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Peanut butter and things I miss

Saturday, January 10, 2009

At a required training for work yesterday, a couple of the teachers and I got in to a conversation about food, low-carbing, etc. and the subject of peanut butter came up. Turns out, a fellow teacher and I share a PB obsession! And, neither one of us can really eat it for different reasons.

Her reason? Her son is deathly allergic to tree nuts. My reason? Stalls my weight loss and I can usually not practice good portion control when consuming it, lol.

So, we reminisced about our favorite PB recipes such as PB and bananas, PB, banana and honey sandwiches, PB on warm waffles with syrup, PB and apple slices, PB and chocolate ice cream from Baskin n Robbins....*sigh*...PB and pancakes with syrup....Pb and jelly sandwiches on really crappy, squishy white bread (no other bread will do!) and just plain old spoonfuls of PB!!

I love this woman and we are planning a PB retreat one day, lol!

I do miss these foods, not on a regular basis, but I have days of wistful longing but, the reflection in the mirror reminds why NOT to do it!

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BESTLIFE79 1/20/2009 8:11PM

    Omgosh, I too have a HORRIBLE weakness for PB. I LOVE the stuff. When I am watching what I eat, I dream about a pb&J or PB& honey sandwich ( on the crappy white bread, as you mentioned)Thank God you have controlled your addiction! YOu give me hope! lol

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MARIADALE 1/10/2009 4:29PM

    Peanut Butter is a personal obsession here too.

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COFFEE_KISS 1/10/2009 1:16PM

    More PB fans? I had no idea! Of course, I love to eat the crappy stuff like creamy I purposely keep the healthy, no added ingredients, organic stuff in the house, just in case I need a :taste: ha ha, plus its better for the kids. I just bought this stuff called Bee's Knees...creamy PB with honey in it so now I cannot even have a taste. It's just better that way cuz I would probably consume the entire jar! *shame shame*

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SPARKNMOM 1/10/2009 1:10PM

    Oh, Heidi...may I join your love of PB club? I just love the stuff. Although I'll admit I do occasionally still indulge. And yes...portion control is a problem for me too. And I wonder why I'm not losing the weight I've gained LOL!!!

BTW...thanks for the comment on my page. Right back atcha, my dear!!!!

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MONICA.M_23 1/10/2009 1:09PM

    Amen!!! I know exactly how you feel, maybe not so much with peanut butter, but with my obsession with Nutella! That hazelnut chocolate spread! You always just want to stick your finger in the jar to get a taste! What a relapse you can have! The next thing you know, you have nutella or peanut butter all over your face. LOL

So I know exactly what you're going through! And way to go for kicking that habit! Haha emoticon

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Started the New Year off a mini-skirt!

Friday, January 02, 2009

It's been years since I have dared to put a short skirt on but, hubby encouraged me to show off what I have been working on, so I obliged. I was very nervous, even though it was a size 10 (which secretly excited the you know what out of me!!!) and felt a little embarrassed as we walked in to the club. But, as always, hubby was so proud and kept telling me how proud he was of me and how proud he was to be with me! Any wonder why I love this man? :D

The skirt was a hit, I got over my skirt-anxiety and ended up feeling very sexy after all. I just might even buy another one! We danced all night, hung out with our good friends (seen below) and brought the new year in on a very happy note!

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BESTLIFE79 1/8/2009 8:26AM

    Girl you looked hot! I am SO proud of you! I know how hard this was, and you inspire me! (Seriously, I make dinner now, and a lot of times I think, " Man I want some of what their having" and then I think of you, cooking for everyone, and not eating the carbs and stuff like you said, and it doesn't seem so bad!) Like you make me realize that a lot of people do this, and I shuck the self pity!! LOL

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MARIADALE 1/3/2009 5:35PM

    Way to go!

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BEADMARIE 1/3/2009 3:38PM

    You look so awesome!!!! You are a great inspiration! You started the New Year off just right! Cheers!

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LISA32989 1/2/2009 4:49PM

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SCAROUSEL1 1/2/2009 4:19PM

    What a smokin' hot way to kick off the new year... WAY TO GO!

