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Another Lesson Learned

Monday, November 02, 2009

Because my friends provided most of the food for our weekend together at the cabin, I did not eat the way I usually eat. I brought salad, so I had at least one salad a day but we didn't have any other plain vegetables....and I missed them. We had a pancake breakfast and a french toast breakfast - both of which I haven't had since I started my healthier eating plan. We had chili for one dinner and "smokies" (sausages in BBQ sauce" for the other dinner. Lunches were ham sandwiches and leftover chili. This is much heavier than I usually eat. Normally I would have been worried and probably obsessed about the "bad" food and not enjoyed myself as thoroughly as I could have, but this weekend was different. I thought about the situation and decided that since I had calorie laden food to eat, I needed to eat smaller portions...so that's what I did. I had one cup of chili instead of 2. I had never eaten the smokies before so I had about 2 oz of them (6 small sausages) which after I tracked them found out that was exactly 1 serving. I didn't eat the snacks I usually eat between meals, because honestly, I didn't feel hungry. (what a concept!)

After tracking, I found out that my calorie count was at the high end for 2 of the 3 days and 500 calories over 1 of the days. I wondered how my Monday weigh in would be, but I didn't obsess. Well, I just weighed and my weight is exactly the same as the last time. Wow. I can eat a reasonable amount of food even in an unusual circumstance. That is a really empowering feeling. I do not have to overeat. I can eat reasonably. I am really changing my attitudes as well as my lifestyle.

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GABY1948 11/3/2009 3:14PM

    You are just moving right along! Good Going!

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PJSTIME 11/2/2009 7:47PM

    You did a great job by controlling portions and not snacking. It is a good feeling to know we are learning how to cope with all types of obstacles and still holding our own. PJ emoticon

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ONMYWAYTOTHIN60 11/2/2009 5:01PM

    Good going!!!!!

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LOULOUBELLE2 11/2/2009 2:00PM

    Wow, and don't you just feel so good knowing that you can handle an occasional non healthy meal. You have come so far Daisy...I am proud of you.
Now you know you CAN enjoy the holidays that will soon be here, y enjoying yourself yet still in control. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 11/2/2009 1:36PM

    Isn't it amazing the things we can hang on to. I think grabbing a handle on the portion control is key to our success. You seem to have done that wonderfully and been able to enjoy your weekend without stress. emoticon

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OURELEE1 11/2/2009 10:53AM

  Great we are all learning so much from this site.

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GRANDMAZ23 11/2/2009 9:09AM

  Congratulations on using the things you've learned here on SP to help you get through a challenging weekend successfully!
Way to go!

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SERENA_DOVE 11/2/2009 8:12AM

    Way to go and how inspiring! That is truly making it into a lifestyle and rolling with the punches. Good for you and thanks for sharing. Have a sparktastic week!

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Weekend with Friends

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Had a wonderful, snowy weekend at the cabin. About 16 inches of snow. The ATV snow plow worked great and DH actually had fun doing the job of clearing our driveway. We had really good friends with us this weekend and enjoyed time with them, walking, eating, reading, watching DVD's and playing with our dogs. Life is good. Oh, I did eat too many calories but I ate small portions. We just ate highly caloric foods. I'm hoping the cold and walking in deep snow helped burn it off. I'll know tomorrow when I weigh in.

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URNIGHTNURSE 11/1/2009 9:17PM

    sounds like you had a lot of fun, but you can keep the snow. :-)

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RURAL3 11/1/2009 9:11PM

    Glad you had a good weekend. Sounds great. Even snow can be fun when you are with good friends.

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Heading for the Hills

Friday, October 30, 2009

We had about 14 inches of snow this week here in town. The sun is out now and it is melting, but my DH and I are heading up to the cabin with friends. I can't wait to leave but I have to swim at the Rec Center first. Since I started swimming a month or 2 ago I just need it to fill out my exercise regime.

We bought a ATV this summer with a plow on the front. This will be the first time we get to try it out on the long driveway up to our cabin.

This weekend will probably be one of sitting by the fire talking or reading and playing board games. I don't think we will be able to walk much, but we'll see.

We made a big pot of chili to take with us and have low sugar cocoa so we will stay warm in the cabin.

I hope you all have wonderful weekends too. See you on Sunday night!

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SCIGEEK 10/30/2009 8:05PM

    It sounds like a wonderful weekend! You can keep the snow for another month if that is okay. Here in MN it has been raining off and on all week. Your weekend sounds much nicer than my dreary one here in MN.

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RURAL3 10/30/2009 11:36AM

    That sounds like the perfect weekend. I bet you get out some and see the beauty God has created for you up there. Have a great time and see you Sunday. emoticon

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LOULOUBELLE2 10/30/2009 11:16AM

    I'm jealous to, for I'd like to be doing just what you are doing...it's SOOOOO AWESOME in the mountains...but we have already winterized our cabin. Try snowshoeing for exercise up there, it's wonderful exercise and lots of fun unless you have a little dog that likes to sit on the back of your shoes.

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GABY1948 10/30/2009 10:35AM

    Have a wonderful weekend...I also am jealous but in a good way...just the fact you are in CO and I am in MI...

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ANNROBERTS54 10/30/2009 8:50AM

    I am jealous!! But here in Tennessee we are having some amazing fall color change so I guess we all have our beauty in our own way

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Slow, Snowy Day

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A lot of patients cancelled their appointments because of the snow, so we were all very slow. The day seemed to last for ever. Even though I was bored, I didn't snack and stayed well within my calorie limits.

I forgot my gloves so cleaning off the car was no fun. But, when I got home I lit the gas fire and my DH and I spent the evening reading by the fire. I slept well and got up late so I'm rushing (as fast as I can rush in the snow) off to work.

Have a great day, everyone.

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RURAL3 10/29/2009 6:49PM

    When I saw the news last night I wondered about you and the snow. See I even think about you when I am not on here friend. emoticon

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BIRDLEGS29 10/29/2009 3:06PM

    Snow! Now I will quit complaining about rain.


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GABY1948 10/29/2009 12:08PM

    What a shock for me reading about snow there...I thought MI was bad but then realized you are in CO...you LUCKY thing, you! Have a great day!

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/29/2009 9:19AM

    Hope the snow melts, we are just getting rain but it wont be long

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Making Choices

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yesterday was one of my "hungry days", but I handled it differently than I used to do. I was really hungry after lunch, but instead of finding the cookies that are around the office, I ate a half sandwich that was in the refrigerator from yesterday's lunch and I made myself a cup of tea. When I got home DH had made a really heavy meal for supper - ham, potato, roll with broccoli and salad so I had a small portion of the ham, 1/2 the potato and 1/2 the roll with a large serving of salad and broccoli. Then I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes after supper. I accepted the fact that my body was hungry, but I feed it nutritious extras rather than empty calories with sugar which would have probably left me more hungry. Then I used moderate exercise to increase my calorie burn. I feel like I am doing better with moderation and being aware of my body and its needs. I don't want to overdo it, but I want to lose weight.

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OURELEE1 10/28/2009 12:22PM

  Good job!!!!!!

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JULIEQ2011 10/28/2009 8:17AM

    Congratulations on your wonderful choices!

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