwich with provolone cheese on five grain bread, broccoli, apple, orange, homemade tuna casserole, North West style mixed vegs, red wine

Wednesday - FiberOne Raisin Bran with banana slices in 2% milk, tomato basil soup with parmesan cheese and a green veg (either green beans or broccoli), apple, cheese stick, homemade chicken taco soup in crockpot served on rice, other green veg that I didn't have for lunch, red wine

Thursday - Multigrain Cheerios with banana slices in 2% milk, leftover chicken taco soup with rice and leftover salad, orange, babybel cheese round, grapes, homemade mac & cheese using Velveeta, grilled chicken hot dog, BBQ Ranch chopped salad, cut up cukes and tomatoes, red wine

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Getting Back on Track After Vacation

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Just took my first peek at the scale after 8 days on vacation in Florida/Walt Disney World...oh it wasn't too bad, looks like 2 pounds gained. I'm still kinda disappointed because I walked between 6.5 to 8 miles a day! The kids both have Fitbits and I was walking right beside them so I know that's accurate. I figured that much exercise would offset the extra calories I was ingesting, you know, like those Mickey Ear ice cream bars and the Mickey waffles (Belgian waffles with powdered sugar).

Ah well, back at home I am so happy to be able to go to the kitchen and find lots of great fruit to eat and plenty of veggies, too. I know this week I will be able to get back to tracking my water and food and though I may not make it back to normal by my Wednesday WI, I'm pretty sure by the NEXT one I'll be right where I should be and totally on track to meet my goal of losing the last 5 pounds in this round of Biggest Loser Challenge.

I will go into the the next round as a Maintainer!!

As everyone says in the happiest place on earth, I hope you have a magical day. emoticon


The Post Christmas Blues :)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Here's an oldie but goodie...hope it isn't the reality for any of my SparkFriends but if it IS, please feel free to join us in the Panther den for Biggest Loser Challenge 24. Click here to join:

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Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me - not even a blouse!
The cookies I'd nibbled, the cake that I'd taste,
food at parties have gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber),
I remembered the marvelous meals I'd prepared.
The gravies, the sauces and beef nicely rared.
The wine and the rum-balls; the bread and the cheese,
The way I never said "No thanks BUT yes please".

As I dressed myself in my husbandís old shirt,
I prepared once again to fit in my skirt.
I said to myself, as only I can:"You can't spend the winter, dressed as a man!"

SO------------away with the last of the favorite dips,
get rid of the fruit cake, crackers and chips.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
'till all the additional pounds have all vanished.

I won't have a cookie-------not even a lick,
I'll smile and chew a celery stick!
I won't have hot puddings, bread or pie;
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry....
"I'm hungry, I'm lonesome and this diet's a bore!"
But isn't that what January is put there for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
"Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!"

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RICKISMOM1 12/30/2013 6:02PM


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FIT-AT-50 12/29/2013 11:17PM

    Love this! As I just ate a piece of homemade fudge, I realized that I've got to break my sugar habit AGAIN! Thankfully, BLC 24 is right around the corner!

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KTISFOCUSED 12/28/2013 4:51AM

    Love it! So cute and alas maybe a little too true. Thanks for sharing it and January, here we come, although I'm not waiting until then to get things back under control.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/27/2013 11:39PM

    Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to share with my DD and a friend if you don't mind.
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Blessings and hugs,

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AEHEGE 12/27/2013 6:25PM

    Thanks for sharing this. Very clever and oh, so true. I'm taking this as a warning because I am not quite ready to commit myself to your last three paragraphs. Hoping to avert now and up my exercise!

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POPSY190 12/27/2013 5:37PM

    This is great! I went so overboard I'm not even a bit of flotsam - wouldn't float!!

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What's On My Mind

Monday, March 11, 2013

For my BLC Weekend Challenge, I need to blog about what's on my from a health perspective, here goes:

emoticon I'm on the last day of the last week of the 5 Week 5K Your Way Spark Challenge. This means I am supposed to run a 5K (3.1 miles) tomorrow. While I have seen a great improvement in my ability to run for several minutes at a time, balanced with gradually less time walking, I'm pretty sure that it will take me an hour to run 3 miles!

For example, the previous day's task was to walk 2 minutes/run 3 minutes for a total of six sets. Thirty minutes, right? But in that 30 minutes I only went 1.8 miles. Is it really an achievement to run a 5K in an hour? emoticon In fact, my guess is it might take me longer because I'll wear out and end up doing more walking than running.

Sigh. I think perhaps I will start this Challenge over again once I've done my virtual 5K. My daughter ran cross country and I know she was young and trained all time, but she did 5Ks in 18 minutes. I obviously need LOTS more training! emoticon

On the brighter side, I have enjoyed testing myself and starting jogging again. I used to run years ago but ended up with knee surgery and a long recovery. The ortho finally told me I should stick to walking to be safe. Blah! I'm taking it really easy this time and not pushing myself if I feel any pain at all in the knees and I do love the great rush I get when I've finished my workout.


I'll add an update after I've crept through my 5K, just to share the end of the story.

Wish me luck!

UPDATE: emoticon I ran my virtual 5k in 49:52, which is slightly better than an hour. emoticon I'm thinking of either starting this 5k challenge over at this same level or maybe trying the next level up. For now, I am going to take a few days off from heavy running and do some tai chi and weight training.

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GORIANA 3/11/2013 11:44PM


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PUPPYWHISPERS 3/11/2013 7:37PM

    You bet it's an achievement to run a 5K--in any time. Don't worry about the time on the clock-think about how you feel. You should enjoy the experience. I promise you that you will be a lifetime runner if you are patient with yourself and allow yourself to go slow. Don't rush it, enjoy every moment!

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BREN1963 3/11/2013 5:14PM

    Hey your doing great. we are older now and things take us longer to build up to those 5ks.... you will get there. Try more endurance trainning take it easy on those knees. fast walking with weights will help then when you run later it will be eaiser on you. I used to run cross country in high school and that was one of our tricks we used. Hang in there!!!!!

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Thoughts for 16 year old me

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Well now Panthers, this is a very interesting weekend challenge for me...when I was 16 years old, I weighed about 105 pounds. My father had kicked me out of the house and I was living with my boyfriend's family. His mom was NOT happy to have me there but since BF told her we would get married if I couldn't stay there, she grudgingly agreed to let me stay. I was SO sad and unhappy. The food they ate was different so I ate very little, I couldn't see my own family and I didn't know what was going to happen to me.

This all sounds very bad, doesn't it? It was very bad but there's the other side of the mountain where God is always leading us. My boyfriend has been my husband for over 30 years. My mother in law (recently deceased) told everyone that I was her "other daughter" and my father (also recently deceased) eventually began speaking to me and allowed me to be part of our family again. I have the greatest most awesome life ever and I am SO thankful every day.

What I would tell the scared little me is this: keep trusting God, it WILL be okay. HE's got you covered. He never fails no matter how bad things get.

Luckily, I knew that then, even in my most darkest days...just didn't know how very wonderful it was going to be.


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    Faith is a powerful thing! Thanks for sharing such a great story!

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CAPTHAMMER 1/27/2013 8:06PM

    Knowing what you know now, I bet you do wish you could go back in time and reassure that 16yr old that she was doing the right thing.
So glad you've shared this story with us.

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    Look what faith can do, it can move mountains and calm the seas. What an amazing testimony to the grace and love of God. Thank you for sharing.

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AEHEGE 1/27/2013 7:11PM

    Such a heart warming story; you were right to keep trusting God, but this story also tells of your inner strength. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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JMCADE 1/27/2013 6:22PM

    Totally awesome blog!

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