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SPARKNMOM 1/2/2009 3:25PM

    Wow...not only do you LOOK fabulous, but it looks like you had a GREAT time on NYE!!! Wow, you!!! Bet your hubby was so very proud of you : )

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Starting the New Year up three and down three at the same time

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last year on New Year's eve, I weighed 182. This New Year's eve I weigh 185ish. Last week I weighed 188ish. This week I weigh 185ish. emoticon

So, I am up three pounds from last year and down three pounds from last week! Can't complain I guess, at least it's coming off again!!

We have a night of dancing planned with some friends so maybe it will be another pound tomorrow or Friday! We shall see!

I wish everyone a safe and merry New Year's eve - enjoy and celebrate your successes and leave the failures behind in 2008. It's a time for fresh starts and renewed committments.

We can do this! !Sí se puede!!

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BESTLIFE79 1/8/2009 8:30AM

    Honey, they say that the hardest part of losing is maintaining. So just the fact that you have kept off all of that weight for a year is so so awesome! Plus this is a new year. Youve managed to maintain for a year, now you can kick it up in 2009, and get to your goal weight! (sigh) I cant wait to be there with you, girl!

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FLYNNIE1 1/2/2009 12:42AM

    A night of dancing! What a great way to bring in the new year, and what a great message to leave the failures behind!

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MARIADALE 12/31/2008 6:08PM

    Have a wonderful evening

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Off-scale does happen!

Monday, December 29, 2008

We all depend heavily on seeing those numbers move downward on our scales. It feels great, the smell of success heavy in the air, yet, when we stall or go up 1 or 2 pounds, PANIC!

This is why so many resources tell us to measure our successes with other methods, measuring, how our clothes fit, how we look and how we feel. Yes, numbers are more....tangible, right?

But, take this example: I have been 100% on track for ohhhh 2 weeks now? Staying on plan with food and exercising practically everyday. My weight has been stubborn, no movement. Yes, a large portion of this can be attributed to hormones since it was TOM right in the middle of it all. However, when I started back a couple weeks ago, my favorite pair of boots were very, very hard to get on over my calves. I was so mad at myself!! How depressing! And, a very adorable black mini-skirt that I had bought in a size 10 didn't look right to wear anymore (I have never worn this skirt :( ).

Sounds dismal, right? Well, never fear! Yesterday, I got dressed and wanted to wear said boots and they slid right on, fitting better than ever. And, I tried on the skirt because I wanted to wear it out for New Years and guess what? Looks lovely! Still no scale movement, right? But, my body is changing for the better, regardless of that stupid scale.

I guess the "experts" are right emoticon

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MARIADALE 12/29/2008 6:13PM

    Way to go!

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LISA32989 12/29/2008 4:21PM

    And the scale is soon to follow!

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!Felíz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Saturday, December 27, 2008

What a couple of weeks it has been here in Seattle! Ice, wind, snow and now rain! With the whole family home and cooped up in the house, it's been hard to get any computer time. I am so happy the snow is finally melting so hubby can go back to work and we can get out with out having to walk everywhere (which, incidentally was not a bad thing....but its nice to drive a little further away from the house!!).

I did alot of holiday baking and didn't taste a drop! I am still very much on plan and exercising again because I wanted to start the New Year off right and ahead of the game, not trying once again to play catch up. I am feeling very good right now and very strong :)

Our holiday was wonderful, the boys got some great presents and really enjoyed themselves and we are looking forward to New Year's eve. Hubby and I will hit the dance floor while the boys have a "party" at Nana and Papa's house, I cannot wait!

Ok, back to getting the disaster cleaned up around here...where did all this stuff come from anyways????? LOL! :D

I wish everyone a wonderful New Year, full of resolutions, committments and rewards. We are all working towards the same things such as better health, renewed spirits and strong discipline in our daily march and I am with each and everyone of you as we move in forward. Let's keep it up and keep it going and make 2009 an AMAZING year!!!!

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*PEAR* 12/28/2008 10:25PM

    Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar Heidi!

I've fallen off the wagon, but that doesnt mean I can't get up. I'll be right there back in the saddle with you on January 1st. I was hopelessly stalled so I gave myself permission to endulge, hoping that once I start back up I'll lose it again and more.

You are sure looking good! Keep up the good work!

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FLYNNIE1 12/28/2008 4:10PM

    Great photos! You and your husband would have been thrown out of senior prom for that one! Stay happy! Stay good looking!

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MARIADALE 12/27/2008 7:24PM

    i hope you and your boys had a fabulous Christmas and wishing you all the best in the new year.

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