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Weekend Plans

Thursday, November 05, 2009

This weekend DH has Rotary function on Saturday morning so we're not going up to the cabin until Saturday afternoon. Saturday night there is a neighborhood meeting at the firehouse in the mountains so we will finally get to meet some of our neighbors. It's an annual pot luck that we just found out about. We are going to bring a huge vegetable salad.

It will be funny staying home on Friday but I will use the time to clean up the rest of the basement - or at least start on it. emoticon It'll take months to finish!

I'll get to stay longer at the Rec Center on Friday which will be nice. I always hurry so we can leave for the mountains.

That's it for today. Have a great day everyone!

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LKWQUILTER 11/6/2009 8:35AM

    Have a super great time in the mountains this weekend. It is fun to meet all the neighbors.

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RURAL3 11/5/2009 8:42PM

    You sound like you are just go with the flow Nancy. I think Gaye is right. The salad is a smart move. Have fun swimming longer.

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GABY1948 11/5/2009 8:26AM

    Have a great time at the potluck. Sounds great! And how smart to take a big veggie salad!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 11/5/2009 8:03AM

    Sounds like fun attending the potluck, enjoy meeting the new neighbors

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Quiet Day

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Nothing much to talk about today, but I wanted to stay in touch. I am trying to blog daily. I am still working the program. I am staying at the same spot right now, but I can feel my "shape shifting" emoticon

Things look much smoother on me, I can see my waist and I can bend to tie my shoes. One day at a time!


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RURAL3 11/4/2009 12:21PM

    That is certainly something to blog about. emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/4/2009 11:45AM

    Sounds to me like things are definitely moving in the right direction.

I know what you mean about being able to tie your shoes. For a long time I would only buy slip-ons. Now I can tie them without huffing and puffing.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

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GABY1948 11/4/2009 11:32AM

    Great! Especially seeing the shape shifting. Hugs to you.

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 11/4/2009 11:32AM

    emoticonSounds Great! Keep up the great job!


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OURELEE1 11/4/2009 11:14AM


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L-OSTER8 11/4/2009 11:02AM

  Good for you . . . the best achievements usually take time!

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KEELY128 11/4/2009 11:00AM

    Have a great day!

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Spreading the Spark in my Home

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My DH has seen a change in my physical fitness and has actually asked me to help him with his flexibility! So this morning we are going to do about 10 minutes aerobic exercise and some stretching. Wish me luck in making it a routine!

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RURAL3 11/3/2009 5:17PM

    Waiting until they ask is key. You show by example and they will come around. A job well done my friend. emoticon

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GABY1948 11/3/2009 3:12PM

    emoticonnow, THAT'S when you know you have ARRIVED!
Good Going Daisybell!

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10285115CS 11/3/2009 8:05AM

  be careful. i tried telling my 300 pound step daughter about sparks and she got made at me.

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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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